Ann Hawker is a writer and film maker.
She has directed many high profile documentary films for television. Her work covers observational documentaries and specialist factual, particularly drama documentaries. Most recently she has directed a film in the CNN flagship series The Windsors. Some documentary highlights include Smugglers a fully dramatised retelling of the stories of four smugglers for Channel 4 and Too Scared for School a drama documentary about bullying for ITV.
Ann is also a writer. She was a finalist in the 2020 Edinburgh New Voices Award. She was a winner in the Writers Lab mentoring scheme sponsored by Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman and was one of the winners in the 2018 Screenwriting Goldmine Competition with her feature script An Austrian Holiday. She was a winner of the 2015 Euroscript competition. Her short play The Bench has been performed at the prestigious new writing venue, Theatre 503. Her play Leaving has been staged at the Tabard Theatre. She won a commission to write a radio play for Resonance FM, and has had other drama work performed on BBC Radio 4.