Hazel McKibbin is an award-winning British-American writer and director. She is a BAFTA Newcomer and received the Princess Grace Award Honoraria in Film. She holds an MFA in Screenwriting and Directing from Columbia University. Trained as an editor, Hazel finds herself drawn towards realism, often through a feminist lens, and the idea that compelling stories can be created from ordinary relationships and interactions. Her directorial debut Doublespeak premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival and her second short She Always Wins premiered at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival.