writer / director / production designer
8 minutes // 2017 // fiction
A coming of age film set in 1993 about best friends Cara and Lucy. Lucy suspects that Cara has feelings for girls rather than boys and is determined to get the truth from Cara.
Praise for Pillow Talk
UK Film Review
“Astutely intimate and containing wonderful, believable characters, Cooke’s short film is a timeless journey of self discovery and friendship. Whilst the window may be brief, we witness a beautiful moment of connection that transcends the shallow concepts of social media and the like, and harks back to a time where the clarity of one’s identity could only be found by challenging yourself and those you cared about.”
Circle of Cinema – Pillow Talk @ Underwire Festival Review
“Pillow Talk mostly ended up being a damn good reminder of my time during the 90s. True, I was a teenage boy, but I remember the coloured hairspray and Polaroid cameras! But I also remember how negatively being gay was perceived. Cooke’s film does an amazing job of showing us the true power of friendship in the face of societal judgement.”