In 2009, Hopscotch Features was launched, representing an exciting collaboration between Troy Lum of Hopscotch, John Collee (writer of Master and Commander, Happy Feet and Creation) and Andrew Mason (producer of The Matrix, Dark City, Tomorrow: When The War Began).
Combining creative talent, entrepreneurial know-how, distribution prowess, and an exceptional set of development, production and marketing skills, Hopscotch Features was one of the first few recipients of Screen Australia's prestigious Enterprise Scheme. Hopscotch Features' first production, Anne Fontaine's Adoration, debuted at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and stars Naomi Watts and Robin Wright.
I, Frankenstein marked Hopscotch Features' second production, in association with Lakeshore Entertainment. Adapted and directed by Stuart Beattie from Kevin Grevioux's popular graphic novel, the film stars Aaron Eckhart and Bill Nighy.
Disney released Saving Mr Banks, the true story of Australian author Pamela Travers who created Mary Poppins, starring Emma Thompson as Pamela and Tom Hanks as Walt Disney, in January 2014. Hopscotch Features developed the project in conjunction with Essential Entertainment and Ruby Films.
The Water Diviner written by Andrew Anastasios and Andrew Knight, is Russell Crowe's feature directorial debut. Russell will star alongside Olga Kurylenko in this extraordinary tale of love, faith and heroism that explores the personal cost of war. In just six days after release The Water Diviner became Australia's highest grossing film for 2014.