Hunter Hopewell: Filmmaker. Comedian. Musician.
FILMMAKER • COMEDIAN • MUSICIAN
Graduating with his BFA in Film from the UNLV Honors College this fall, Hunter Hopewell has written, directed, acted in, edited and musically
scored 20 short films, having played at 50 film festivals worldwide, earning him over 40 awards. Hunter is also a multi-instrument musician and stand-up comedian, having performed on the Las Vegas Strip and Conan. Hunter plans to give back through RCF Clubs and events with a portion of all profits benefiting arts education programs.
Working with supportive casts and crews, Hunter has directed over 20 award winning short films, recently accepting a first place award at the United Nations for his anti-bully film, Numbskull. Taking classes from film industry professors at UNLV, Hunter has won ten UNLV Film Awards and will direct his first feature script, slated to shoot in Spring 2017.
Fueled by the goal of becoming an SNL cast member, Hunter has been developing entertainment skills his whole life, including impressions, singing, cracking wise and playing guitar simultaneously. As a standup comedian, Hunter performs on the Strip in his hometown of Las Vegas. In Spring 2017, Hunter will direct and star in his debut feature comedy he wrote about a once relevant trio of YouTubers competing in a contest to win their own network sketch show.
As Creative Director for his production company, Rock*Comedy*Film, Hunter writes and directs commercially. Producing content for the brands listed below, Hunter most recently shot promos for Marriott at their Grand Cayman Island Resort.
Performing Shakespeare on stage from a very young age, Hunter continued acting in theatre throughout high school. Acting in many of his and his peers' films, Hunter aspires to be a comedic actor on Saturday Night Live, as well as in feature films. He was recently awarded for his acting in "Intern of the Jedi" at UNLV's Spring Flicks 2016.
After releasing his first single, Pretty Good Problems, Hunter recently released his debut album, Nobody Like(s) Him, available on iTunes and Amazon. Raised on classic rock, Hunter plays guitar everyday, along with the ukulele, piano and drums. Hunter has also been awarded for his original compositions that accompany his films.
At 20 years old, Hunter is currently working on his first feature film with aspirations to one day be a feature film director at the Walt Disney Studios. This love of film is accompanied by his life long goal of becoming a cast member on Saturday Night Live. Like many of his heroes, he sees the SNL experience as the ideal opportunity to hone his talents and deliver inspiring entertainment through the mediums which interest him most: Rock, Comedy & Film.