Hope completed her MFA in filmmaking at Columbia University where she made three short films that played at festivals worldwide. While in New York she was assistant to Todd Solondz on his film PALINDROMES. Hope’s award-winning thesis film, THE DAWN CHORUS, was selected for Sundance, Edinburgh, London and many other festivals. Screen International made her a Star of Tomorrow and Filmmaker Magazine named her one of the ’25 New Faces of Independent Film’. Since her return to the UK, she has made further acclaimed short works for Channel 4, Film London, the UK Film Council and the National Theatre of Scotland. Her debut feature THE LEVELLING, produced by Wellington Films as part the iFeatures scheme, funded by BBC Films, the BFI and Creative England is currently in post-production. She is also currently developing several other features and is a co-founder of Raising Films - a campaign to make the film industry more parent-friendly. She lives in Edinburgh with her husband and two sons.  

Hope is represented by Elinor Burns at Casarotto, Ramsay & Associates