COFFEE FILMS
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Over 18 years Coffee Films have experimented across a diverse range of filmmaking styles and approaches. Born into an underground indie film world of S-VHS and tape-to-tape linear editing we embraced the miniDV explosion and NLE editing, the HDV boom that followed and on into the array of cameras available today with recent projects shooting on DSLR, smartphones, Flip cameras, Arri Alexas and Red.

Stylistically the films have ranged from experimental to arthouse, thriller, documentary, black comedy and drama, and we've been fortunate to have received praise for all of them from festival audiences, critics and even the horrors of YouTube comments. Although we hope to never find ourselves repeating formulas much of our work has settled into exploring the dark, alternative and creative side of humanity, as well as the occasional foray into the beauty of the natural world it exists within.

In the immediate future our slate is targeted in three primary areas of drama/thriller (0day, Cards and Snow are lined up for shoots starting this year), documentary (music doc The Death and Resurrection Show on controversial band Killing Joke is currently getting released) and drama/thriller (0day is currently in production), but more than anything we aspire to be creators of ambitious, high quality independent films that tell remarkable, engaging and character driven stories.

Below you can find details of projects old and new, click on the film posters to access mini-sites with production info, reviews, trailers, casts, crews and director's notes.

OUT NOW
The exclusive and definitive Killing Joke music documentary feature film

CINEMA, TV AND DVD 2016
THE DEATH AND RESURRECTION SHOW
AN ILC PRODUCTIONS / COFFEE FILMS PRODUCTION

AN INDEPENDENT FEATURE LENGTH MUSIC DOCUMENTARY PROFILING THE TURBULENT HISTORY OF THE POST PUNK INDUSTRIAL BAND KILLING JOKE; EXPLORING THEIR MUSIC, MYSTICISM AND MADNESS WITH JAZ COLEMAN.

DIRECTOR: SHAUN PETTIGREW, PRODUCERS:SHAUN PETTIGREW AND STEVE PIPER, FEATURING: JAZ COLEMAN, JANA TRZILOVA AND KILLING JOKE WITH DAVE GROHL, JIMMY PAGE, PETER HOOK, ALEX PATTERSON, CHRIS KIMSEY, SIR LAURENCE GARDNER AND MIKE COLES. CINEMA, DVD AND TV RELEASE 2016 VIA KWA/SUNDANCE/AMC/COFFEE/ILC.

PRE PRODUCTION
Dramatic feature film set in the post-Snowden world of computer hacking

SHOOTING 2016
0DAY
A COFFEE FILMS PRODUCTION

A DRAMATIC FEATURE LENGTH FILM FOLLOWING A GROUP OF YOUNG HACKERS INTO A POST-SNOWDEN RABBIT HOLE THAT RUNS DEEPER THAN ANY OF THEM EXPECT.

DIRECTOR/WRITER/PRODUCER:STEVE PIPER, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: VANDA RAPTI, ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: SOPHIE KINGSLEY, FEATURING: DAVID PHILLIPPS, FRANCESCA BUTLER AND DAVID HOUSE, MUSIC: SOUND SANCTUARY AND BURNING SHAPES. NOW SHOOTING AND SLATED FOR 2016 RELEASE.

DEVELOPMENT
Black zombie comedy adaptation of the cult web series Zomblogalypse

SHOOTING 2017
ZOMBLOGALYPSE
A COFFEE FILMS / MILESTONE FILMS PRODUCTION

ADAPTED FROM THE CHAOTIC CULT BRITISH WEB SERIES OF THE SAME NAME, FOLLOWING A GROUP OF INEPT ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE SURVIVORS AND THEIR BIZARRE ADVENTURES IN YORK.

DIRECTORS/WRITERS: HANNAH BUNGARD, TONY HIPWELL AND MILES WATTS, PRODUCER:STEVE PIPER. SLATED FOR 2016/2017 PRODUCTION AND RELEASE.

DEVELOPMENT
Dark drama/thriller feature film Cards

SHOOTING 2017
CARDS
A COFFEE FILMS PRODUCTION

DARK DRAMA/THRILLER FOLLOWING FOUR YOUNG HOUSEMATES EXPERIMENTING WITH A GAME OF FATE-DRIVEN DECISION MAKING AND MORALITY THAT RAPIDLY SPIRALS OUT OF CONTROL.

DIRECTOR/WRITER/PRODUCER:STEVE PIPER, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: VANDA RAPTI, CO-PRODUCER: SOPHIE KINGSLEY. SLATED FOR 2017 PRODUCTION.


ONLINE
Music video for the song Silence Amplified by indie rock band Burning Shapes

OUT NOW ONLINE
SILENCE AMPLIFIED
A COFFEE FILMS / FRIENDLY TRIBE PRODUCTION

MUSIC VIDEO FOR THE BRITISH INDIE ROCK BAND BURNING SHAPES, ACCOMPANYING THEIR SECOND SINGLE RELEASE SILENCE AMPLIFIED ON THE FRIENDLY TRIBE LABEL.

DIRECTOR: STEVE PIPER, PRODUCERS: STEVE PIPER AND TOBY UFFINDELL-PHILLIPS, FEATURING: TOBY UFFINDELL-PHILLIPS AND BONNIE TOMPSON.

ONLINE
Music video for the song Drop by the indie rock band Burning Shapes

OUT NOW ONLINE
DROP
A COFFEE FILMS PRODUCTION

MUSIC VIDEO FOR THE BRITISH INDIE ROCK BAND BURNING SHAPES, ACCOMPANYING THEIR DEBUT SINGLE RELEASE DROP ON THE FRIENDLY TRIBE LABEL.

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: STEVE PIPER, FEATURING: BURNING SHAPES.


ON DVD
The independent current affairs, nature and wildlife documentary film Last of the Scottish Wildcats

A COFFEE FILMS PRODUCTION

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED INDEPENDENT WILDLIFE / CURRENT AFFAIRS DOCUMENTARY ON THE ENDANGERED SCOTTISH WILDCAT. FEATURING ORIGINAL WILD FOOTAGE AND INTERVIEWS WITH LEADING EXPERTS.

FILMMAKER: STEVE PIPER, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: VANDA RAPTI. AVAILABLE NOW ON DVD DIRECT FROM COFFEE FILMS, ACROSS THE INTERNET AND IN STORES ACROSS THE UK DISTRIBUTED BY BECKMANN VISUAL PUBLISHING.

POST PRODUCTION
Low budget short feature combining documentary and drama in the world of recreational drugs

POST PRODUCTION
DEALER
A COFFEE FILMS PRODUCTION

LOW BUDGET MINI-FEATURE FOLLOWING A WEEK IN THE LIFE OF A YOUNG DRUG DEALER LIVING IN THE MIDDLE CLASS COMMUTER BELT COMBINING REAL LIFE STORIES WITH FICTION TO GIVE A TRUE PERSPECTIVE ON SUBURBAN DRUG USE.

FILMMAKER: STEVE PIPER, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: VANDA RAPTI, FEATURING: DAVE SMITH, NEIL JORDAN, LIZ GREEN, MATT BREMERKAMP AND SARAH GREEN IN A CAST OF ACTORS AND NON-ACTORS. OFTEN DELAYED PROJECT THAT COMPLETED SHOOTING YEARS AGO AND NEVER QUITE FINDS A RELEASE WINDOW, EXPECTED TO FINALLY WRAP IN 2012.


2006
Niall Quinn Under Same Sky music video

OUT NOW ONLINE
UNDER SAME SKY
A COFFEE FILMS PRODUCTION

MUSIC VIDEO FOR BRITISH ACOUSTIC FOLK ARTIST NIALL QUINN'S SONG UNDER SAME SKY, ACCOMPANYING RELEASE OF THE ALBUM A VODKA FOR THE GIRL WHO CHANGED MY WORLD.

FILMMAKER: STEVE PIPER, FEATURING: NIALL QUINN AND NIKKI POSENER. AVAILABLE WIDELY ONLINE AND AS A BONUS FEATURE ON THE NIALL QUINN ALBUM A VODKA FOR THE GIRL WHO CHANGED MY WORLD.

2005
A black comedy thriller short film about a very unusual friendship

A CRESTFALLEN PRODUCTIONS/COFFEE FILMS PRODUCTION

BLACK COMEDY THRILLER SHORT FILM AND OUR FIRST CO-PRODUCTION WITH CRESTFALLEN, A TEAM FROM YORK. FOLLOWS THE STORY OF TWO LONER NEIGHBOURS WHO DEVELOP AN UNUSUAL AND ULTIMATELY UNHEALTHY FRIENDSHIP.

DIRECTOR/WRITER/CO-PRODUCER: SHEENA HOLLIDAY, WRITER/EDITOR/CO-PRODUCER: ADAM GREENWOOD, PRODUCER: EMMA CLOVER, EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: STEVE PIPER AND VANDA RAPTI, FEATURING: STEVE JOINER AND PHILLIP COLLINS. AVAILABLE WIDELY ONLINE.


2005
Out of Idaho, a music documentary on US independent rock artist Jake Stigers

OUT NOW ONLINE
OUT OF IDAHO
A COFFEE FILMS/LIL' PONY MUSIC PRODUCTION

A MUSIC DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM ON EMERGING US INDEPENDENT ROCK ARTIST JAKE STIGERS, SHOT DURING HIS FIRST SOLO ACOUSTIC TOUR OF THE UK WITH OUR SISTER COMPANY COFFEE ARTISTS.

FILMMAKER: STEVE PIPER, EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: VANDA RAPTI AND SUZANNE SPRICH, FEATURING: JAKE STIGERS, MUSIC; JAKE STIGERS AND THE VELVET ROOTS. AVAILABLE WIDELY ONLINE.

2004
Multi-award winning arthouse drama following a nature photographer who isolates himself from society

A COFFEE FILMS PRODUCTION

MULTI AWARD WINNING AND CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ARTHOUSE/DRAMA SHORT FILM FOLLOWING A NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER WHO CAN NO LONGER STAND THE UGLY FACE OF SOCIETY AND REMOVES HIMSELF FROM IT.

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: STEVE PIPER, WRITER: JASON YOUNG, DP/PRODUCER: ROB FAIRLIE, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: VANDA RAPTI, FEATURING: DAVID HOUSE AND MICHELLE MUNDEN. SPENT FIVE YEARS ON THE FESTIVAL CIRCUIT AT OVER 100 EVENTS ACROSS FOUR CONTINENTS AND HIGHLIGHTED COFFEE FILMS AS ONE OF EUROPE'S BEST EMERGING PRODUCTION COMPANIES. AVAILABLE ONLINE.


2004
Award winning short film thriller 3, documenting the apocalyptic ending of three entwined relationships

OUT NOW ONLINE
3
A COFFEE FILMS PRODUCTION

AWARD WINNING SHORT FILM THAT SPENT SEVERAL YEARS ON THE FESTIVAL CIRCUIT, TELLING THE STORY OF THREE INTIMATELY ENTWINED RELATIONSHIPS AND THEIR APOCALYPTIC CONCLUSION.

FILMMAKER: STEVE PIPER, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: VANDA RAPTI, MUSIC: MISTER ED, FEATURING: DAVID HOUSE, MAT BETTERIDGE AND SARAH HARVEY-SMART. AVAILABLE WIDELY ONLINE.

2004
Experimental short film exploring Orwellian themes of enforced surveillance

OUT NOW ONLINE
TELEVISUAL MAN
A COFFEE FILMS PRODUCTION

THE FIRST FILM WE EVER MADE IN 1996, REMASTERED BY DEMAND IN 2004. AN EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM EXPLORING GEORGE ORWELL INSPIRED THEMES OF ENFORCED SURVEILLANCE AND THE PROLIFERATION OF MEANINGLESS RELATIY SHOWS; JUST KEEPS GETTING MORE RELEVANT!

FILMMAKER: STEVE PIPER, MUSIC: AMIR BAGHIRI, FEATURING: DAVE SMITH. AVAILABLE WIDELY ONLINE.


EARLY DEVELOPMENT

SNOW
A COFFEE FILMS PRODUCTION

A POST ENVIRONMENTAL APOCALYPSE DRAMA THRILLER EXPLORING MANKIND'S RELATIONSHIP WITH NATURE.

UNTITLED WILD CAT DOC
A COFFEE FILMS/SCCF PRODUCTION

WILDLIFE DOCUMENTARY SERIES PROFILING 6 OF THE WORLD'S MOST ENDANGERED AND LEAST KNOWN WILD CAT SPECIES (PALLAS CAT, ANDEAN MOUNTAIN CAT, FISHING CAT, GUIGNA, WILDCAT AND IRIOMOTE CAT) ALONGSIDE LEADING CONSERVATIONISTS WORLDWIDE WHO WILL SHARE IN PROFITS FROM THE FILM.

ZOMBLOGALYPSE SEQUEL
A MILESTONE/COFFEE FILMS PRODUCTION

SEQUEL TO THE WEB SERIES REBOOT ALONGSIDE MILESTONE FILMS.