Troy Lum - Managing Director
Troy Lum was the head of distribution company Dendy Films from 1998-2002 where he acquired and released seminal titles such as Amelie, Buena Vista Social Club and The Blair Witch Project. In May 2002, alongside Frank Cox and Sandie Don, Troy launched Hopscotch Films, which went on to become Australia's leading independent distributor. In 2011, Hopscotch was acquired by global media group Entertainment One, one of the world's leading independent content and distribution businesses.
With Troy at the helm, Hopscotch releases have included the hits Bowling For Columbine, Touching The Void, Fahrenheit 9/11, Somersault, Downfall, Mrs Henderson Presents, The Lives Of Others, Pan's Labyrinth, Mongol, The Wrestler, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Mao's Last Dancer, Bright Star, The Kids Are All Right and Incendies.
Troy is a director and active board member of Hopscotch Features, a joint venture with writer John Collee and producer Andrew Mason. A ‘one-stop shop' for film finance, development, production and distribution, Hopscotch Features has enabled Troy to deepen his involvement in the Australian film landscape and to work with emerging and established filmmaking talent from as early as concept stage.
Troy has helped develop local releases such as Somersault, Bra Boys and Mao's Last Dancer, on which he also served as Executive Producer.
In 2004, Troy was listed as one of the ‘Top 50 Young Film Executives in The World' by The Hollywood Reporter.
Sandie Don - Marketing and Acquisitions Director
Sandie Don headed marketing and publicity for Australian distribution company Dendy Films from 1998 - 2002 where she created and implemented the campaigns for box office successes including The Blair Witch Project, Amelie, Buena Vista Social Club, In the Mood For Love and All About My Mother.
Sandie formed Hopscotch Films with partners Troy Lum and Frank Cox in 2002, which grew to become one of Australia's leading independent film distributors. In 2011, Hopscotch was acquired by global media group Entertainment One, one of the world's leading independent content and distribution businesses.
At Hopscotch, Sandie devised the theatrical release campaigns for all Hopscotch Films' releases, including Bowling For Columbine, Spellbound, Touching the Void, Fahrenheit 9/11, Somersault, Downfall, Wah-Wah, Bra Boys, The Lives of Others, Pan's Labyrinth, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, Mongol, The Wrestler, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Easy Virtue, Elegy, Bright Star, Mao's Last Dancer, The Kids Are All Right, Barney's Version, Incendies, Source Code and Midnight In Paris. She is actively involved in the acquisition and development of all Hopscotch titles.
Sandie is a Distribution and Marketing Consultant for Hopscotch Features. She has also been an advisor to the Sydney Film Festival and the Australian Film Commission's IndiVision programme.