A-Jay Hackett

Director, Writer, Cinematographer

Librarian by day; Filmmaker by night. A-Jay is a Birmingham based Film practitioner.

She studied her degree in Creative & Professional Writing and Film Theory and went on to study her postgraduate degree at Sheffield Hallam University in MA Filmmaking.


She is also one of the directors of the UK based Black Bird Film Festival which raises money for a different charity each year.


She has presented a paper on the absence of sexuality in Edward Scissorhands at the Tim Burton Curious Bodies conference at the University of Wolverhampton 2018.

A-Jay started Raven Pictures with the simple ambition of following her dreams, and feels she has accomplished just that. 

"Film is therapy."

Lily Hiley

Editor, Assistant Director

My goal is it achieve whatever the Director asks for in both production and postproduction. 


The time I spent at Oxford Brookes gave me the skills to adapt to in dependent filming. These are skills that I have been honing over the past three years by applying them to the Raven Pictures productions.


I have found that it does not matter how big the budget for a film is, as long as you have a keen eye, can think outside the box, and a cast and crew that shares your enthusiasm, you can write as ambitiously as you like.

The beauty of editing is that it is never truly finished, there is always something more that can be done, something to add or take aways, giving the piece a whole new meaning, a whole new breath of life.

"Not all who wonder are lost."

All creative media exhibited on www.RavenPictures.co.uk  is original works owned and created by the Raven Pictures Team.


© copyright  2016   Alexandra Hackett , Raven Pictures.  All rights Reserved

Birmingham, UK



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