KILLER NIGHT SHIFT
(Co-writer: Tom Freyer)
A Lifetime TV film 2018.
Premieres August 25th 8:00 PM / 12:00 AM EST
Airs again September 2nd 6:00 PM EST
Premieres again November 22nd 8:00 PM EST
Check your local cable station for On Demand availability.
TV Pilot and Novel Series
Part I of IV of The Fairy Verses collection, a four-part novel series for the YA and adult audiences, with a cast of complex, intriguing and fun leading female roles, for anyone who loves fairies (and elves).
Funded -- In Pre-Production
A Sci-Fi Thriller.
Written on assignment for actress Vanessa Knight.
Script Available for Option
A romantic drama.
"ABOUT CHASE is an engrossing drama that is dynamic, well-paced, and replete with emotional complexity. The characters all have fully-formed personalities, contradictory in the way humans always are without ever sacrificing their inherent core; they seem to live and breathe. And most impressively, in a film that focuses almost exclusively on a love triangle, there is no overt villain—only traumatized people with understandable positions, all trying to do their best with the hands they have been dealt. Their painful situation is handled with compassion and nuance."
(Co-writer: Glenn Mitchell)
Script Available for Option
A US civil war biopic based on a true story.
Finalist and Winner of the Spotlight Award for Best Female Lead, Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition 2017
Finalist, Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Fellowship 2017
Quarterfinalist (top 2%), American Zoetrope Contest 2018
GHOSTS IN THE FIRE
Script Available for Option
A dark family drama.
Top 20% ~ 2017 Academy of Motion Pictures
Nicholl Fellowship Contest.
THE MYSTERIOUS CASE OF MS V
Sold and In Pre-Production with
A short film based on the story
written by Virginia Woolf.
It's the only adventure that counts.
Writing Fun| Ep. 83 : Screenwriting for Beginners
BA Theater | Mass Media ~ Professional Screenwriting ~ Fund Development
Professional Screenwriting Courses
2014 - Present
Indie Film Producing Workshop
12 Day Production Workshop:
Mentorship Program: Chris Soth
Weekly Sessions for One Year
Jan 2016 -- Dec 2016
Master Screenwriting Certificate
January 2015 -- August 2016
Master Class with Aaron Sorkin
July 2016 -- August 2016
Mini Movie Method Class
May 2015 - June 2015
Professional Screenwriting Program
August 2014 - February 2015
Professional Certificate Fund Development
2002 – 2003
Professional Certificate in Non-Profit Fundraising & Fund Development, including major gifts, grants, and corporate brand integration.
State University of New York College at Plattsburgh
Bachelor's Degree Theater / Mass Media (Film / TV) 1984 – 1988
Double Major in Mass Media and Theater. Received Theater department award for highest GPA in the department, 1988.
Writing samples and additional references are available. Just ask!
Producer / Actress
Working with Jo Hannah Afton has truly been one of the creative highlights of my life. I found her after a year-long search so I'd read a ton of writers and her work stood out head-and-shoulders above the rest. Together we are developing her script into an acting/producing vehicle for me. Without exception, Jo Hannah has been open, collaborative, passionate and dedicated to this process. She receives feedback without defensiveness and generates ideas faster than anyone I know. She is highly self-motivated and always works ahead of schedule to the point that official deadlines have become unnecessary.
Jo Hannah is particularly suited to creating content that empowers women actors, directors and producers. If you want to take the reins of your career in your own hands, she will prove herself to be an invaluable teammate on your journey. The notes that we've received on Jo Hannah's screenplay have been glowing; so many people have expressed their astonishment to me regarding her talent, speed and skill.
~ Los Angeles, CA
Script writer, Story Analyst, Script editor
As a screenwriter and script consultant from South Africa, I highly recommend Jo Hannah's script editing skills. She is honest, tactful, professional and has an uncanny ability to find plot weakenesses and suggest changes that lift a story instantly. She is undoubtably one of the most talented script consultants I've worked with.
~ South Africa
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