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Jim Thompson, Silk King DVD 2015 Edition - On Sale NowA feature-length documentary on the life, work and disappearance of an American expatriate, “Jim Thompson, Silk King” explores Thompson’s journey from New York’s café society to his distinguished service in the OSS and arrival Thailand at the end of WWII.
Under the Hollywood Sign DVD - On Sale NowA documentary on the cultural history and present-day life of a unique urban village, “Under the Hollywood Sign” combines new HD footage with interviews, archival footage and stills to tell the story of Beachwood Canyon, home of the Hollywood Sign.
Peg Entwistle: The Life and Death of an Actress DVD - On Sale NowTwo short films on the life and death of Peg Entwistle, whose suicide at twenty-four was the catalyst for the Hollywood Sign’s transformation from billboard to monument.

Jim Thompson, Silk King DVD 2015 Edition - On Sale NowA feature-length documentary on the life, work and disappearance of an American expatriate, “Jim Thompson, Silk King” explores Thompson’s journey from New York’s café society to his distinguished service in the OSS and arrival Thailand at the end of WWII.
Under the Hollywood Sign DVD - On Sale NowA documentary on the cultural history and present-day life of a unique urban village, “Under the Hollywood Sign” combines new HD footage with interviews, archival footage and stills to tell the story of Beachwood Canyon, home of the Hollywood Sign.
Peg Entwistle: The Life and Death of an Actress DVD - On Sale NowTwo short films on the life and death of Peg Entwistle, whose suicide at twenty-four was the catalyst for the Hollywood Sign’s transformation from billboard to monument.

Welcome to The Official Website of Writer/Director/Producer Hope Anderson

I started Hope Anderson Productions in 1999, the year I shot my first documentary film, “Jim Thompson, Silk King.” Since then I’ve written, directed and produced two more feature-length documentaries and one short feature film. All of them are available for sale and/or rent on this site, as are my two ebooks of essays. [ Read More ]

“Jim Thompson, Silk King” was not only my first film but my reason for becoming a documentary filmmaker. As a child growing up in Asia, I knew Thompson’s story well: he arrived in Bangkok after World War II and in the next two decades put Thai silk, architecture and art on the world stage before disappearing in 1967. My documentary explores his fascinating life and accomplishments as well as the unsolved mystery of his disappearance.

In 2015 I released a remastered version “Jim Thompson, Silk King,” with new features and extras. It’s available for on DVD and download via this site. Click here to read more about it.

Although I’ve moved on to other projects, I’ve never entirely been able to leave Jim Thompson behind. Recently I was interviewed by Martine Azoulai for this illuminating article on him in Vanity Fair France. Read the article here.