Coco Van Oppens, is a South African born international photographer.
Her work has involved a lot of globe trotting and taken her to far-flung places like Siberia and Central America, where she worked as an adventure-travel photographer. It was in Costa Rica, where she was living 1992, that she worked on her first feature film '1492 Conquest of Paradise' with Director Ridley Scott. She consequently moved to Europe and worked in the film industry in both Spain and the UK. 
Coco specialises in film stills photography, shooting both unit stills & gallery      (portraits of actors). She is known for her iconic imagery, professional and friendly on set manner and her documentary style behind the scenes photographs.
Coco speaks fluent English, Spanish and French.
Films & TV Credits
2020
Bullet Proof 3 - The Specials
Unit Stills and Gallery – Cape Town
Directed by Sam Masud. 
Cast: Noel Clarke, Ashley Walters                         
Client: Sky One, Vertigo Films.
2019

Raised by Wolves

Unit Stills – Cape Town
Directed by Ridley Scott, Luke Scott, Alex Gabassi, Sergio Mimica-Gezzan, James Hawes
Cast: Travis Fimmel, Amanda Collin, Niamh Algar, Abubakar Salim, Matias Varela.                         

Cl
ient: Scott Free Productions TNT & HBO Max

2018
Monster Hunter
Unit Stills – Cape Town & Namibia
Directed by Paul w.s Anderson
Cast: Milla Jovovich, Ron Perlman, Meagan Good, T.I 
Client: Sony with Constantin Film & Impact pictures
Origin
Unit Stills – Cape Town
Directed by Paul w.s Anderson, Mark Brozel, Juan Carlos Medina, Jonathan Teplitzky,& Ashley Way
Client: You tube Premium 

The Widow
Unit Stills & Specials- Cape Town & Durban
Directed by Sam Donovan, Olly Blackburn
Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Charles Dance, Ólafur Darri Olafsson, Jacki Ido.
Client: ITV / Two Brothers Productions
Dr Who
Unit Stills – Cape Town
Directed by Mark Tonderai
Cast: Jodie Whittaker, Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole, Mandip Gill.
Client: BBC 1

2017

Action Point

Unit Stills – Cape Town
Director: Tim Kirkby.
Cast: Johnny Knoxville, Chris Pontious, Eleanor Worthinton-Cox, Joshua Hoover, Johnny Pemberton, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Conner McVicker.
Client: Paramount Pictures
2016
The Crown – Season 2
Unit Stills – South Africa
Director: Stephen Daldry / Philip Martin.
Cast: Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Daniel Ings
Client: Netflix / Leftbank Pictures
The Last Post – Season 1 
Unit Stills & Gallery
Director: Jonny Campbell.
Cast: Ben Miles, Jeremy Neumark Jones, Stephen Campbell-Moore, Jessie Buckley, Jessica Raine, Amanda Drew, Tom Glynn-Carney, Louis Greatorex, Chris Reilly, Kevin Sutton, Essie Davis.
Client: BBC World Wide
24 Hours To Live 
Unit Stills Photographer
Director: Brian Smrz
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Xu ‘Summer’ Qing, Paul Anderson, Rutger Hauer
Client: Fundamental films, Thunder road Pictures, FilmAfrika
Our Girl – Season 2
Gallery & Unit stills & Making Of
Director: Jan Mattys (Block 1)
Cast: Michelle Keegan, Ben Aldridge, Luca Pasqualino, Rolan Bell, Lawrence Walker, Nick Preston, Simon Lennon, Sean Ward, Sean Sagar, Anthony Oseyemi.
Client: BBC, Out Of Africa.
Call The Midwife –  Christmas Special 2016
Unit Stills & Gallery
Director: Sydney Macartney
Cast: Jenny Agutter, Laura Main, Helen George, Stephen McGann
Client: BBC, Neal Street, Out Of Africa
Jamillah and Aladdin 2
Gallery & Unit Stills
Director: Catharine Cooke & Jaco Smit
Cast: Blossom Campbell, Wilson Radjou Pujalte, Leroy Osei – Bonsu
Client: Kindle Entertainment, CBBC, Out Of Africa.

2015
Resident Evil 6 – The Final Chapter
Unit Stills
Director: Paul W.S Anderson
Cast: Milla Jovovich, Ever Jovovich
Client: Davis Films / Impact Pictures & Constantin Film International GmbH & Moonlighting films
Undercover
Unit Stills
Director: James Hawes
Cast: Sophie Okonedo, Tamara Lawrance
Client: BBC, Out of Africa
L’Odyssee
Gallery & Unit Stills & EPK (Making Of)
Director: Jerome Salle
Cast: Lambert Wilson, Audrey Tautou, Pierre Niney
Client: Fidelite, Pan-Europeenne, Lobster Tree.
Journey Is The Destination
Unit Stills
Director: Bronwen Hughes
Cast: Ben Schnetzer, Kelly Macdonald, Sam Hazeldine
Client: Prospero Pictures, Out Of Africa.
Mat Joubert
Gallery & Art Dept Stills
Director: Peter Ladkani
Cast: Trond Espen Seim
Client: All-in Productions, Out Of Africa.
Jamillah and Aladdin

Gallery & Unit Stills
Director: Rebecca Rycroft
Cast: Blossom Campbell, Wilson Radjou Pujalte, Leroy Osei – Bonsu
Client: Kindle Entertainment, CBBC.
2014
Bluestone 42 – Season 3

Gallery & Unit stills
Director: David Sant
Cast: Oliver Chris, Stephen Wight, Tony Gardner, Katie Lyons, Mathew Lewis, Jamie Quinn, Scott Hoatson, Susan Wokoma, Mark Evans, Keeno Lee Hector
Client: Out of Africa, BBC 3
The Wrong Mans – Season 2

Gallery & Unit stills
Director: Jim Field Smith 
Cast: James Corden, Mathew Baynton
Client: Hulu, BBC Comedy.
Our Girl

Gallery & Unit stills
Director: Anthony Philipson (Block 1) & Richard Senior (Block 2)
Cast: Lacey Turner, Ben Aldridge, Iwan Rheon, Arinze Kene, Ade Oyefeso, Charley Palmer Merkell, Sean Ward, Lawrence Walker, Nick Preston, Simon Lennon, Jonas Khan, Zubin Verla, Keenan Arrison, Adam Astill, Tamer Burjaq, Graig Hawks, Rebecca Eggersglusz.
Client: BBC, Out of Africa.

2013
Bluestone 42 – Season 2

Gallery & Unit stills
Director: David Sant
Cast: Oliver Chris, Stephen Wight, Tony Gardner, Katie Lyons, Mathew Lewis, Jamie Quinn, Scott Hoatson, Kelly Adams, Keeno Lee Hector
Client: Out of Africa, BBC 3
Alien Outpost (AKA Outpost 37)

Gallery & Unit stills
Director: Jabbar Raisani 
Cast: Joe Reegan, Rick Ravanello, Scott Miller, Mathew Holmes,  Reilley McClendon, Lemogang Tsipa, Tapiwa Musvovi, Nic Rasenti, Kenneth Fok, Stevel Marc, Sven Ruygrok, Graig Macrae, Micheal Dube, Tyrel Meyer, Douglas Tait.
Client: New Scope Films, Out Of Africa.
Young Ones

Unit stills
Director: Jake Paltrow
Cast: Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Elle Fanning, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Liah O’Prey
Client: Do productions, Screen Media Films

2009- 2012 – South Africa

Unit stills photography

Beaver Falls – Season 2– 2012 Client : Channel 4 (UK)

Andrew Marr’s – History Of the World –  Client : BBC / Discovery

Beaver Falls – Season 1– Client: Channel 4 (UK)

Retribution – Client: Moonlighting Films

Paradise Stop– Client: Stepping Stone Films

Master Harold and the Boys – Client: Shoreline Entertainment / Spier Films

1992 -1996 – Worldwide on set Photography

1992
1492: Conquest of Paradise
Second Unit – 3rd Assistant Director
Director: Ridley Scott
Location of shoot: Costa Rica
1994
Black Beauty
Special Photography
Director: Caroline Thompson
Location of shoot: United Kingdom (UK)
1995
Palace
Special Photography
Directors: Carles Sans, Joan Garcia, Paco Mir (tricicle)
Location of shoot: Portugal
1996
Cachito
Gallery / Special Photography
Directors: Enrique Urbizu
Location of shoot: Spain
1996
Tierra
Unit Stills
Directors: Julio Medem
Location of shoot: Spain
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