A graduate of New York University's Graduate Film Program, Hannah Weyer's Master's thesis film, The Salesman and Other Adventures, earned awards at the Sundance, Locarno, Clermont-Ferrand and Tokyo film festivals. It was also broadcast in Europe and on PBS in the U.S. Her first feature, Arresting Gena, was produced by Good Machine and screened at the Sundance and Berlin film festivals. She is a recipient of the 1994 Princess Grace Award and the 1995 IFP/East Independent Film Channel Award.
As an undergraduate at the University of Washington, Weyer studied and traveled widely in Peru, Ecuador and Mexico. She worked as a volunteer for the non-profit Amigos de las Americas, dispensing vaccinations to mothers and children in rural Paraguay. She is currently in production on La Boda's "sister story" entitled La Escuela (POV 2002).