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Elizabeth Stopford


A critically acclaimed and award-winning film-maker, Elizabeth founded Whiterabbitfilms in 2007 and has never looked back. She is the energy behind everything that happens here.


Her thought-provoking, multi-layered films have psychological depth and often a trade-mark literary bent, probably something to do with her studying English at Oxford. 


Elizabeth started out at UK production company Tiger Aspect, developing and producing a portfolio of documentaries for the BBC about monastic life – THE MONASTERY, THE CONVENT, and 40 DAYS (for TLC).   






Her directing credits include two feature-length documentaries for Storyville, one being the Grierson award-winning I’M NOT DEAD YET, which began her longstanding relationship with Passion Pictures. In 2012 she made the BAFTA and Grierson-nominated WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT DAD for Channel 4. She has also directed on BAFTA-winning ITV series LONG LOST FAMILY. 


Elizabeth was one of the directors selected for the BFI's Guiding Lights scheme, and over the past three years has focused on developing two feature film projects that combine the authentic heart of documentary with the craft of fiction: FORGIVENESS with Film4, and SHOOTING KIDS with the BFI.

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