Hannah Scofield

School of Fine Arts
Cinema, Media Arts, and Writing
Instructor of Cinematic Arts


  • MFA in Film and Television Writing – University of Southern California (John Wells Division) Los Ángeles, California
  • BA (majors: English and Media and Film Studies) – Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama

Courses Taught

  • CINE 3361 / 4361 Screenwriting Workshop
  • CINE 3361 / 4361 Advanced Screenwriting Workshop
  • CINE 6331 Screenwriting Workshop 3
  • CINE 6332 Screenwriting Workshop II
  • NARR 3120 Faith, Culture, & the Arts
  • NARR 2310 Media & Careers Survey
  • CINE 3275 Media Studies
  • CINE 4360 AP: Senior Projects I & II

Teaching Focus

  • Film and TV writing
  • Dreams in cinema
  • Disabilities and Inclusion
  • Creative writing, poetry, and journalism

Research Interests and Publications

Dreams, Special Needs, William Blake, Fairy Tales, Poetry

Committee Service/Offices Held

HCU Film Festival

Awards and Honors

  • Screenplay Award Winner at Delta International Film Festival (2023)
  • Experimental Film Award Winner at Delta International Film Festival (2023)
  • Screenplay nominated at Toronto International Film Festival (2023)
  • Screenplay selected by Beverley Hills Film Festival (2023)
  • Semi-Finalist of best-original screenwriting for feature film (2023)
  • Screenwriter of award-winning feature Magic City (2022-2023)
  • Screenplay Finalist at Flicker’s Rhode Island Film Festival (2022)

Othor Honors:

  • Creator of web series Planet Poetica (2019-23)
  • Editor and screenwriter of “Nebula Nest” award-winning animation
  • Selected pitch at University of Southern California’s film business model competition (2021)
  • Scholarship winner at University of Southern California (2020)
  • Sigma Tau Delta literary research award winner for research on William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience (2019)
  • Creative Writing Award Winner at Birmingham-Southern College (2019)
  • Library Research Award Winner at Birmingham-Southern College (2017)



  • Bagheera Student Magazine
  • The Southern Academic Review
  • Compass Business Magazine
  • Birmingham-Southern College Communications

Previous Academic/Professional Positions

  • Screenwriter at Z-Frame Productions feature film (2022)
  • Poetry Instructor at Catholic Literary Arts’ Summer Writing Camp (2022)
  • Shakespeare and History teacher at Bluebonnet Homeschool Association (2022)
  • Feature Film Editor at CornDog Productions (2021)
  • Guest lecturer at Birmingham-Southern College (2021)
  • Assistant at University of Southern California Cinematic Arts Library (2020-21)
  • Communications Department Intern at Birmingham-Southern College (2019)
  • Editor-in-Chief of Bagheera Student Magazine at Birmingham-Southern College (2019)

Additional Information

Hannah Dominique Scofield grew up telling stories to her siblings in Birmingham, Alabama. For years, she’d walk laps on her gravel driveway that snaked beside her family’s dilapidated southern home. As she’d listen to the muddy creek purr in the woods around her, she wondered what other places were like in God’s world(s).

Scofield grew up in a Christian, special-needs family. She was homeschooled by her parents and wrote constantly as a child. For college, she attended a private liberal arts university where she studied English and film.

In 2021, Scofield completed her M. F. A. in screenwriting from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, John Wells Division. In the same year, she wrote and helped produce the award-winning feature film “Magic City,” currently in international festivals.

Some of her scripts have received international recognition, including her whimsical feature film “Daywake,” which was a recent finalist the Academy Award-qualifying Flicker’s Rhode Island Film Festival.

In addition to working on her own and work-for-hire screenplays, Scofield teaches screenwriting at Houston Christian University in Houston, Texas. Her TV pilot Planet Poetica currently in post-production, is one of her newest endeavors. The show introduces a poet who works through the problems of his past and his mother’s suicide by watching a whacky TV show in his dreams.

Scofield writes coming-of-age scripts and poetry about abused humans who explore their trauma through quirky and absurdest dreams, desires, and fantasy worlds.