Hannah Fidell is an American film director, producer and screenwriter, known for her work on A Teacher and 6 Years. Fidell wrote, directed, produced and acted in the 2010 film We’re Glad You’re Here followed by shorts, The Gathering Squall (2011) and Man & Gun (2011).
A Teacher debuted at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and was adapted for television by HBO the following year. In June 2014, Fidell wrote and directed 6 Years, starring Taissa Farmiga and Ben Rosenfield. She is now in the development stages on her third full-length feature film.
An FF2 Media review of A Teacher from September 7, 2013:
More of a narrative short than a full feature, but for all that, Hannah Fidell’s film is intense & gripping throughout. High school teacher “Diana” (Lindsay Burdge) falls in love with “Eric” (Will Brittain) who is one of her students. Eric is attentive & solicitous but when Diana grows cautious & pulls back from their relationship, Eric moves on & Diana freaks out.
Would backstory have made this film better? The film’s strength is “capturing the moment,” therefore more [story] would likely have meant less [intensity]. Lindsay Burdge is a compelling presence. She is in every scene & it is terrifying to watch her unravel.
Read review: https://ff2media.azurewebsites.net/thehotpinkpen/2013/09/07/a-teacher/
Read more about Hannah Fidell: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hannah_Fidell
Top Photo: Lindsay Burdge as “Diana Watts.”
Photo Credits: Sundance Film Festival