Ben Hopkins

Writer and director for film

Theatre, Film & TV
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Film
Writer
Soso Kamo Feature
2012
Apocalypso Productions Limited
In development
Writer Ben Hopkins

 
Where There's A Will Feature
2012
Rhamsa Productions
In development
Writer Ben Hopkins

 
Mother 2006
Poisson Rouge Pictures
Writer Ben Hopkins

An original screenplay inspired by the ‘golden age' of Bengali cinema as well as by Hollywood's ‘women's pictures' such as Stella Dallas and the films of Douglas Sirk

Footprints 2003
BBC/ARD
Producer Hans Geißendörfer/Nikki Parrott
Writer Ben Hopkins

 
Janice Beard 45 WPM Feature
1999
Film Consortium for Empire Pictures
Producer Judy Counihan
Director Claire Kilner
Writer Ben Hopkins
Starring Rhys Ifans, Patsy Kensit & Eileen Walsh

Original feature

Director
ID3 2006

 
Director Ben Hopkins
Writer Alan Levy

 
Writer and Director
The Holy Time Short
1994
Royal College of Art
Director Ben Hopkins
Writer Ben Hopkins

13 minute Royal College of Arts winning entry for the Fuji Film Scholarship

Epic Feature
2012
20 Steps Productions
In production
Director Ben Hopkins
Writer Ben Hopkins
Starring MyAnna Buring, Matthew Macfayden & Noah Taylor

An English filmmaker is hired to direct an epic production in the Caucasus

Marques De Coelho 2008

 
Director Ben Hopkins
Writer Ben Hopkins

Based on the novella Michael Kohlhaas by Heinrich von Kleist

Tiger Lily Films
Director Ben Hopkins
Writer Ben Hopkins

A film about the Anglo-American occupation of Naples, Italy

The Market Feature
2008
Flying Moon Films for EPP
Producer Roshanak Behesht Nedjad
Director Ben Hopkins
Writer Ben Hopkins
Starring Tayanç Ayaydin & Genco Erkal

A comic film with a tragic undertow, inspired by the plays of Brecht and the films of Yilmaz Güney

Tigerlily Films
Producer Nikki Parrott and Natasha Dack
Director Ben Hopkins
Writer Ben Hopkins
Starring Sereban Aslan & Ismail Atilgan

Feature length documentary

Bombard 2006
First Film Company
Director Ben Hopkins
Writer Ben Hopkins

A docudrama developed by the First Film Company

Marionette 2006
Cuba Pictures
Director Ben Hopkins
Writer Ben Hopkins

Remake of a psychological horror film based on Elbert van Strien's award-winning short film

Naples '44 Feature
2006
Focus Features
In development
Producer Francesca Barra
Director Ben Hopkins
Writer Ben Hopkins

Feature adaptation of the Neapolitan diary series of Norman Lewis

Television Feature
2006
G2 Films
Director Ben Hopkins
Writer Ben Hopkins

A film from the team that brought the world The Nine Lives of Thomas Katz

G2 Films for E.D.Distribution
Producer Caroline Hewitt
Director Ben Hopkins
Writer Ben Hopkins
Starring Tom Fisher, Toby Jones & Will Keen

Black comedy set in London during the final days before the Apocalypse

Film 4/Arts Council of England/Lucky Red/Arp/Hollywood Partners
Producer Robert Jones
Director Ben Hopkins
Writer Ben Hopkins
Starring Ian Holm, Stuart Townsend & Noah Taylor

Feature film about a Jewish community

National Achievement Day Short
1995
Royal College of Art
Producer Tony Emsley
Director Ben Hopkins
Writer Ben Hopkins
Starring Hayley Carmichael & Barry Wallman

27 minute Royal College of Arts graduation film

Nine Circles Short
1993
ARTE for ZDF
Director Ben Hopkins
Writer Ben Hopkins

18 minute short broadcast in France and Germany

Television
Writer
Beglyanki (The Fugitives) 2006
Unifors Moscow
Director Ermek Shinarbaev
Writer Ben Hopkins

Commissioned by Unifors Moscow for Russian Television

Theatre
Writer
The Magic Carpet 2005
Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith
Producer Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith
Director David Farr
Writer Ben Hopkins

Adapted from the original story by Ben Hopkins and David Farr

Other
Writer and Director
Max Klapper 1996

Half-hour film selections shot for the stage play performed at the Electric Cinema, Notting Hill, starring Emily Lloyd and Anthony Higgins. Involves pastiches of 1940s Hollywood style and 1920s German Expressionism.