Underground Film Journal

Cooper Battersby

Cooper Battersby is a Canadian underground filmmaker who works almost exclusively in collaboration with his partner Emily Vey Duke. A romantic couple in addition to being artistic partners, they frequently place themselves in the center of their own videos and role-play against each other as different characters in intimate situations. The couple also work in printed matter, installation, curation and sound.

Learn more about this filmmaker at his official website.


Lesser Apes (2011)
Songs of Praise for the Heart Beyond Cure (2006)
The New Freedom Founders (2005)
Perfect Nature World(2002) (with Shary Boyle)
Curious About Existence (2003)
Bad Ideas for Paradise (2001)
The Fine Arts (2001)
Being F***ed Up (2000)
My Heart the Lumberjack (2000)
Rapt and Happy (1998)