Hopscotch Films makes high-end award winning television documentaries, arts programmes and feature films. Last year we were in the BFI’s top 20 most productive UK film companies, and top of their Scottish list. Our features include Atomic, I Am Belfast, and Paul Wright’s new film Arcadia, to be released in 2018.
Our television output features programmes that tell rich stories to Scottish audiences about themselves. Landmark series like Writing Scotland, Scotland on Film, Watching Ourselves and Wha’s Like Us? Coming Oot – a history of Gay Scotland. Observational documentaries like Bothy Life, Showland and Controlled Abandon – which took us into the eccentric world of Scottish country dancing. And Greg Hemphill’s comedy/horror drama West Skerra Light.
We also have an international focus. Recent network television includes Accidental Anarchist for BBC’s Storyville, nominated Best Feature Film in the Scottish BAFTA Awards, and Stop All the Clocks: W.H.Auden in an Age of Anxiety for BBC2. Our 2011 fifteen hour Mark Cousin’s film The Story of Film: An Odyssey is still selling around the world and is the definitive history of cinema. We are currently in production on feature documentaries about South Africa and Scotland in the age of Apartheid, a history of state sanctioned torture, and a post apocalyptic drama written and directed by Scottish artist Rachel Maclean.