Who Am I
Shelby Cooke is an artist and freelance writer, who recently completed her masters degree at the University of East Anglia. Shelby focused her research on the cultural and societal impact of cinematic representations and completed her thesis on David Bowie's representation of Englishness through his on screen performances. 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 series, Paddington Bear in a post-Brexit Britain and David Bowie as a transnational 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 serves as a portfolio for the work produced by Shelby Cooke. Here you'll find a range of articles written by Shelby for her own site and as a freelance writer. She has written for popular film sites such as Screen Queens, as well as writing for own film website for over 8 years.
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. Eventually, the blog rebranded to Upper Ground Production and began producing content solely on film and television, with a particular emphasis on the British industry.
Content written exclusively for this site includes film and television reviews, opinion pieces, monthly film clubs, understanding cinema articles, and scholarly analyses. All content on this site is produced by Shelby.