Annette Westwood is an award-winning writer, director and actor from the West Midlands in the UK. After graduating the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (BA Acting) Annette worked as a professional actor across film, television and theatre working on productions for the BBC, ITV & SMG.

Following her passion for filmmaking, Annette formed Midlands based film production company HAWKWOOD PRODUCTIONS, and working alongside her sister Emma, the Westwood Sisters produced their debut short film WHOEVER YOU ARE…, Annette making her film directorial debut & co-writing the script.

The film won several awards on its film festival run, including award wins for Best Short, Best Indie Film, Best Inspirational Film & Best Director at UK & International Film Festivals. The film went on to receive worldwide distribution with American entertainment company IndieFlix, through its global streaming service.

Her next project as writer/director THIS LITTLE GIRL is a short film supported by BFI NETWORK with National Lottery funding. Filmed on location in the Midlands, Annette is again working alongside her sister Emma, Emma in the role of the film’s producer. THIS LITTLE GIRL is due for release 2021/2022.

Annette was also selected for the BFI NETWORK Treatment Lab Autumn 2020, being one of the writers to take part, gaining an oversight of the development process of writing a feature film treatment, along with participating in the BFI NETWORK Film Hub Midlands Directors Series.