Hannah Peterson is a film director living and working in Los Angeles. She is a graduate of the MFA program in Film Directing at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and has worked closely with filmmakers Sean Baker and Chloé Zhao. Filmmaker Magazine named Hannah as one of 25 new faces of independent film in 2018. Her film, East of the River, premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and Slamdance Film Festival 2019 where it won a jury honorable mention and Hannah was awarded the Russo brothers fellowship. Her debut feature film, Bluets, is a participant in the Sundance Creative Producing Lab 2019, and will be featured at IFP week Project Forum this Fall. Most recently, Hannah directed the original series Shook for Disney Channel, executive produced by the Duplass Brothers.


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MFA Film Directing, California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)
BFA Screen Studies, The New School