Hannah Kelso

YEAR OF AWARD: 2018
AGE AT AWARD: 29
ARTFORMS: Screenwriting , Film
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Biography

Originally from the small town of Alloa in Clackmannanshire, Hannah moved to Glasgow to study Screen at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.  There, she wrote, developed and shot her own short films and developed a passion for screenwriting. She wrote and directed her graduation film 'Crescent',  and this became runner up at the 'Sci-Fi Film Festival' in Australia. She spent the next few years developing short films and writing a treatment for her first feature film.

In 2018, Hannah gained a place to study on the prestigious National Film & Television School MA Screenwriting course. This enabled her to develop and write her first TV pilot, as well as animations and her first feature film.

Hannah gained an interview at Warner Brothers. She was given the opportunity to represent them as a Creative Talent Scholar for 2019, offering huge benefits for her future as a screenwriter.

How the Award Helped

Hannah's Award supported her studies at the NFTS. She writes;

"Without this award, it is unlikely I could have afforded the living costs needed to stay in close proximity to the NFTS and complete my course. The Dewar Award has alleviated the financial pressure I was struggling with and I can truly focus my mind on my art. As a writer, this is a wonderful and rare gift to be entrusted with. This industry is highly competitive but I am now in the right place and equipped with the right tools for the future."



"This industry is highly competitive but I am now in the right place and equipped with the right tools for the future"