Who Am I
Shelby Cooke is a master’s student at the University of East Anglia, focusing her research on the cultural and societal impact of cinematic representations. Her primary area of study is British cinema, and she has undertaken research on filmmaker Andrea Arnold’s representation of motherhood, the queering of aristocratic men in Edward Berger’s Patrick Melrose (2018) series, Paddington Bear in a post-Brexit Britain and David Bowie’s representation of English identity.
Shelby has been running film websites for nearly 8 years, producing a range of content from film reviews to in-depth analyses. In addition to freelance film writing, she worked as the film editor at Concrete Newspaper, where she curated each issue’s themes based on philosophical concepts in film.
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Upper Ground Production is a British film and TV blog. Here you'll find a wide array of posts from film and TV reviews to op-eds and even the occasional cheeky fangirl post (I simply can't help myself).
Originally titled Actor.Nerd.Fashionista, this blog began in 2013 as an entertainment and fashion blog. Weekly posts covered a wide spectrum, from film reviews to fashion critiques to lifesaving beauty products. But as I began to grow into adulthood, my old blogging style began to stagnate. It was time to lose the geeky fangirl Cumberbatch posts and Doctor Who references, and begin to reflect the all new me.
Thus, Upper Ground Production was born! This new site will still include my excessively written film analyses and overtly pretentious artistic rants, but now it's just on a minimalist, hipster site. UGP will follow the progression of my ever thriving obsession with British cinema, and, hopefully, turn you into a fellow Brit cinephile!