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Hannah Berry George

Hannah Berry George is an award-winning writer and director with a soft-spot for comedy. Previously dabbling in stand-up, sketch and improv, Hannah kickstarted her directorial career with an ADCAN* Award in 2018 for her first ever commercial and has since collaborated with stand-up guru Katherine Ryan, alongside other household names.

However, Hannah’s directorial career is not restricted to purely comedy. With a background in journalism, she prides herself on being naturally inquisitive, keen to challenge personal and societal biases through her work in a way that feels informative and inclusive. She is particularly drawn to exploring pertinent themes such as mental health, female empowerment and family within her directorial work, areas of expertise that she has previously touched upon in journalism.

Hannah has looked at gender equality in her work for the British Army, the class gap for the Social Mobility Foundation and shone a light on endometriosis for Bodyform. More recently, during the spring of 2023, a docuseries titled Herstory that Hannah wrote, directed and co-created aired in the Middle East on the Arabic streaming platform Shahid, exploring the careers of some extraordinary female artists on the Saudi music scene.

Recently, Hannah released a collection of short films for The International Booker Prize that celebrate the best fiction in translation. Bringing fresh voices and experiences from other cultures to the widest possible audience, featuring a collection of named figures such as Toby Stephens, Aisling Bea, Jessica Brown Findlay, Adjoa Andoh among others.

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