Hannah Peterson is a writer and director. Filmmaker Magazine named her one of the “25 New Faces of Independent Film.” Her work has screened at Sundance Film Festival, MoMA, REDCAT, Tribeca Film Festival, and Slamdance Film Festival where she was awarded the AGBO fellowship for her short film, East of the River.

She holds an MFA in Film Directing from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and a BA in Screen Studies from the New School. Prior to her work as a director, Hannah mentored under filmmakers Sean Baker and Chloé Zhao.


Features  ︎

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Television ︎

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A short film made in collaboration with Lexus & Elle Magazine. When Nadia sees that her daughter, Momi, has drawn a scene on her tablet, she decides to do something that only she can—bring her daughter’s imagination to life. It’s here that they discover something magical together.

The full film was featured on Elle.com