The Annual SHOOT New Directors Showcase, Special Edition Featuring Film Club's own Em Cooper

SHOOT magazine released detailed coverage of the 12th Annual New Directors Showcase online yesterday.

The showcase, celebrated last Thursday at the DGA Theatre in New york pays tribute to the best up-and-coming talent in the industry, including Film Club's own Em Cooper.

SHOOT debuted their 12th Annual New Directors Showcase reel at the event reception which was followed by a panel discussion moderated by SHOOT publisher and editorial director Roberta Griefer.

Check out Film Club's Em Cooper feature spread in the special edition coverage here.

Film Club's Em Cooper selected for SHOOT Magazine's New Directors Showcase

The talented Em Cooper of Film Club has been selected out of hundreds of entries for SHOOT Magazine's New Directors Showcase. The event spotlights the best up-and-coming directors from all genres and backgrounds.

Already in its 12th year, the showcase is celebrated on May 22nd with a special screening, panel discussion and reception at the DGA Theatre in New York. Em Cooper was selected for her beautiful hand-painted animation style in a series of online spots for Biofinity contact lenses with New York agency TBWA Chiat Day.

This is yet another wonderful honour for Em Cooper who is making headlines at the moment for her animation talent within the BBC documentary feature, Kiss the Water. The documentary feature has received glowing reviews from the likes of The Guardian, Timeout Magazine, The Financial Times and more.

The full profiles of the New Directors Showcase roster and the reel will be available to view on Friday 23rd May here.

Kiss The Water, DVD release and yet more praise

Kiss the Water, with its' beautiful, hand painted animation by Film Club's Em Cooper has received yet another glowing review, this time from CineVue. The review pays particular attention to Coopers animation style, which is described as having an inherent 'compassion and warmth'. Read the complete review here.

The film has also recently been released on DVD, order your copy here.