Short Film Spotlight: Trophy Boy

The 13-minute short Trophy Boy, now available on Dekkoo, is your classic “riches-to-rags” story. It depicts the downward spiral of James (wrtier/director/star Emrhys Cooper),  a spoiled, “influencer” and narcissist, who, based on his social media accounts, appears to have it all.

Writer, director and star Emrhys Cooper in Trophy Boy - a short film now available on Dekkoo

Unfortunately for James, just before his 30th birthday, his much older boyfriend (on whom he was financially dependent) breaks up with him. James now must face reality with no work experience and no idea where to start.

Writer, director and star Emrhys Cooper in Trophy Boy - a short film now available on Dekkoo

With his sex-addicted best buddy by his side, James takes a crash course in living and sets out to prove that he doesn’t need anyone to take care of him. He ultimately ends up alienating himself further from reality and comes face-to-face with the bitter fact that if he doesn’t learn to live as an adult in the real world, he’ll never be more than a washed-up, unwanted accessory.

Writer, director and star Emrhys Cooper in Trophy Boy - a short film now available on Dekkoo

Cooper displays his chops both in front of and behind the camera with this hard-hitting showcase. Talking about the film, he said his aim was to “highlight that achieving one’s dreams, being responsible for your own actions, and being honest with yourself and others are ultimately what will make you happy.”

Poster for Trophy Boy, a short film by Emrhys Cooper

Watch the trailer for Trophy Boy below and check out the full short film on Dekkoo.

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James, a sexy, youthful sought-after instagram star in high-society and self-proclaimed ‘Trophy,’ is dumped by his wealthy live-in benefactor. Now he must learn that the real world is not the facade he’s built for himself on social media. Stream the award-winning short film ‘Trophy Boy’ on Dekkoo!

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The award-winning short film ‘Trophy Boy’ arrives on Dekkoo!

The award-winning short film Trophy Boy is now available on Dekkoo. The short film about James, a sexy NYC #bestlife poser who must face the harsh reality of creating a life without a hashtag after he is dumped by his wealthy benefactor.

The film was directed by actor and director Emrhys Cooper, written by co-star Anthony Johnston (a writer on the CBS series “Instinct”) and co-stars Gerald McCullough, who many know from the “Bear City” movies.

Trophy Boy, premiered on Sunday October 21st in the private screening room at the exclusive members club SoHo House New York. Drawing a glamorous crowd including actors like Zachary Quinto and his partner Miles McMillan. Instagram star Eric Rutherfod, well known artist and author Oliver Jeffers, actress and influencer Sofia Belhouari and the full cast of Trophy Boy.

WATCH TROPHY BOY NOW ON DEKKOO!

Check out some photos from the premier below!

Emrhys Cooper at the premiere of his short film, 'Trophy Boy'
Emrhys Cooper (Director, James)
Zachary Quinto and Emrhys Cooper at the premier of 'Trophy Boy'
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Emrhys Cooper and Anthony Johnson at the premiere of 'Trophy Boy'
Emrhys Cooper and AnthonyJohnston (Writer, Andy)
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Gerald McCullouch (Mark), Donal Brophy (Tom), Emrhys Cooper (James), Anthony Johnston
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Emrhys Cooper and Instagram star Eric Rutherford @mr.rutherford