There’s a guiding philosophy that’s successfully steered much of Hannah Lehmann’s career so far: When people are spending so much time on their phones and social media anyway, why not give them interesting content to watch via their apps?
Lehmann’s short-form work has garnered millions of views, with the Sydney filmmaker first grabbing industry attention after she distributed her 13 x one minute drama series The Out There via Instagram back in 2016. That led to her getting signed with Gersh Agency and Pathfinder in the Us and a Snapchat Original commission in Two Sides, premiering last year. Screen Australia also recently sent Lehmann to La as part of its Talent USA delegation, recognising her as an up-and-coming talent.
Two Sides, which she created, wrote and directed follows a teenage couple navigating a modern-day breakup in a split-screen format, showing both characters’ point of view of the breakup simultaneously.