Playwright and writer for film

Hannah Patterson is a playwright and screenwriter. Her play Playing With Grown Ups, directed by Hannah Eidinow, nominated for an Off West End Award for Best New Play, transferred to 59E59 in New York as part of the Brits Off Broadway Festival. She has had work performed at theatres including Hampstead and the Pleasance, and won the One Act New Plays Competition in association with JAT and Old Vic, New Voices. Having participated in a residency with Paines Plough, she has written for and performed as part of the company’s Come to Where I’m From series.

As a writer for film, she is currently working on an adaptation of her play MUCH with Tilt Films and is in development with several features, including Claude, which won the Galway Film Fleadh Pitching Award. She has been invited to participate with projects on the Edinburgh International Film Festival Talent Lab, London Film Festival’s Think-Shoot-Distribute, Creative England's Net.work, the LA CineStory Screenwriting Lab and Screen Yorkshire's Triangle.

She has written about film for publications including Sight & Sound, The International Film Guide and The Guardian, commissioned a series of ‘how to’ filmmaking books, and regularly hosted Q&As for venues including Curzon Cinemas, BAFTA and the British Film Institute. Hannah is currently a member of the Lighthouse Guiding Lights scheme, being mentored by David Hare, and on the Headlong Headstart writer's programme.




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

Adaption of the novel by Alison Macleod.

Loupe Films
In development
Parkville Pictures
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

Co-written with Ian Haydn Smith

In development

Romantic comedy

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
    Hampstead Theatre
    Director Adam Penford
  • George Blagden
  • 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