Daniel-Konrad Cooper runs Rather Good Films Ltd a UK Feature Film Production company that has produced 13 completed feature films since 2014 on budgets from £800k-£6m. Four of those films are now hosted on Netflix internationally: Dead In A Week (or your money back), Burn Burn Burn & Another Mother’s Son (all with DKC as Producer) & Copenhagen (EP). All Rather Good films have been released theatrically and internationally. Rather Good develops projects from treatment to script and then budgets, schedules and packages them before independently raising full finance for each film with DKC managing them through production and post. We have a strong track record of delivering projects on-budget and attracting name-talent with thought-provoking and ambitious films. Dead In A Week stars Tom Wilkinson, Aneurin Barnard & Christopher Eccleston and has performed especially well at the European Box Office and recent project The Man In The Hat stars Stephen Dillane, Ciarán Hinds & Maïwenn went out in UK cinemas in September 2020.
Daniel brings experience of shooting across Europe, Canada and the US and recently served as Production Supervisor on Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk setting-up and managing the production team in France, Holland and the UK. Rather Good Films’ priority has been on delivering ambitious quality feature films each at an appropriate price point for the market. The current slate focuses on thought-provoking British comedy, which exports well and resonates with UK talent. We work consistently with a strong team of established professionals who work between Studio and Independent features.
After graduating from Oxford, Daniel worked internationally on Studio and Independent Feature Films in a variety of Production, Camera and Accounts-oriented roles. He has assisted some of the industry’s most colourful characters, including Matthew Vaughn (Stardust) and Tommy Lee Jones (Captain America), and worked with budgets ranging from $20k to $200m with shoot experience in London, Toronto, LA, Paris, Dunkirk, Holland, Mississippi, Montreal & Moscow.
Daniel started out as a runner in 2005 and fell-in with US Producer Jake Myers with whom he worked on 4 Studio features. He worked his way up the Production ladder on Shanghai through RED and RED2 to most recently being the Production Supervisor on Christopher Nolan’s DUNKIRK.
Daniel’s most recent Independent feature producing credit was on Dead In A Week (or your money back), a hitman comedy starring Tom Wilkinson and Aneurin Barnard. The film follows an ageing assassin desperate to meet his annual quota and stave-off enforced retirement. The project marks his biggest collaboration with writer/director Tom Edmunds with whom he made the breakout festival hit Is This A Joke? in 2011.
Daniel’s UK road trip comedy Burn Burn Burn (Laura Carmichael, Chloe Pirrie) played at BFI London Film Festival in 2015, won The Odessa Film Festival Grand Prix and was nominated at the British Independent Film Awards. The film was released internationally and is now available on Netflix. The film’s writer Charlie Covell has gone on to great success with TV-hit The End Of The F**king World and Daniel worked again with director Chanya Button on her 2nd feature Vita & Virginia (starring Gemma Arterton & Elizabeth Debicki).
Daniel partnered with a US financier to Produce on three feature films in 2013, all of which starred on the 2014 festival circuit: Low Down (John Hakes, Elle Fanning, Glenn Close) won Best Cinematography at Sundance, Copenhagen (Gethin Anthony) won the Audience Award at Slamdance, and Big Significant Things (Harry Lloyd) premiered at SXSW also winning an Audience Award.
In 2015 Daniel joined Bill Kenwright Films to steer their feature-project Another Mother’s Son through the final stages of Development, Production and to Director’s Cut. The WW2 drama stars Jenny Seagrove, John Hannah, Amanda Abbington & Ronan Keating, and tells the true story of Louisa Gould who his an escaped Russian POW during the Nazi-occupation of Jersey.
In 2018 Daniel partnered with Dominic Dromgoole’s Open Palm Films to deliver musically-rooted comedy The Man In The Hat. The feature film shot across France with a cast including Ciarán Hinds, Stephen Dillane and Maïwenn.
In 2019 Daniel began collaborating with acclaimed director Neil Marshall (The Descent, Dog Soldiers, Hellboy) working on The Reckoning which shot in Budapest, Hungary. The film is set for release in 2021 and they have plans to collaborate on a 2nd feature film – horror/thriller The Lair slated for production later in the year.
Daniel is now London-based and has an ever-evolving slate of projects in development with his own company Rather Good Films Ltd, but remains open to opportunities internationally. He has also served as chair of the jury for the British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) since 2016 and in 2020 was invited to join BAFTA.
Through Rather Good Films he offers script consultancy, budgets, schedules and breakdowns to projects on a broad range of scales. He also guest lectures at Film Schools including The MET Film School, Exeter University, Central School of Speech & Drama and The London Film Academy. Investors, new business ideas and new opportunities are always welcome!
Oxford University, Balliol College JCR President. English Literature (2002-05).
Radley College, Abingdon (1996-2001) Academic Scholarship