Cinematic Arts


Cinema Studies

Grace Hanna is a Los Angeles based writer/director. Her short films have garnered attention at Hollywood Independent Film Festival, Disney’s AWIT filmmaking challenge, and the New Visions & Voices Film Festival. Her feature-length script, Gordy’s Library, was selected as a quarter-finalist for the Sundance/Sloan development grant.

Being a writer has enabled Grace to travel and bring her experiences from around the world into her art. She was awarded a yearlong media fellowship with ArtsConnection in NYC; selected for the Can Serrat Writer Residency in Catalonia, Spain; and completed a mentorship program in Manila under F. Sionol Jose, one of the most widely read Filipino writers in the English language.

She has been a director’s assistant on the shows Aquarius (NBC) and Chance (Hulu). While working as an assistant she was commissioned to complete a rewrite for the coming of age film, Can’t Buy Me Love.

Grace graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where she studied Film & TV and Art & Public Policy.

She enjoys eating pie and hates writing about herself in the third person. Storytelling has always been a part of Grace’s life and she firmly believes the world is a better place because of it.