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hannah macpherson

writer + director

united states

11 march 2021

Hannah shares her journey from coming from an artistic family to successfully writing and directing multiple television series and feature films.  She shares how her experience competing in the 48 Hour Film Project set her up for later success, and how she relied on the friends made at that time to make many of her commercial projects.  We dive pretty deep into what is behind her creative perspective and professional passion.  This episode is part of the 48 Hour Film Project series.

bio

Hannah Macpherson was born in Albuquerque New Mexico and studied Film Production at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. She attended the UCLA Professional Program in Writing for Television in 2014.  Hannah created, wrote and directed the edgy teen thriller series [email protected] for AwesomenessTV – all three seasons are available on Hulu. She directed two episodes of season 1 of the Netflix show TRINKETS.  Hannah also wrote and directed SICKHOUSE, the first-ever, made-for-mobile, vertically-shot feature film. She wrote and directed a feature film called PURE for Blumhouse TV which is available on Hulu as part of the INTO THE DARK series.
 
She writes and directs feature films and television shows.  She currently has a half dozen things in development including a television series based on a book series and a feature film script, both at major studios.  She is about to begin prep on a feature film she will direct this Spring.

tips

Hannah and Chris were on a live panel about filmmaking during the international Filmapalooze festival. Watch it here: https://youtu.be/-81mY-B2iww

Discover more about Filmapalooza: https://filmapalooza.org/

“PURE” – Several teenage girls at a Purity Retreat participate in a secret ritual, and they start to see a supernatural entity. The girls need to focus on the demon they have unleashed, as well as their fathers’ expectations.

[email protected]” –  A series of violent videos from an unknown user named ‘monkeyman’ target a group of high school students whose pasts are connected.
“Sickhouse” – A group of teenagers film a live documentary on the Sickhouse legend to millions around the world.
“Drain” – 48 hour film project short) which won Best Director and the movie won Best Film and 5 other awards.

This episode is part of the 48 Hour Film Project series.

The 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless weekend in which you and a team make a movie - write, shoot, and edit - in just 48 hours.

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