Hannah and Theodore met in 2016 working together on the comedy short The Business Meeting, and they’ve been working together ever since.
Writer, director, producer, Hannah founded Dweck Productions in the winter of 2018. Hannah made her first comedy short, The Business Meeting in 2016 and caught the filmmaking bug.
Since then, Hannah co-directed and co-produced her first feature documentary Guest House, alongside Yael Luttwak. She also worked to create a series of campaign videos for the Humane Rescue Alliance, and was a location manager for the feature film, Framing John DeLorean.
With a BA from the University of Rochester in English Literature with a focus on women and film, Hannah developed a passion for films and a desire to develop and produce her own movies that inspire audiences through storytelling, compassion and empathy.
Theodore Schaefer is a New York based filmmaker. He began his career in the independent film world, working as a first assistant director on independent features including How He Fell in Love and Framing John Delorean. His directing work has garnered over 17 million views online and write-ups from Thrillist, The Huffington Post, Glamour, Splitsider and more. His clients include Vice, Samsung, Washington Post Brand Studio, Cisco, MTV, The Humane Rescue Alliance and more.
Along with his writing partner Patrick Lawler, an accomplished poet living in upstate New York, Theodore has received grants and awards from The David Ross Fetzer Foundation for Emerging Artists and the BlueCat Screenplay competition.
Theodore joined Dweck Productions in 2018, associate producing the documentary Guest House, and directing the short film I Fell in Love With the World. Theodore is currently working on his first narrative feature film with Dweck Productions titled Giving Birth to a Butterfly.