Who are you and what’s your filmmaking background?
My name is Hannah Yohannes and I’m a storyteller through visual and written mediums. I fell in love with film at a young age and decided to pursue it so I can inspire my kids to follow their dreams.
What are you working on right now?
I’m currently developing my feature film script which is based on my short film, Home Away. I’m also partnering up with award winning author, Angelot Ndongmo, to develop a TV Series specifically for children.
What do you want the audience to take away from your films?
I want my audience to see the honesty and authenticity I bring to my characters and films. If they’re inspired from watching my films, even better.
What’s your favorite story from filmmaking?
My all time favorite story is The Lion King. It was my first film that was just magical to me.
What are your wildest dreams for your filmmaking career?
Aw man, I would love to work with Denzel Washington. He is really inspirational and motivational to me when it comes to my film work.
What is something bizarre about you?
I can almost find a song for every word.
What currently inspires you?
My two children, Sami and Denise inspire me to be the best mom and filmmaker I can be. I’m also inspired by others who push forward despite the odds.
What’s your best advice for an aspiring filmmaker?
1. Trust your gut instincts. Always.
2. Take rejection as a redirection. If your heart and passion is in film, go for it!
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