Hannah is a Scottish-born writer director, author and script consultant. She trained in screenwriting under the AFI’s Martin Daniel on the North by Northwest program, and Columbia University’s Milena Jelinek at the Mediterranean Film Institute.
Her co-written feature ‘Fireworks’ won the American Screenwriters’ Association Grand Prize, Silver in the Page Awards, the support of the Wellcome Trust and is now being produced by Young Films (The Inbetweeners). Her feature comedy ‘Tesla Girl’ is being developed by the Scottish Film Talent Network with Peter Ettedgui (Kinky Boots).
As a director she has a raft of prize winning short films under her belt. 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 also works as a screenwriting consultant for the comedian, actor and writer Sir Lenny Henry, and is lead script consultant for scriptreader.co.uk. She has worked as a journalist for The Scotsman and The List magazine, and is the author of ‘Secret Edinburgh, an Unusual Guide’ (Jonglez) currently the best selling guide to Edinburgh.