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Hattie Dalton

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Biography

Hattie Dalton is a new Director and Writer. Her first major short – The Banker – starring Michael Sheen – won the British Academy Award in 2005 for short film, and is now on the festival circuit.

She started in cutting rooms as an Assistant and Assembly Editor for ten years on feature films, including Dave Stewart’s Honest, Damien O’Donnell’s Heartlands, Matthew Vaughn’s Layer Cake and Stephen Woolley’s directorial debut, Stoned. She has also edited several film trailers, promos, short films and documentaries.

Her extensive travel in Central and South America gave her time and inspiration to write her short films and produce a short documentary about a rum-swilling, chain-smoking God in Guatemala – San Simone.

After forming Memory Box Films with three filmmakers who share her vision, she won acclaim for her two short films Sick and Sticky Date. She also co-wrote and directed an animation, Internal Turmoil, which was selected for the High Falls Festival in New York and has screened in Homegrown Hollywood on the BBC.

She has also been selected to work alongside Sir Richard Eyre, one of the most respected directors of stage and screen, on a film adaptation of Zoe Heller’s highly acclaimed novel Notes on A Scandal, starring Dame Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett and Bill Nighy. The placement is a mentor scheme called DIRECTING CHANGE.

She is currently writing a feature script with the support of the UK Film Council and is developing two others.

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