Who We Are

Freyja Films was formed by writer/director Louise Marie Cooke. Formally known as Dead Flower Productions from 2011-2017, the company is dedicated to telling female character driven stories through the medium of film.

Creative Director

Louise is a writer and director making films with complex female characters at the centre of the narrative. Her previous short films have screened both at home in the UK and internationally at renowned festivals including LSFF, Frameline: San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival and InsideOut Toronto.

Louise studied at the Northern Media School, and began working as a producer on independent short films and promos including the award winning Film London short Physical Education (2010). The following year she moved into directing, making her non student debut with the Film London backed coming of age film First Bite (2011). This was followed up with Siren (2014), a 23 minute short which focuses on the sexual awakening of Elizabeth. In 2015 Louise made her first non-fiction film with Alice: A Social Media Journey and most recently made Pillow Talk, a coming of age, coming out short film set in the early 90’s which will begin its festival run shortly.

Freyja

Freyja was the Norse goddess of love, sex, beauty, fertility, gold and death.
Pronounced ‘Frey-ah

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Frequent Collaborators 

Editor – Neil Fergusson
First Bite, Siren, Pillow Talk & Breathe

Neil’s credits include films which have screened at numerous international festivals and factual television programming. In the last two years, he has worked in the world of 3D, delving into the past with Brian May’s Brief History of 3Dand soaring high with the prime time SKY series Britain & Ireland from the Sky.

Recently he finished editing Kulajo: My Heart Is Darkened; a feature documentary made with Emmy award winning filmmaker Gwynne Roberts. Set in Iraq, it is an emotional journey, detailing the human tragedy of the 1988 Anfal.

Composer – Victoria Wijaratne
First Bite, Siren, Pillow Talk & Breathe

Victoria is an award winning composer for Film & TV, having vast experience in all areas of music spanning almost ten years. Her credits include the British thriller ‘The Liability’ (2012) (dir. Craig Viveiros) starring Tim Roth and Jack O’Connell, as well as recently the TV documentary ‘Hong Kong Roof Top Rebels’ for Al Jazeera Media Network.

She was also invited to Berlinale Talents (as part of Berlinale International Film Festival) as a 2015 sound studio participant. Pillow Talk will be her 5th film working as composer with director Louise Marie Cooke which began with Victoria winning the ‘Best Composer’ award for First Bite at Underwire Festival 2011.

Who We Are

Freyja Films was formed by writer/director Louise Marie Cooke. Formally known as Dead Flower Productions from 2011-2017, the company is dedicated to telling female character driven stories through the medium of film.

Creative Director

Louise is a writer and director making films with complex female characters at the centre of the narrative. Her previous short films have screened both at home in the UK and internationally at renowned festivals including LSFF, Frameline: San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival and InsideOut Toronto.

Louise studied at the Northern Media School, and began working as a producer on independent short films and promos including the award winning Film London short Physical Education (2010). The following year she moved into directing, making her non student debut with the Film London backed coming of age film First Bite (2011). This was followed up with Siren (2014), a 23 minute short which focuses on the sexual awakening of Elizabeth. In 2015 Louise made her first non-fiction film with Alice: A Social Media Journey and most recently made Pillow Talk, a coming of age, coming out short film set in the early 90’s which will begin its festival run shortly.

Who We Are

Freyja

Freyja is the Norse goddess of love, sex, beauty, fertility, gold and death.

Pronounced ‘Frey-ah

Who We Are
 

Frequent Collaborators 

Producer – Natalie Sutton
Pillow Talk & Breathe

Starting her journey in the film industry in 2014, Natalie is currently finishing her degree in Film and TV Production at the Westminster Film School. She has been specialising in Producing since this time and has produced a range of shorts concentrating on complex relationships. Her last short “Shuffle”, which she produced played at film festivals both here in the UK and oversees. Throughout this time she has also been a 1st AD, Production Manager, Script Supervisor and a Locations Manager. She enjoys taking productions from script to screen she whilst working with new like-minded passionate creatives. Having worked on both shorts and feature films she knows the importance of dedicated crew to bring a story to life.

Editor – Neil Fergusson
First Bite, Siren, Pillow Talk & Breathe

Neil’s credits include films which have screened at numerous international festivals and factual television programming. In the last two years, he has worked in the world of 3D, delving into the past with Brian May’s Brief History of 3Dand soaring high with the prime time SKY series Britain & Ireland from the Sky.

Recently he finished editing Kulajo: My Heart Is Darkened; a feature documentary made with Emmy award winning filmmaker Gwynne Roberts. Set in Iraq, it is an emotional journey, detailing the human tragedy of the 1988 Anfal.

Composer – Victoria Wijaratne
First Bite, Siren, Pillow Talk & Breathe

Victoria is an award winning composer for Film & TV, having vast experience in all areas of music spanning almost ten years. Her credits include the British thriller ‘The Liability’ (2012) (dir. Craig Viveiros) starring Tim Roth and Jack O’Connell, as well as recently the TV documentary ‘Hong Kong Roof Top Rebels’ for Al Jazeera Media Network.

She was also invited to Berlinale Talents (as part of Berlinale International Film Festival) as a 2015 sound studio participant. Pillow Talk will be her 5th film working as composer with director Louise Marie Cooke which began with Victoria winning the ‘Best Composer’ award for First Bite at Underwire Festival 2011.