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Charlie Cooper appearing in short film Snake Oil

Snake Oil – Synopsis

Snake Oil – “A wily street vendor flees London in search of the American dream promised by his late father, but he can’t find it anywhere. A whimsical no-dialogue adventure spanning 2 continents, greatly inspired by the films of Buster Keaton.”

Snake Oil title with awards


According to Paul Cooper on Facebook, the film was previewed at the Swindon Film Festival last week.

Charlie appears to be playing the role of Detective Greg Lestrade. A release date for the film is currently unknown, but the director Remy Archer responded to a comment on the trailer saying “…Snake Oil will be doing the festival circuit this year and so won’t be available online until after that has finished. But please stay tuned and follow this account or my instagram: @remy_archer for updates and to see our new releases, we have plenty more in the pipeline! Best, R”

Detective Greg Lestrade

This will be Charlie’s first feature since appearing in the 2019 film Greed and the TV drama A Confession. You can see the trailer for the film below.

Credits and Awards

Director: Remy Archer
Producer: Leila Jones, Edward Tull, Remy Archer, Tom Gaskin, Darin Basile
Writer: Tom Gaskin and Remy Archer
Cast: Tom Gaskin, Charlie Cooper, Daniel Gonçalves
Cinematographer: Remy Archer
Editor: Remy Archer

Best Short Film, Almeria Western Film Festival, Spain
Best Artistic Achievement, Yerevan International Short Film Festival, Armenia
Nominated for Grand Prix, Sibuya Tanpen Film Festival, Japan

Instagram: @remy_archer


Snake Oil Trailer from Remy Archer on Vimeo.