John Archer has considerable experience in film and television production, having produced over 600 hours of UK network television. He was head of Music and Arts at BBC Scotland and the founding Chief Executive of Scottish Screen.

Archer is the producer of the feature documentary Women Make Film (2019) which has recently had a special mention by The Hollywood Reporter in their round up at the TIFF festival. Other feature documentaries John has produced include

The Story of Film which won the Peabody Award in 2014, Alasdair Gray: A Life in Progress (2014), I Am Belfast (2015), Atomic: Living in Dread and Promise (2015), Arcadia (2017) and Make Me Up (2018). Archer was also executive producer of the film drama The Carer (2016). He co-directed and produced the documentary Accidental Anarchist (2017).

He is now Managing Director of Hopscotch Films producing both drama and documentaries, winning both UK and Scottish BAFTAs and the Festival Prize from Florence’s Festival dei Popoli. He is also Chair of Independent Producers Scotland.