A.W. Hopkins is a member of the N’Quatqua First Nation. His first short film, Shin-chi’s Canoe, was selected to be part of the Short Film Corner at Cannes in May 2019. In December 2020, his first feature film, Indian Road Trip, had its world premiere at the Whistler Film Festival, where Hopkins won the DGC Best BC Director award. Hopkins holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia.