Before making her own films Hazel worked as a Producer for 10 years in the UK, US and east Africa. She teaches documentary filmmaking at Queen Mary University London and King’s College London. She is currently a Research Fellow at Queen Mary’s Center for Film and Ethics, and is developing her first feature length project.
Hazel's independent filmmaking has been funded and supported by Doc Society's Climate Story Lab (2022 grantee for Offshore), Joseph Rowntree Foundation (2020, United Voices) and One World Media (2018, Wax + Gold). Her film United Voices was acquired and published by Guardian Documentaries and was an official selection at Sheffield Doc/Fest (2020).
Denial, A Symphony was selected for the Research and Development Lab at UNIONDOCS Center for Documentary Arts in NYC, August 2022.