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I am a visual storyteller, documentary filmmaker, and communications strategist with 10 years of professional experience specializing in video for print and broadcast news, digital marketing, social media, and higher education. I was born and raised in Colorado, proudly Vietnamese, and happily engaged to my fiancé, McKenzie. I love making visuals and noodles of all kinds.
The projects below are produced, filmed, and edited by Hannah Tran.
Drone footage by CSU MarComm
Rooted in Abundance: 25 Years of Pride
“Rooted in Abundance: 25 Years of Pride” is a short documentary exploring the trajectory of the Pride Resource Center and LGBTQIA+ community at Colorado State University over the past 25 years. A wave of LGBTQIA+ centers opened on college campuses nationwide in the 1990s, coinciding with the AIDS epidemic and the murder of Matthew Shepard in an anti-gay hate crime. Shepard, a student at the University of Wyoming, passed away in a hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado, on October 7th, 1998. The Fort Collins Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Alliance, the Student Organization for Gays, Lesbians, and Bisexuals (SOGLB), and others worked with the Associated Students of Colorado State University (ASCSU) to open GLBT Student Services at CSU, which opened officially on August 1st, 1998. Following the testimonies of the center’s earliest days, the film delves into the reflections of recent CSU alumni, who emphasize the center’s profound impact on helping them succeed and graduate during their time as students.
La Venezuela de mi Corazón: Valentina's Story
This video vignette reveals the harrowing events forcing Valentina's departure out of Venezuela to secure a future of her son, Sebastian. Valentina describes the decision as critical for survival and preservation, which comes with sacrifices: ongoing heartache, fragmentation, and isolation.
Chronicles of a Sassquatch
This piece explores the journey of Meghan Fisher, Denver's "Sassquatch" that embodies a message of dancing with our deepest monsters that we often hide and shame. She uses an unconventional, entertaining, and inspiring approach to inform her community about voice dialogue therapy, a modality of healing that unearths the various selves within the ego and promotes dialogue and loving awareness with our inner critics, shadows, and monsters. Facilitators within voice dialogue help subjects reconnect with their awareness to learn how to use the selves for personal growth and healing.
A Dream Deferred
From childhood into her college years, Mija Peak was a well-known, traditional Korean dancer in her community. She eventually left her home, Seoul, Korea, to pursue love in the United States. Decades later, she reignites her dream of dancing after several surprise encounters, who roped her back in.
A bizarre art car parade took over the streets of Trinidad, Colorado, and several of the embellished entries are made by the hands of offenders. The ArtoCade festival and project has extended its reach beyond the community, remarkably making its way into Trinidad Correctional Facility.
Path to Equality in Colorado Springs
A Gazette short documentary explores the LGBTQ community's path since the passage of Amendment 2 in 1992, then and now. In 1992, Colorado voters passed the contentious legislation that barred local governments across the state from making sexual orientation a protected class under the law — a startling outcome to many that gained Colorado national attention and an unwelcome nickname, the “hate state.” Video by Hannah Tran. Archive video courtesy: Colorado Public TV and KKTV11 News Read the full story: http://bit.ly/2LckPro View our portraits page: www.gazette.com/lgbtq/portraits
Class of 2021 - Colorado State University
First-generation graduates Jadon, Emily and Dylan reflect on the unique challenges they’ve faced alongside their classmates at Colorado State University. These are the insights gained from a historic year for a class that will be remembered for their adaptability and resilience. #CSURamGrad2021 | #CSUClassOf2021
National Pride Month: Drag Queens of Colorado Springs
As part of the Gazette's pride month package, two drag queens in Colorado Springs talk about growing acceptance with drag queen acceptance and performances, including bars and clubs outside of the LGBTQ community. Read the full story: http://bit.ly/2LckPro