A head and shoulders photo of Hannah Palumbo

My name is Hannah Palumbo and I graduated from Film and Television Production in 2014.

What did you do after graduating?

After graduating I worked in China for a company making government tourism spots before deciding to go into music videos with my co-directing partner Linden.

What do you do now?

I now work full-time as a music video director. Me and my co-director work with a production company who get sent briefs from music labels which we then write treatments for and try to win. It's a really awesome and demanding job which takes you all over the world. This year we’ve shot in Vietnam, China, and Ukraine as well as up and down the UK.

A photograph of Hannah and her crew working with a Crane Camera
In doing your degree what has helped you in your professional life?

Studying film and TV was extremely rewarding. It exposed me to films which have massively informed my style as a director. Most of all though, this degree introduced me to people who I have gone on to develop strong creative working relationships with in my professional life.

Why did you choose the University of York?

The Film and TV production course was by far the most appealing one that I visited on any open day. I knew I didn't want to spend three years studying in London so was delighted to find the not only was York better resourced but the people were much more passionate about what they were teaching.

Don’t be closed minded about what you want to do in the industry after your degree. The course exposes you to a lot of different jobs like sound design, vision mixing, producing, art directing so there’s a lot of choice.

What would you say to someone thinking about studying at the Department of Theatre, Film and Television?

Don’t be closed minded about what you want to do in the industry after your degree. The course exposes you to a lot of different jobs like sound design, vision mixing, producing, art directing so there’s a lot of choice.

What was the highlight of your time at University?

Meeting my co-director here. Having the chance to creatively work with other people is an experience that cannot be overrated.