James, a sexy, youthful sought-after Instagram star in high-society, and self-proclaimed ‘Trophy,’ is dumped by his wealthy live-in benefactor. Now he must learn that the real world is not the facade he’s built for himself on social media.
Starring Emrhys Cooper, Anthony Johnston & Gerald McCullouch
The short has screened at numerous prestigious film festivals, including the Cannes Film Festival, Dances with Films, California Independent Film Festival, Catskills International Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival & Chelsea Film Festival.
“CANNES FILM FESTIVAL – Emrhys Cooper’s Trophy Boy is a must-see film that will make us look at ourselves! ★★★★★” – Film & Business Television, May 11, 2018
“Trophy Boy is an excellent film that addresses a subject that the whole world is currently involved in; Social Media.” – JustCelebrityMag.com, May 11, 2018
““Trophy Boy is one of the best films I've seen this year, if not the best. About the excesses and downfalls of living a social media life” – Movies Over the Rainbow, April 30, 2018
“Trophy Boy is the film equivalent of accidentally opening the front-facing camera on your phone while lying down, revealing your double chin. It shows us the real lives of these immaculately groomed people and the extreme lengths they go to for social media attention.” – Review Avenue (UK), June 4, 2018
"But, it’s Cooper who steals the limelight. With impeccable dialogue delivery, amazing body language and performance, he consumes the screen every time he faces the camera…The climax is a pure masterpiece in terms of both, acting and story.” – Indie Shorts Mag, September 14, 2018
"Cooper & Johnston, who shoulder the responsibility as the director and co-writers, have woven such a compelling tale for the millennials that it’s hard not to be affected! The dialogues and characters are relatable, the storytelling is as effortless as the performances and the background score is complimentary. Without giving away much, the climax is a pure masterpiece in terms of both, acting and story. The dark, haunting depth attained in performance and narration makes ‘Trophy Boy’ worth a watch!" – Indie Shorts Magazine, September 14, 2018
“Actor Emrhys Cooper’s performance in “Trophy Boy” (which also showed at Cannes) was a highlight at the Catskill International Film Festival held in Callicoon, NY, last weekend.” – River Reporter, September 13-19