Alice D Cooper

Freelance Copywriter, Scriptwriter & Journalist London, UK

Concepts. Copy. Content. Scripts. Articles. Film Reviews.

I love writing stories whether it’s for brands, fiction or fact.

I’m a senior freelance writer who’s equally happy working for ad agencies, design studios, e-commerce companies, corporate film production companies and direct with clients.

I’m used to working in-house or remotely, in teams or flying solo. Everything from intriguing concepts and apposite headlines to loquacious copy, hard-working websites to engaging corporate film scripts, ear-catching radio and TV commercials to e-commerce, brand books to print pieces, direct marketing and posters.

My writing's also appeared in online magazines, sports publications, short story anthologies, and joke books - many examples of which are on this website.

But I also make short films (drama, documentaries and corporates), and write feature drama scripts on the side (www.hurcheonfilms.com).

In essence, if you’ve got a story that needs to be told, let me choose just the right words for you.

Education

London College of Communication

M A Screenwriting

An in-depth study of storytelling and character development covering short films, soap operas, drama series and serials, and feature films. Workshopping, reviewing and providing coverage.

Awards

2017

Directors UK Alexa Challenge, Directors UK & ARRI (One of six winners of Alexa kit and anamorphic lenses for a 2 day shoot. Short film to be delivered in April 2017) [link]

2016

Jury’s Choice Best Short FIlm, The London Rolling Film Festival (For short film “Ace”) [link]

2014

Mardibooks Short Story Competition, Publication of short story (This is a World War 1 e-anthology and my story “John Keaton” is included.) [link]

Since 2010

Film Festival Nominations, Various international and UK Film Festivals (My short drama films have all been selected for film festivals around the world. Four of them have received several craft nominations. ) [link]

2010

Short Script Competition, Prequel to Cannes (A short film script competition run from Dorset.) [link]

2000

Write Time Initiative, Women in Film & TV (A feature film script competition)

1999

Consumer Awareness Award, Institute of Sales Promotion (An integrated campaign for “Tetley’s Bitter” featuring English rugby captain Martin Johnson)

1993

Silver Screen Award, US International Film & Video Award (This was for COI ‘Lock up your bike’ public information film directed by Peter Granger at Firehouse Productions)

2018

Best British Short Film, Southampton International Film Festival (For “Home to the Hangers” a short film about poet Edward Thomas) [link]

2018

Special Category: Making a new world, Imperial War Museum, London (For short film “Home to the Hangers”) [link]

2018

Best Paranormal Horror Film, u Horror Film Festival (USA) (For short film “The Penny Dropped”) [link]

2018

Best Short Documentary, American Presidents Library Film & Literary Festiv (For “Writing the Peace”) [link]

2019

One Act Play Festival Selection, The Lost Theatre Company/Stockwell Playhouse (One of 18 plays in the festival, each receiving a single performance)

Clients

Canary Wharf Estates British Fencing Association (sport) TENA Continence Care Glenmorangie Pernod Ricard Nespresso Heineken Elevit Vitamins National Lottery SanDIsk Voke IARD Polygrip Denture Fixative Persil Dual Action Capsules Fortnum & Mason Morrison Supermarkets Dove Men + Care SCB Bank Sky TV Sol Beer Ballintine's Whisky Ovarian Cancer Trust Lloyds Pharmacy Vulcan to the Sky Trust The Restaurant Group Apollo Tyres Bingo chain food & drink (pitch)

Specialties

Writing producing & directing radio Corporate film scripts Brand Books Concepts & copy

Skills

Ad Concepts Copywriting Scriptwriting Radio Ads Corporate Film Scripts TV ad scripts Digital Copywriting Producing & Directing Radio Ads Website Content Brand Books Annual Reports Impact Reports White Papers Programme Ident Scripts