Award Winning Producer/Director
What it Means to Kim Hopkins
Kim Hopkins describes the impact the documentary film Grey Gardens has had on her work and vision whilst enjoying the atmosphere of The House of Trembling Madness.
Kim is from Yorkshire, England. Born to an American father and an English mother, Kim has spent most of her life in the UK.
A graduate of the National Film & TV School, Kim has been making award-winning documentaries for nearly 15 years. She has TV directing/shooting credits for - BBC, Channel 4, Discovery, National Geographic, Al Jazeera amongst others. Films range from social issues - violence against women around the world, modern slavery, healthcare in the developing world, biographical portraits etc.
Feature documentaries include: Man In The Sand a music documentary, featuring Woody Guthrie, Natalie Merchant, Wilco, Billy Bragg, Corey Harris etc. Wanted a film about Native American reservation cops. Hotel Folly: Folie a Deux tells the story about the human cost of the banking crisis. Voices of the Sea a feature documentary illuminating the real struggles of the Cuban people with unique access and empathy.
Kim also teaches documentary film production, having been instrumental in setting up the documentary department at Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión de San Antonio, Cuba.
Kim works as a freelance documentary filmmaker. She is a director of Labor Of Love Films Ltd., a UK based production company.