Documentary Director / Series Director / Self Shooter
The Lords (working title) - BBC Two
For the first time in almost two decades, The House of Lords has granted access to film makers to make an observational documentary inside Britain’s second chamber. This landmark series from Top Hat Productions, aims to shed new light on how Britain’s democracy works by following the stories of some of the nation’s most fascinating characters.
The Cruise - ITV
Documentary series following a huge cruise ship on a voyage around the Baltic Sea. Sailing from Scandanavia to Russia, we meet the crew and passengers aboard the 5,000 berth behemoth. A ratings hit for ITV, attracting almost 5 million viewers... subsequently re-commissioned.
VIDEO CLIP: The Cruise
Demolition: The Wrecking Crew - BBC Two
Filmed over a year, this BBC Two observational documentary series explores the work of demolition contractors around the UK.
For the first time on television, a group of young adults gave permission for their digital lives to become an integral part of a documentary. Their calls, texts, voicemail, tweets, facebook status etc were all combined to add a fresh and revealing layer to the series, which charts their experience of leaving home and settling in to the first term at university.
I started filming with Alice, 21, after she told me that she wanted to track down her biological Dad. She had no idea where he lived, hadn't seen him since she was a baby, and had never even seen a photo of him.
The film follows Alice's journey to find her Dad, and poses questions about what it really means to be a Dad.
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Neighbourhood Watched - BBC One
“This observational documentary series takes a seemingly mundane subject – housing officers and their sometimes difficult and uncooperative tenants – and comes up with an eye opening, and often entertaining, snapshot of life on Britain’s housing estates today.”
Daily Telegraph – Critics choice
Wild Things - Channel 4
An authored film for Channel 4’s First Cut strand. Entirely self-shot, it is the story of a radical 1970s commune where the children were all given the surname “Wild”, in the hope that they would grow up to be wild and free from the traditional confines of the nuclear family.
"It is with great confidence that Adam Hopkins seizes his chance in Channel 4's First Cut slot for new directors...” The Sunday Times - Critics Choice