Hope Anderson

I started Hope Anderson Productions in 1999, the year I shot my first documentary film, “Jim Thompson, Silk King.” At the time I worked as a writer, but the life and work of this American Renaissance man launched my new career as a documentary filmmaker. Subsequently I made two more feature-length documentaries and a short feature, all of which are available on this site.

In addition to making films, I was writing: fiction, essays, articles and a forthcoming novel. I also began blogging about Hollywood history, film and Beachwood Canyon at underthehollywoodsign.wordpress.com as a way to promote my third documentary, “Under the Hollywood Sign.” After more than 11 years at WordPress, I began blogging under the same title on Substack in 2020, concentrating on longer form articles about film, television, and literature. You can see free content as well as subscription-only articles at https://hopeanderson.substack.com

Stay tuned for further news, and thank you for visiting.

-Hope Anderson