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.


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The Graduates

A year after her boyfriend dies from gun violence, a young woman prepares to graduate high school as she navigates an uncertain future alongside a community that is searching for ways to heal.

Executive Produced by Chloé Zhao. Featuring Mina Sundwall, Alex Hibbert, John Cho, Yasmeen Fletcher, Ewan Manley, Maria Dizzia, and Kelly O’Sullivan. The Graduates premiered at Tribeca Festival in 2023 where it was awarded Best Cinematography in U.S. Narrative. Its European premiere will be at the 2023 Deauville American Film Festival.