KEITH WILHELM KOPP
KEITH HAS DIRECTED SEVERAL SHORT DRAMA, WAR AND WESTERN FILMS, MOST OF WHICH HAVE SCREENED GLOBALLY IN FESTIVALS AND ON TELEVISION. BELOW IS A CURATED SAMPLE OF HIS WORK.
Turned to the Sun
Ben is janitor who is running away from his past and finds himself entangled in a metaphorical fight with his young self for the fate of his future. Can he break the chains of his trauma to live freely or forever be overshadowed by his demons? Turned is currently in the festival circuit and has already been screened in seven international programs (Carmarthen Bay FF, The Short Cinema) .
When Phineas Gage suffers an unspeakable brain injury when a tamping rod plunges through his skull, causing dramatic shifts in his personality. His physician Dr Harlow watches over his recovery and must choose whether or not to fight for this outcasts place in the local community. Gage has screened in over forty film festivals globally, selected for six awards and had broadcast on Sky TV in the UK.
On the eve of going to war, a young soldier Matty meets his lover Kim for one last night of passion. As the night unfolds, and their uniforms come off, the truth about how they feel emerges. Our Night has screened at several festivals in Europe/N. America and has been on broadcast TV and has distribution through Tall Tales.
In the aftermath of a brutal conflict a militia-woman Abbie awakes to a haunting new reality. Can she face the loss of her innocence to survive? Scavenger has screened at several film festivals and has distribution with Shorts International.
Keith Wilhelm Kopp's most up to date showreel featuring several of his newest projects.
Keith Wilhelm Kopp is an award-winning film director from the Pacific Northwest of America based in SW England. He spent five years of his youth in the military figuring out that he was more suited for the film industry than the grunt life. He is interested in themes relating to transformation, redemption and family dynamics.
His short films have screened in film festivals globally and on Sky TV. He was selected for the 2015 Creative England South West Talent Module. Keith and his writer Laurence Guy are currently developing his first feature film with help from the BFI Network Development Award.
Awards - Best Director (Short Film Show 2018), Best Film (Honor Film Festival 2018), Best Director and Best Western (Independent Short Awards 2018), Best Original Film Award (The Wild Bunch Film Festival 2018). He is a member of Directors UK and a colleague of the United States Veterans Artist Alliance.