Ann Hawker is a writer and film maker.
She has recently finished filming on the drama short "Cliff Edge", written and directed by herself and starring Dearblha Molloy (Wild Mountain Thyme) and Anamaria Marinca (Fury, Temple).
Her previous short, "Fly Free", starring Anna Calder-Marshall, (Harlots, This England) and Holly Aird (Unforgotten, A Discovery of Witches.), has shown at international festivals, including London Independent Film Festival, the New York Independent Film Festival, the No Coast Film Festival , the Women over Fifty Film Festival and was a semi finalist at the Rhodes Island Flickerfest.
Ann is an award winning writer, Her feature script An Austrian Holiday was selected for the Writer's Lab, sponsored by Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman and was a Nicholls semi finalist in 2022. She was a winner in the Screenwriting Goldmine competition and has twice been a finalist in the Red Planet writing prize, been a finalist in the 2020 Edinburgh New Voices Award and won the Euroscript competition.
She has directed many high profile documentary films for television. Her work covers drama documentaries, history and observational films. Her films include an episode in the CNN flagship series The Windsors. Other 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. Most recently she has directed two films in an international series on the conflict Yemen, "An Arabian Tragedy."
Other writing work includes short plays staged at Theatre 503 and the Tabard Theatre. She won a commission to write a radio play for Resonance FM, and her play Judgement Days was performed on BBC Radio 4.