Playwright and writer for film

Hannah Patterson is a playwright, screenwriter and producer. Recent plays include Giving, Platinum and Eden, all staged at Hampstead Theatre, and Playing With Grown Ups (Theatre503), nominated for a West End Award for Best New Play and the Susan Smith Blackburn Award, which transferred to 59E59 in New York. The recipient of a Peggy Ramsay award, she has written for Paines Plough’s Come to Where I’m From series (Southbank Centre), and in association with Old Vic, New
Voices, and participated on Headlong Theatre’s writer’s programme.

As a writer for film she is in development with several features, including Claude (BFI/65Wilding Films), winner of the Galway Film Fleadh Best Pitch Award and The Athena List, and an adaptation of her play Much (Tilt Films). As a writer for television, she is in development with Gloria (Sarah Brocklehurst Productions) and the Booker-longlisted novel Unexploded (Loupe Films). She has been invited to participate on writing labs at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and London Film Festival, and on LA’s CineStory, and been mentored through the British film industry’s flagship scheme Guiding Lights by David Hare.

Co-writer/producer of award-winning documentary Shelter in Place (Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation), she has written about film for publications including Sight & Sound, The International Film Guide and The Guardian, commissioned Creative Essentials, a series of ‘how to’ filmmaking books, and regularly hosts industry Q&As for organisations such as Curzon Cinemas, BAFTA and the British Film Institute. 




Sarah Brocklehurst Productions
In development

Adaption of the novel by Alison Macleod.

Loupe Films
In development

Co-written with Ian Haydn Smith

In development



The Elf Factory
In development
Winner, Galway Film Fleadh Pitching Award

Athena List 2017

65 Wilding Films
In development with the BFI

Co-written with Redmond Entwistle

Busse & Halberschmidt
In development
Producer Sarah Brocklehurst

Dark story about a family searching for their teenage daughter when she disappears on her gap year

Selected for the Network Programme 2014
In development
Producer Sophie Neave
Director Marcus Werner Hed

Film adaptation of Hannah's play

Tilt Films
In development
Director Edward Hicks
  • Imogen Daines
  • Alexandra Guelff
  • Joshua James
  • Ailsa Joy
  • Adam Nagaitis
  • Joshua Silver
  • RADA Films

    Premiered at Rushes Short Film Festival, 2011

    RADA Films

    Writer & Producer 

    Shelter in Place
    Winner: BRITDOC Best Pitch Award
    Director Zed Nelson
    Documentary exposing the mispractice of Texan oil refineries
    Clarity Productions



    Director Matthew Xia
  • Michael Simkins
  • Yolanda Kettle
  • Mariah Gale
  • Laurietta Essien
  • Sean Jackson
  • Adrian Richards
  • Hampstead Theatre
    Director Adam Penford
  • George Blagden
  • Laura Pitt-Pulford
  • Sian Thomas
  • Hampstead Theatre
    Director Bijan Sheibani
  • Sylvestra Le Touzel
  • Simon Manyonda
  • Sinéad Matthews
  • Dominic Rowan
  • Play exploring philanthropy

    Hampstead Theatre
    Producer Paines Plough
    Southbank Centre
    Playing With Grown Ups
    Nominated: Best New Play, OffWestEnd Award
    Producer Kat Portman
    Director Hannah Eidinow
  • Shane Attwooll
  • Ben Caplan
  • Daisy Hughes
  • Trudi Jackson
  • Late thirties, careers under their belts and a new baby just arrived. Isn’t that what everybody wants?
    Theatre 503, 59E59 Brits off Broadway
  • Hannah Patterson
  • Part of the Come to Where I'm From strand
    Paines Plough
    Producer Ziella Bryars
    Director Rosie Banham
  • Joshua Miles
  • Short play, part of the Love Bites project
    Waterloo East
    One Act New Plays Competition, Jersey Arts Trust/ Old Vic, New Voices, 2011
    Director Andy Brunskill

    Play set in Africa looking at inter-family relationships

    Jersey Arts Centre
    The Weakness in Me
    One Act New Plays Competition, Jersey Arts Trust, Old Vic, New Voices 2010
    Director Sam Brown
    Jersey Arts Centre
    Producer Tanja Raaste
    Director Hannah Eidinow
  • Caroline Corrie
  • Leonie Hill
  • Will Irvine
  • Roger Ringrose
  • Play exploring how our identity is shaped by those closest to us
    The Cock Tavern
    Producer MokitaGrit Productions
    Director Hannah Eidinow
    Short play as part of Pages: Promised Land
    The Union Theatre
    Producer The Factory
    Hampstead Theatre
    Producer The Factory
    Short play
    The Pleasance Theatre