Hannah co-founded the sketch comedy duo Hannah and the Anne of Lea, with Leanne Davis in 2010 and went on to release two web series. After gaining a large following, Hannah and The Anne of Lea were featured on The Guardian’s ‘ones to watch’ with their sketch The Interview.
Hannah’s collaboration with Director and Producer Thembisa Cochrane and Producer Lisa Jacobi, led to her writing and starring in short film, Kissing All the Fish, which appeared at festivals in London and South Africa 2016. Together they formed Electric Fish Films Ltd, a London based collaborative with a mission to create dynamic character driven stories using a collective female voice.
Then 2016, saw Hannah’s return to theatre with her black comedy play KLEPTO, appearing at The Southwark Playhouse in November 2016 in association with Velvet Trumpet’s acclaimed new comedy night. Before that it appeared at The Bridewell Theatre in September 2016 at the scratch night ‘Fruitful’ with reviewer Olivia Coxhead from Theatrebubble commenting 'Honestly this piece was so funny, I just stopped writing things down and sat back to marvel at its genius'
In her recent radio interview with Shoreditch Radio, on writing comedy she offered that ‘…We had a long period of time with the ‘male crisis sitcom’, which is great, there’s a place for that, but there’s also a need to find fresh, new, interesting stories about women having their own crisis too…’
Her work also includes working for acclaimed company Stellar Network co-running events alongside The Young Vic, BBC and the popular BAFTA event - ‘Pitch Up’ whereby finalists were given the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of TV executives. Hannah now uses her creative voice, to run the social media platforms for BAFTA accredited Underwire Film Festival, which boasts an 13,000 plus following and is the largest UK film festival championing females across all crafts of filmmaking.
Hannah is currently working with Upperroom Productions and Big Deal Films on TV projects, as well as working on her debut Feature Film collaborating with Filmmaker Jimmy Dean.
Fayde is Hannah’s first Written and Directed dark comedy short film, which premiered at Underwire Film Festival 2019 and was nominated for Best Screenplay and Best Actress for lead, Yasmine Akram.
Hannah is represented by Julia Wyatt from Berlin Associates.
Contact; Julia Wyatt at Berlin Associates 02076325282