Brian is the principal filmmaker of Red Rock Films. He has more than 30 years experience producing 2D, 3D and VR films all over the globe for clients such as the Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Animal Planet, Nat Geo Wild, American Heroes Channel, The Smithsonian Network, RLTV and the Nine Network Australia. A memoir of his exploits, The Exotic Booze Club, is available through Amazon.com.
From the volcanoes of far-east Russia, to the snake-infested jungles of Burma, and from the wilds of Africa and Central America, to the Outback of his beloved home country, Brian has produced or overseen hundreds of hours of quality programming.
Brian began his TV career in Australia where he spent 12 years working for the Nine Network as a bureau chief and on-air reporter. He moved to the United States in 1998 and spent 11 years setting new output records as National Geographic Television’s most prolific producer.
In this time Brian created several highly successful formats, including Dangerous Encounters with Dr. Brady Barr, which went to seven seasons, and he produced 13 hours for Geographic’s ongoing Wild Spaces strand. Brian also launched the Inside series with six hours showcasing what goes on behind the scenes of large international events, and he was the show runner on the 13-part Snake Wranglers series.
The most daring of Brian’s expeditions for National Geographic Explorer became the subject of his book, The Exotic Booze Club, which is available in bookstores worldwide and in the United States through Amazon.com.
In 2010 Brian launched Red Rock Films – named after a big red rock in the middle of Australia where Brian and his wife, network executive Ashley Hoppin, first collaborated on a film. Their continued collaboration now focuses more on raising three children at their home in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
“No one ever died from lack of sleep.”
“Fortune favors the brave.”
“Who stole the cork from my lunch?”