Hopscotch Films make high-end award-winning television documentaries, arts programmes and feature films. In 2016 they were in the BFI’s top 20 most productive UK film companies, and top of their Scottish list. Hopscotch recently completed Rachel Maclean’s Make Me Up which screened at the London Film Festival before a cinema tour and screening on BBC4, and Mark Cousins’ Women Make Film: A New Road Journey Through Cinema, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival before screenings in TIFF and the London Film Festival.
Feature documentaries include Dhivya Kate Chetty’s Glasgow, Love and Apartheid, Mark Cousins’ Atomic and I Am Belfast, and Paul Wright’s new film Arcadia, released in 2018 and to be screened as part of BBC’s Arena early in 2019. Their 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: The Fabulous History of Gay Scotland. Observational documentaries like Bothy Life, Showland and Controlled Abandon. And Greg Hemphill’s comedy/horror dramas West Skerra Light and Long Night at Blackstone.
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. Their 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.
They are currently in production on feature documentaries about a history of state sanctioned torture, and Going Back, the story of the 31 year old who went back to his old school, posing as 15.