Ben Hopkins

Writer and director for film
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Film

Writer

 
Warp Films & BFI
In development
 
 
Rhamsa Productions, Starfield Productions & Flying Moon Films
In development
 
 
Apocalypso Productions Limited
In development
 
Producer Hans Geißendörfer/Nikki Parrott
 
BBC/ARD
 
Producer Judy Counihan
Director Claire Kilner
Starring
  • Rhys Ifans
  • Patsy Kensit
  • Eileen Walsh
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    Original feature
    Empire Pictures
    Film Consortium
     
     
    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
    Poisson Rouge Pictures
     

    Director

    Writer Alan Levy
     

     

    Writer & Director

     

    Expressionist documentary about Istanbul

    Bredok Film & Geissendörfer Film und Fernsehen & ZDF
     
     
    Based on the novella Michael Kohlhaas by Heinrich von Kleist

     
     
    A film about the Anglo-American occupation of Naples, Italy
    Tiger Lily Films
     
    Producer Roshanak Behesht Nedjad
    Starring
  • Tayanç Ayaydin
  • Genco Erkal
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    A comic film with a tragic undertow, inspired by the plays of Brecht and the films of Yilmaz Güney
    EPP
    Flying Moon Films
     
    37 Uses For A Dead Sheep
    Caligari Film Award at the Berlin International Film Festival, 2006
    Producer Nikki Parrott and Natasha Dack
    Starring
  • Sereban Aslan
  • Ismail Atilgan
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    Feature length documentary
    Tigerlily Films
     
     
    A docudrama developed by the First Film Company
    First Film Company
     
     
    Remake of a psychological horror film based on Elbert van Strien's award-winning short film
    Cuba Pictures
     
    Producer Francesca Barra
     
    Feature adaptation of the Neapolitan diary series of Norman Lewis
    Focus Features
    In development
     
     
    A film from the team that brought the world The Nine Lives of Thomas Katz
    G2 Films
     
    The Nine Lives Of Tomas Katz
    Winner of Evening Standard Best Newcomer Award
    Producer Caroline Hewitt
    Starring
  • Tom Fisher
  • Toby Jones
  • Will Keen
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    Black comedy set in London during the final days before the Apocalypse
    E.D.Distribution
    G2 Films
     
    Producer Robert Jones
    Starring
  • Ian Holm
  • Stuart Townsend
  • Noah Taylor
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    Feature film about a Jewish community
    Film 4/Arts Council of England/Lucky Red/Arp/Hollywood Partners
     
    Producer Tony Emsley
    Starring
  • Hayley Carmichael
  • Barry Wallman
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    27 minute Royal College of Arts graduation film
    Royal College of Art
     
     
    18 minute short broadcast in France and Germany
    ZDF
    ARTE
     
     
    13 minute Royal College of Arts winning entry for the Fuji Film Scholarship
    Royal College of Art
     
    Producer Daniel Zuta, Vladimer Katcharava, Mike Downey, Sam Taylor, Artem Vasiliew
    Starring
  • MyAnna Buring
  • Ali Cook
  • Matthew Macfayden
  • Noah Taylor
  •  

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

    Film & Music Entertainment, 20 Steps Productions & Brandstorm Entertainment
     

    TV

    Writer

    Director Ermek Shinarbaev
     
    Commissioned by Unifors Moscow for Russian Television
    Unifors Moscow
     

    Theatre

    Writer

    Producer Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith
    Director David Farr
     
    Adapted from the original story by Ben Hopkins and David Farr
    Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith
     

    Other

    Writer & Director

    Starring
  • Emily Lloyd
  • Anthony Higgins
  •  
    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.