Hannah Strong is a culture writer and editor based in London.

About

I am the Digital Editor at Little White Lies magazine and a freelance writer focussing mainly on film, television, and pop culture.

My love of film began when I saw Chicken Run at the Sheffield Showroom when I was eight. It was a transformative experience. Teenage subscriptions to NME, Vanity Fair, ELLE and Empire fuelled my love of pop culture and print media.

My primary focus as a writer is on film and television, but I’m a pop culture obsessive who spends a lot of time on the weirdest corners of the internet. Neopets, Livejournal, Tumblr, Twitter – I’ve lived through it all, and have the niche meme knowledge to show it.

I also write about mental health and disability (two subjects I have first-hand experience with), books, the internet, art, video games, and cats. I really like writing about cats.

I have written for The Guardian, BBC, GQ, Vulture, i-D, Gawker, The Times, and Hyperallergic among others, and I am a regular contributor to Picturehouse Recommends magazine.

In my role at Little White Lies, I run LWLies.com, commissioning all digital content, managing our podcast Truth & Movies, and create graphics for the website too. I also write film reviews, features, festival coverage, and have interviewed filmmakers and actors including Paul Thomas Anderson, Yorgos Lanthimos, Emma Stone, Kirsten Dunst and Darren Aronofsky.

In my free time, I do a lot of creative writing, but I also love to swim, bake, find London’s best ice cream shops, do karaoke and make Simpsons-themed rugs.

Film Criticism and Cultural Commentary

I’m originally from Sheffield, but now live in London with my cat, Margot. I love to travel and have attended film festivals and events around the world including Sundance, Toronto, New York, Cannes, Berlin, Karlovy Vary, Tampare, Paris, Milan, Reykjavik, and Marrakech. I have previously served on the Sutherland Jury at London Film Festival in 2021 and on the Leeds Film Festival Jury in 2022.

I love working with editors to shape ideas and tell exciting stories about film and pop culture, whether in an editorial or brand capacity. From reviews to features, profiles, interviews and everything in between, I’m always looking to expand my repertoire and work with new publications and brands.

I am a member of the London Critics Circle and the Critic’s Choice Association, and a voting member of BIFA.

My voice can be heard on a regular basis over on the Truth & Movies podcast, and I have previously appeared on BBC Radio, TalkRadio, Radio4’s Front Row and ScreenShot, BBC World Service’s The Arts Hour, The Film Stage Show, Monocle on Culture, and the Picturehouse and Curzon podcasts. I have also appeared on BBC Breakfast, BBC World News and ITV News commenting on news stories regarding cinema. I also wrote and voiced a video essay on cats in cinema for BBC iPlayer, an introduction to Andrea Arnold’s Red Road for BFI Player, and wrote/voiced the introduction for the TV premiere of Monsoon for BBC2. I also scripted and voiced a video essay on Todd Solondz’s Welcome to the Dollhouse for Radiance Films.

In July 2019, I presented a talk at the British Film Institute entitled ‘The Memefication of Feminism’ about the intersection of film, feminism, and internet culture, which I have since presented to students at Falmouth University. I also regularly deliver lectures on making a career in film criticism and wrote this free guide which I try to keep updated.

I have also hosted Q&As with filmmakers and actors including Wim Wenders, Josephine Decker, Josh O’Connor, Harris Dickinson, Charlotte Regan, Babak Jalali, Tina Satter, Joachim Trier, Kitty Green, Charlotte Wells and Desiree Akhavan, written Blu-ray essays for Second Sight, the BFI and Radiance Films, and participated in panels, Q&As and introductions for BAFTA, Cannes Film Festival, MUBI, the London Korean Film Festival, the BFI, Raindance Film Festival, Leeds Film Festival, Glasgow Film Festival, Showroom/Workstation and Reclaim the Frame.

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