Hana Al Omair
Saudi Arabia
Hana directed and co-wrote Saudi Arabia's first Netflix original series, WHISPERS, an eight-episode story about businessman who dies in an accident, leaving his family to piece together his mysterious past. This eight-episode story was a novelty in a region more accustomed to the 30-part Ramadan series format. After her 2019 short film SWAN SONG won the Golden Palm Tree Award for best actor at the Saudi Film Festival, Hana also received a $500,000 production grant the following year from the Red Sea International Film Lodge for her Saudi feature project SHARSHAF.