Cast & Crew



Although Claude doesn’t utter any dialogue during the film, the story required an actor with a great ability to convey the complex emotions of a man at the end of his life, faced with the mortality of his one time partner and friend without letting it spill over into a mawkish or cliched performance. With the deftest of touches Karl brought Claude to life on the screen, in a moment switching from mischievous satisfaction to crushing sadness.



319331_182073JACK WARNER – ‘BENNY’

Whilst Benny only appears in the film ‘posthumously’ in photos and newspaper clippings, it was essential to find the right actor to portray this Music Hall star. Amy had worked with Jack Warner on many productions when she was an AD, and had even discussed the project with Jack back when it was first being written. When the time came to make the film, some years later, Amy had no hesitation in approaching Jack to appear in the film.





AMY COOP – Writer/Director/Producer

Amy started out as an AD before moving into Directing. Her first short film ‘The Fairweather Girl’ screened at many prominent Children’s film festivals (TIFF Kids, CICFF) and won ‘Best Film’ at the inaugural OneCloudFest in 2011. She has produced more than 20 short films, and Epitaph is her third as Writer/Director. She directed the feature documentary ‘Little Stars of Bethlehem’ for Elfin Productions, supported by Film Agency Wales. it screened in the Breakthrough strand of the London UK Film Focus (LUFF) at the BFI in 2012.



TREVOR COOP – Director of Photography

Trevor is an award winning veteran of more than 40 years in the film industry. His films as Camera Operator and 2nd Unit DoP include many Oscar and Bafta winning productions (Amadeus, Henry V, Closer) as well as Hollywood blockbusters (Star Wars Ep1, Troy, Harry Potter).




‘Epitaph’ is Tandis’s second collaboration with Amy, after he scored her feature doc ‘Little Stars’ in 2011. He has composed original scores for many short films, commercials and dramas, including the Bafta nominated ‘Love you Joseff Hughes’.


Production Manager – Chris Hughes

1st Assistant Director – Casey Levie

3rd Assistant Director -Carys Brehme

1st Assistant Camera – Jason Coop

2nd Assistant Camera – Catherine Staples

DIT – Luke Spencer

Grip – James Sams

Key Grip – Mark Morley

Crane Technician – Ben Edwards

Gaffer – Greg King

Make Up Designer – Chris O’Toole

Storyboard artist – Jeff Cummins

Production Designer – Kate Stamp

Art Director – George Leonora Phelan

Stby Art Director – Chris Passerotti

Art Dept Assistants –

Natasha Guinness-Taylor

Anita Rajkumar

Emma Denby

Elizabeth Lindsay

Art Dept Construction – Derek Horner

Unit Photographer / EPK – Neil Rouse

Runners –

Tristam Summers

Tilly Russell

Editor – Amy Coop

Online Editor – Theo Cowen

Colourist – Darren Mostyn

VFX Artist – John G Lashley

Sound Designer & Dubbing Mixer – Gurdeep Singh

Production Supervisor for Sequence Post – Kabir Jutla

Production Supervisor for Wise Buddah – Natasha Redhead

Associate Producer – Cat Cooper

Executive Producers –

Stuart Wealands

Milan Krsljanin

Produced by Amy Coop

Thanks to:

Doreen Coop

Debbie Roberts

Win Hamlet

Tracey Jolliffe

Watford Borough Council

Sullivan Buses

MK Ginder & Son

Harvest Mouse Designs

Arri ALEXA camera equipment supplied by Arri GB

Lighting equipment supplied by Arri Lighting

Moviebird Crane & grip equipment supplied by Alpha Grip

DollyCrane HD supplied by Floatcam UK


Online Creative, Brighton

London Filter Company

The Plant Room

Sequence Post

Wise Buddah

Outpost Facilities


Special Thanks to

Directors UK

Arri GB

Filmed at 3 Mills Studios, London and on location in Hertfordshire, England.

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