Rockhopper.Media makes high-quality cinema release documentaries and docu-dramas. We aim to make an impact, get people talking and change hearts and minds.
Our film Summer in the Forest has just been released in the UK to amazing reviews and full houses. North American and global release follow in spring 2018. We're in production with a new feature film and our teen-drama Drunken Butterflies continues to deliver, most recently with tx on network TV in the US, so we really can say DBs is a cult classic.
With other feature films in the pipeline these are exciting exciting times. Our plans include Americana in Minnesota and a journey into the dark world of horror and phsyco-drama.
We win awards - including the BBC World's Viewers' Choice Award for Best Documentary for three years in a row and haver made some 300 documentaries since we started in Jan 2000. Our funders include Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Skoll Foundation, Packard Foundation, UN Foundation, Hewlet Foundation, WHO, UNICEF, Imperial College, Johns Hopkins, WWF, and many, many more.
Rockhopper.Media was founded in January 2000 by Richard Wilson, a former BBC environment Correspondent, and Anya Sitaram, former ITN Health and Science Correspondent, news anchor for the BBC and Sky, and presenter of the popular BBC 1 series Tomorrow's World.
We have two associated feature film companies:
BackBeat.Media: When Winter Comes (working title).
Executive Producer/Producer: Richard Wilson.
Editorial Producer: Dale Templar. Series producer of the double BAFTA and Emmy winning Human Planet (David Attenborough). She is among the UK’s most experienced producers of first-class specialist factual content, reality and docudrama.
Executive Producer: Anna Wang is a seasoned strategic communication, venture philanthropy and impact investment professional working with high-net-worth individuals, large foundations and investment firms. She has wide experience in documentary production.
R2W Films: Summer in the Forest
The film is now with US distributors Abramorama and set for release in March 2018. Director Randal Wright, fresh from his feature film HOCKNEY, turns his skills to an empathetic story about intellectual disability. Produced by Richard Wilson