Our Philosophy


Our philosophy is derived from experience that is both extensive and award winning, while also incorporating research from leading business schools.

By looking at key studies on innovation, resilience and long term legacy planning, we have developed an approach that allows our clients to capitalize on these considerations.

This philosophy stems from the direction set by Mark Hopkins, the Oscar shortlisted director and founder of Vitas Media.

Mark Hopkins


A graduate of Georgetown University, Mark’s film career began as assistant to Paramount based producer Scott Rudin, working on such films as; “The Truman Show,” “A Civil Action,” “Bringing Out The Dead,” “Angela’s Ashes,” “Sleepy Hollow,” “Wonder Boys,” and “Shaft.”

He left Paramount to start an independent production company focusing on nonfiction storytelling for cinema. Working with director George Butler, Mark developed and produced a series of award-winning films including “The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition,” the IMAX “Roving Mars”, and a series of shorts Mark directed for Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment. He later produced George Butler’s critically acclaimed film “Going Upriver: the Long War of John Kerry.”

Released theatrically to universal acclaim, “Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders” marked his feature-length directorial debut. Premiering at the Venice Film Festival, the film had a theatrical release on over 1000 screens worldwide, received numerous awards and was short-listed for the Oscar for best documentary feature in 2010.

Mark is currently directing the feature on Zeitz MOCAA, Africa’s largest contemporary art museum, and an IMAX on the eco war in Gabon.