Dany Cooper ASE
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Dany Cooper is one of Australia’s best known and most respected editors with an enviable body of work across film and television. Dany is currently working on Breath (dir. Simon Baker), and earlier this year edited the U.S. film Measure of a Man (dir. Jim Loach). In 2015 she worked on Holding the Man (dir. Neil Armfield) for Goalpost Pictures and in 2014 the Australia/UK co-production Chasing Satellites (dir. Jim Loach). Other recent credits include Deadline Gallipoli (dir. Michael Rymer), The Killing Field (dir. Sam Lang), Puberty Blues and Paranoia (dir. Robert Luketic).
Dany edited the hit film The Sapphires for Goalpost Pictures (dir. Wayne Blair), which screened at Cannes 2012 and opened MIFF as well as screening at Telluride and Toronto in which she received an ASE Award Nomination and won the AACTA Award for Best Editing.
Her overseas work includes TV miniseries Battlestar Galactica, for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award; the Paramount Viacom television pilot Haunted USA; the Warner Bros feature Queen of the Damned; The Monkey’s Mask (dir. Samantha Lang), and In Too Deep for Miramax/Dimension.
She was nominated for an AFI Awards for The Well (dir. Samantha Lang) starring Miranda Otto and Pamela Rabe, Candy (dir. Neil Armfield) starring Heath Ledger and Abbie Cornish, Beneath Hill 60 (dir. Jeremy Sims) starring Brendan Cowell and Gyton Grantley (winner Film Critics Circle of Australia Award and ASE Award) and Angel Baby (dir. Michael Rymer), for which Dany won the AFI Award. She was also nominated for an AACTA Award for Oranges and Sunshine (dir. Jim Loach) starring Emily Watson for which she also received an IF nomination and won the ASE Award. Her other Australian credits include December Boys (dir. Rod Hardy, starring Daniel Radcliffe), Hey Hey It’s Esther Blueburger (dir. Cathy Randall, starring Toni Collette), Australia (additional editor – dir. Baz Luhrmann, starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman).