Hanna Maria Heidrich first burst onto the directing scene in 2010 with her environmental campaign “We miss you”, which immediately led to international recognition. She loves bringing unconventional themes and imagery to life. Her intense focus on human nature is underscored by her tightly-structured narratives, in her constant search for that magical film moment. She 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. Hanna Maria has already received more than 40 international awards for her commercials and short films. Her work was featured 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. Often touching on the surreal, her grasp of narrative, coupled with a genuine affinity with actors, has led to films of cinematic style and an individual handwriting. Hanna Maria lives in Berlin. Apart from film she is interested in alternative social structures, yoga, electro beats, snowboarding, photography, environmental change, and the best recipe for pancakes.