Hanna Maria Heidrich first burst onto the directing scene in 2010 with her environmental campaign, “We Miss You”, which took the internet by storm. She loves storytelling and building cinematic worlds. Her intense focus on rhythm and tightly-structured narratives is underscored by clever editing and stylized visuals. Often touching on the surreal, her affinity with actors in dramatic or humorous situations has led to films of cinematic style, and an individual handwriting.
Hanna Maria graduated from the renowned German Film Academy Baden-Wuerttemberg and did an in-depth, one-year-course focusing on directing actors at Central Saint Martins College in London. She also received a scholarship for an intensive training program at UCLA in Los Angeles. Since then, she has received more than 40 awards for her commercials and short films. Her work was featured at numerous festivals and showcased at the prestigious “Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors’ Showcase” and “Young Director Award” in Cannes, the “Art Directors Club” in New York and Berlin and “Shots Magazine” in London. In 2017, she directed her first Super Bowl commercial.
Apart from commercials Hanna Maria is interested in sci-fi series, female bio-pics, psychology, yoga, meditation, art installations and the best recipe for pancakes.