Hannah Espia

Hannah Espia

Hannah Espia is a fresh face in the film industry. Her first short film, Ruweda (2012) was first screened for Cinemalaya 2012 where it won the Audience Choice award. Her second work was a feature length film titled Transit (2013) which gained multiple awards across different events such as Cinemalaya 2013, Gawad Urian Awards, Golden Screen Awards, and Star Awards for Movies.

Full Length  / Short Film


Midlife! (2016)

Film type: FULL LENGTH


Jim Paredes
Boboy Garovillo
Ronnie Henares
Joaqui Valdes
Max Eigenmann

Transit (2013)

Film type: FULL LENGTH


A film that explores the intersecting stories of Filipinos in Tel Aviv when the threat of a law deporting the children of migrant workers looms their precarious lives



Irma Adlawan
Ping Medina
Mercedes Cabral
Marc Justine Alvarez
Jasmine Curtis
Yatzuck Azuz
Omer Juran
Hana Raz
Perla Bronstein
Toni Gonzaga
Roy Shamriz


Director | Writer


Cinemalaya Foundation


2015 FEST New Director/ New Films Festival

2014 Golden Screen Awards

2014 Star Awards for Movies 

2013 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival 

2013 Pusan International Film Festival

2013 Tokyo FILMeX

Ruweda (2012)

Film type: SHORT FILM


Three people cross paths at a local town carnival, each with something to gain and to lose. One of them acquires it, the other two pay the price.


Moises Magisa
Juan Miguel Severo
Michael Aquino
Maggie Narzabal
Khen Aldovino
Jane Biton


Director | Writer | Producer


2012 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival | Audience Award (Short Film)

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