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Duane Hopkins

Duane Hopkins

United Kingdom

Scriptwriter, Film Director


FrameWork Participant 2009


Born Gloucestershire, UK 1973. After leaving school attended art college where he studied mainly as a painter & photographer.

Has since made two award winning short films Field and Love Me or Leave Me Alone and his first feature, Better Things, was completed in early 2008. Better Things screened in Cannes Critics’ Week where the film was nominated for the Caméra d’Or. The film won the FIPRESCI critics award in Stockholm in November 2008 and received the SIGNIS award from the World Catholic Association for Communication in March 2009.

Also in March 2009, staged solo exhibition at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art entitled Sunday, a group of multi screen film installations. Sunday goes on to exhibit at Fact, Liverpool, and Cream, Yokohama, in 2009.