Olivia Hetreed is the multi-award winning screenwriter of Girl with a Pearl Earring and Wuthering Heights. Recent international films include Finding Altamira, starring Antonio Banderas, and Bosnia’s first animated feature, Birds Like Us, directed by Faruk Sabanovič. Mohamed al-Daradji’s The Journey is the first Iraqi-made film to screen in Iraq in 27 years. She has a number of projects in development with Sympathetic Ink, her company with Andy Paterson, and with other producers.
Olivia is President of the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain, which represents over 2,000 professional writers in the UK. She is a very experienced international mentor of new writing talent.
Previously she was a Film Editor, working on many dramas and documentaries.