Close Your Eyes

Close Your Eyes follows Jim and Mae - two young women in the early 1970s - as they navigate their friendship, move through life, and discover what truly matters most to them.

  • Hannah Warry-Smith
  • Hannah Warry-Smith
  • Nina Rose Taylor
    Key Cast
  • Julia Pappo
    Key Cast
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    13 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    7,500 USD
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Director Biography - Hannah Warry-Smith

Hannah Warry-Smith is a 22 year old writer and artist. Born in Vancouver and raised in Toronto in a family of creative professionals, Hannah has been writing and creating for as long as she can remember. She attended the Central Saint Martins School in London, UK for a year, and is currently enrolled in OCAD University in Toronto. She is currently working on a number of other projects, including her first feature-length script.

She enjoys telling stories that not only come from her specific life experiences, but also resonate with a wider audience - honest stories that put women at the centre, and about those moments in life that make our hearts sing.

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Director Statement

My vision for this short film came out of wanting to see real female friendships and relationships depicted on screen, and wanting to make something I believed in deeply, with people I believe in. The female friendships I have been privileged enough to experience are filled with love, and full of support and humour and kindness and depth; they are not shallow relationships that rely on cattiness or interest in a man, as they are so often depicted. I wanted to show what I know, and I am so proud of what we accomplished with Close Your Eyes. With a small, volunteer crew that was almost entirely women, including an all-female cast and post-production team, the Close Your Eyes set was such an open and honest environment, and I am so proud of the work that everyone put into this project.