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Dictynna Hood

Visiting Lecturer/Course designer 


Alongside her filmmaking and writing, Dictynna has worked with students for many years. She is currently leading the Production Module at Warwick University for London Film School.

Dictynna has been a guest tutor in directing and screenwriting at London Film School and London Film Academy. She has designed and taught workshops and seminars in directing and screenwriting, including the popular screenwriting course for City University's continuing education department. She has facilitated and directed many student projects including for Central St Martins Screen Acting MA, the London Academy of Dramatic Art, and Cambridge University

Dictynna’s second feature film, Us Among the Stones, stars Anna Calder-Marshall. Us Among the Stones premiered at the London International Film Festival 2019. Her first feature film, Wreckers, stars Claire Foy and Benedict Cumberbatch. Wreckers premiered at the London Film Festival 2011 and won a Silver George at Moscow IFF 2012. Both films are available worldwide on a variety of platforms. Prior to this, Dictynna directed multi-award winning short films The Other Man with Anna Maxwell Martin, and Journey Man, with Ruth Madoc. As writer, she has just completed a play, The Selkie, commissioned by the Wellcome Trust. She is also working on a musical, Dr Faustess.

Drama Writing and Directing:

WRECKERS Feature film, writer/director (completed 2011)

Psychological drama – a surprise visit exposes the lies embedded in a young couple’s idyllic marriage.

Starring Claire Foy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Shaun Evans


OVER AND UNDER Feature screenplay

3 deaths and no weddings – a seriously twisted romcom

I-Features development scheme, selected writer/director ‘I-Features Twelve’


THE STORYTELLER Animated feature treatment

Fairytale horror

Re-Animate development scheme selected writer/Wellcome Grant


BEDLAM TV drama series treatment and spec episode

Comedy drama that takes a scurrilous look at our national identity

Developed at the PAL Labs and commissioned by Granada/C4


THE OTHER MAN Short film (15 min) writer/director

A happy man, a good day, a phone call…’

With Neal Barry and Anna Maxwell Martin

Completion funded by the UK Film Council

* Winner, Best British Short Film, Edinburgh International Film Festival 2006


DELAY Feature screenplay

The Vanishing – from the inside.

Based on a Tim Krabbé novel, for 24FPS/Dutch Film Fund


JOURNEY MAN Short film (35mm, 15 min) Writer/Director

A stowaway from Sierra Leone, a Welsh town, and Christmas…’

Arts Council of Wales. Starring Ruth Madoc, Usifu Jalloh & Ifan Huw Dafydd

* Screened at festivals worldwide including AFI Fest in Los Angeles & The London Film Festival

* Shortlisted for TCM Classic Shorts Award; numerous awards including Amiens, Interfilm, NY Expo and others

* Released with ‘Dirty Pretty Things’ in UGC Cinemas


London Film School

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