Zoe Hopkins was born in Bella Bella, a small and remote fishing village on the coast of BC, in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest. She is Heiltsuk and Mohawk and is a fluent Mohawk language speaker. She is a mother and passionate about family. The themes of home, family and language run through her body of work.
Hopkins’ films have screened Internationally at festivals including Sundance, Berlinale, and TIFF Kids. Her films, including the short Mohawk Midnight Runners have won awards at the NSI Online Film Festival, imagineNATIVE, SWAIA Class X, Dawson City International Short Film Festival, Yellowknife International Film Festival and the Niagara Integrated Film Festival.
Hopkins is currently in post-production on her first dramatic feature, produced by Scythia Films, entitled Kayaking for Beginners.