In November 2019, I was cast as Maggie in a short Scottish film that tells the story of domestic violence in a small community in Dundee. The film was filmed entirely in black and white and draws inspiration from the film Roma, using long one takes and wide angle shots. The film will be submitted to festivals in 2020.
Follow My Fingers is a play I wrote, directed and starred in at the Bread and Roses Theatre as part of the Clapham Fringe Festival. It is based on a true story and explores the themes of PTSD, god, travel and friendship as 4 women journey together through South America. The show received an incredible response and was awarded 4 stars from London Theatre Reviews. Hannah hopes to take the show on tour in 2020 to continue to raise awareness about PTSD and recovery.
I played the character of Laura in the short film A Friend In Need, written by Matt Carrell and directed by Matt George Lovett. The film has won over 20 awards, including one by myself for Best Actress in a Drama from the Actors Awards. It will hopefully be made into a feature film or series in 2020.
For my final MA Acting show at ALRA, I performed in the play Shoot / Get Treasure / Repeat by Mark Ravenhill. It was Directed by the Genesis Future Directors Award winner Caitriona Shoobridge and took place from 6th-9th November 2019 at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts. It takes the form of a collection of short plays and I was cast in 2 of the plays, as the 'Woman' in Crime and Punishment and as 'B' in The MIkado.
I played the character of Abigail in the short film Cat Man, written and directed by Noah Stratton-Twine. It tells the story of a brother and sister who have recently lost their mother, and looks how the grieving process may be projected onto something altogether different. It was an official selection at the London Lift-Off Festival (2018).
I have just finished filming a short film for the Lacie Film Competition. It is a short horror film. I played the role of the Girl Beyond the Door. The film is currently in post production and will be available soon to watch.
Invisible People is a short narrative film about a woman rough sleeping on the streets of London. I wrote, produced and acted in the film as part of my final degree project at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts. The film looks at the daily challenges homeless people experience and aims to change public perception about rough sleepers, showing the importance of human connection when isolated from society. The film will be released in 202o. For my role as Melanie in Invisible People, I won a Best Actress award from the Oniros Film Awards. We also won Best Director and I received an honourable mention as Best 1st Time Producer.
Director - Tiana Linden
DOP - Em Turner
The film marks the first project of a social enterprise I have launched which brings together actors who want to use the skills to enact social change.