About Frankie Fraud
In mid October, 2013 a group of filmmakers discovered that a man going by the name of "Frankie Hopkins," had ripped their work from online video streaming platforms and repurposed it to look like his own.
Since 2009, Frankie had posted other people's short films on his Vimeo, YouTube and Facebook profiles and on his company website; He removed the opening titles and the credits and added his own falsified credits which positioned him as either producer, writer, director or editor -- often all four.
The filmmakers who are referenced on this website have had their work violated and co-opted by a creatively bankrupt individual who has been abusing other people's media for at least five years, for the sake of garnering prestige and building a fanbase for a phantom film company. Despite efforts to shut down his activity, Frankie remains determined to continue appropriating other people's works and passing them off as his original creations.
This website was created to inform the film community and short film connoisseurs about this specific ongoing case of copyright infringement and intellectual property theft.
If you know "Frankie Hopkins" or discover your work has been pirated by him, please feel free to contact us.