Agent: Julian Friedmann
Hannah is a Scottish-born writer and director with a BA in English & World Literature. She trained in screenwriting under the AFI’s Martin Daniel on the North by Northwest script scheme and Columbia University’s Milena Jelinek on the Mediterranean Film Institute's script program. She trained in directing actors at the NFTS and at the Paris Method Acting Centre.
Her co-written feature Fireworks won the American Screenwriters’ Association Grand Prize, Silver in the Page Awards and is being supported by the Wellcome Trust. The project is in development with RS Films, Ewen Bremner attached. She has recently written a screen adaptation of Janice Galloway’s All Made Up for La Belle Allée Productions. She has written a dystopian comedy, Tesla Girl with the support of the Scottish Film Talent Network.
As a director she has a raft of prize winning short films under her belt, all of which were awarded public funding and have been screened on UK television – Night Swimmer won the Grand Prix at Vendôme Film Festival, Sheila won Best European director in Rome, and In The Mood - featuring Kelly Brook as a tap-dancing German spy – won silver in Mumbai and was a worldwide feel good festival hit.
Hannah wrote the best selling Secret Edinburgh, an Unusual Guide for Jonglez Publishing, and has just completed the new edition of ‘Secret London, Unusual Bars & Restaurants’. She also writes, directs and produces animations, works as a screenwriting consultant for the comedian and writer Sir Lenny Henry and has worked as a journalist for The Scotsman and The List magazine.
Feature Film Scripts
Sick Bus a dystopian ring road movie for Bob Last, SellOutPictures.
Tesla Girl Sparky Comedy selected for development funding by the Scottish Film Talent Network
All Made Up Adaptation of Janice Galloway’s teen memoirs for La Belle Allée Productions
Fireworks Dysfunctional Family Comedy co-written with Jonathan Hall. RS Productions
Point of No Return commissioned Cli-fi Conspiracy Thriller for Shaf Rasul (Dragon’s Den)
Family Planning co-written with Rachel Howard.
One Last Push (writer, director) Animated Documentary, Muckle Hen Productions
In the Mood (director) written by Jonathan Hall, starring Kelly Brook. Perfect World Productions
Night Swimmer (director) written by Chiew-Siah Tei, Stella Maris Films Ltd
Candy Floss (co-writer, director) Co-written with Maria MacDonell, An IVP Production.
Sheila (director & co producer) written by Finbar Hawkins, co-produced with Wendy Griffin.
Relax (writer & director) Relax Productions, produced by Oscar Van Heek.