Hurricane Films was formed in 2000 by Solon Papadopoulos (professional photographer turned documentary film maker for major networks - domestically and internationally) and Roy Boulter (member of The Farm, before turning to TV scriptwriting on Brookside, EastEnders, The Bill and others).
Picking up awards and nominations (including two BAFTA nominations and six RTS awards), their second BAFTA nomination was for ‘Of Time & The City’, directed by Terence Davies. Premiering at Cannes, prizes included New York Film Critics Circle’s Best Documentary – also featuring in Time’s ten films of the year.
Two further Terence Davies films included ‘Sunset Song’ - shot in New Zealand, Scotland and Luxembourg - premiering at TIFF, cast included Agyness Deyn and Peter Mullan. ‘A Quiet Passion’ starring Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle and Keith Carradine premiered at Berlinale. An “absolute, drop dead masterwork”( New Yorker Magazine).
‘A Prayer Before Dawn’ shot in Thailand - directed by Jean Stephane Sauvaire, starring Joe Cole – premiered at Cannes.
‘Sometimes Always Never’ – written by Frank Cotterell Boyce, directed by Carl Hunter -starring Bill Nighy, Sam Riley, Jenny Agutter and Alice Lowe - premiered at the London FF.
‘The Last Bus’ shot in Scotland, directed by Gillies McKinnon, starring Tim Spall was released in Summer 2022.
The company were named by Creative England and The Telegraph as one of the top ten most influential creative companies and ‘Future leaders’ – and also named as one of three non-London production companies to make the Screen Daily’s Brit 50.