Gail Hackston

Screenwriter & Director
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Gail Hackston is a writer/director based between London and Glasgow. In 2012, Gail produced the first crowdsourced feature film for Create50, 50 Kisses  with the London Screenwriters Festival.

In 2013, she was selected for the EIFF Talent Lab and her feature screenplay The Green Door which won and placed in several screenplay competitions culminating with a professional staging in Chicago.

Gail’s first short film as writer/director Cancer Hair premiered at Cambridge Film Festival in Sept 2014, won ‘Best Fiction’ and ‘Best of Fest’ at the Isle of Man Film Festival and won IMDb New Filmmaker of the Year at Bath Film Festival.

Working primarily with female-centric comedy drama, Gail has a number of short film projects in development as well as two feature films, Project O with Roxy Holman of Jokers Pack and The Green Door with producer and fellow LSF alumni Zoe Guilford.

Having first been a delegate, then staff at LSF, Gail is delighted to be back as a moderator.

More information

Gail Hackston is appearing at the following sessions:

How I Got My Agent

How I Got My Agent

True stories that will inspire and terrify but most of all, offer insight, into how writers got their agent.

Meet the Producers: Impressing the Power Players

Meet the Producers: Impressing the Power Players

Find out what’s going to get you hired and what’s going to get you fired by the Producers you need to impress. In this session, our panel of seasoned Producers will share their stories from the trenches of writer relationships gone very very right… and very very wrong.

Writing strong, relatable and authentic LGBT stories and characters

Writing strong, relatable and authentic LGBT stories and characters

In this necessary and insightful panel, writers who have made an impact writing authentic LGBT stories and characters will discuss how to write authentically to a largely mis (and under) represented audience.