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Draw Me Close

Written and directed by Jordan Tannahill.
A co-production between the National Film Board of Canada and the National Theatre of Great Britain, in association with the National Arts Centre.

2019
Virtual Reality Performance

Selections and Awards

  • Official Selection - Venice Virtual RealityVenice International Film Festival 2017

  • Official Selection - StoryscapesTribeca Film Festival 2017

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Creator 's Statement


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Team


Jordan Tannahill
Creator


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Teva Harrison
Illustrator


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Ollie Lindsey
Creative Director


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David Oppenheim
Producer


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Toby Coffey
Executive Producer


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Anita Lee
Executive Producer


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Credits

Presented by Soulpepper and the National Film Board of Canada

A National Film Board of Canada and National Theatre of Great Britain original co-production, in association with the National Arts Centre with the R&D participation of SIRT

STARRING
Caroline Gillis
Maggie Huculak
The role of the mother was devised with Tamzin Griffin

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY
Jordan Tannahill

PRODUCERS
David Oppenheim

Johanna Nicholls

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Anita Lee

Toby Coffey

SET DESIGN
Andy Berry
Tom Paris

SOUND DESIGN
Gareth Fry

ILLUSTRATIONS
Teva Harrison

ADDITIONAL ILLUSTRATIONS
Olie Kay

SENIOR DEVELOPER, MOCAP
Lukasz Ruminsky

CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY
All Seeing Eye

MOTION CAPTURE CONSULTANT
Aylwin Lo

RIGGING
Chris Nelder

PROJECT MANAGER
Olivia Amu

PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR
Marcus Matyas

PRODUCTION COORDINATORS
Jessica Jennings
Jennifer Bertling

TECHNICAL COORDINATOR
Kevin Riley

TECHNICAL ASSISTANT
Q’mal Labad Workman

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Wladyslaw Bronowicki
Mike Darmitz

Spencer Idenouye

STAGE MANAGER
Robert Harding

APPRENTICE STAGE MANAGER
Angela Mae Bago

VR AND MOCAP TECH:
Christina Borins

 

FOR THE NFB

MANAGER, STUDIO OPERATIONS:
Mark Wilson

STUDIO ADMINISTRATOR
Andrew Martin-Smith

LEGAL COUNSEL
Peter Kallianiotis

TOURING CONSULTANT
Colin Rivers

 

FOR THE NATIONAL THEATRE

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Rufus Norris

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Lisa Burger

SENIOR MARKETING MANAGER
Aurora Lewis

PRESS OFFICE
Kathy Marsh
Ruth Green

COMPANY ADMINISTRATION MANAGER
Mary Carter

LITERARY CONTRACTS MANAGER
Claire Sclater

SOLICITOR
Christine Murray

GENERAL COUNSEL
Rebecca Thompson

HEAD OF PRODUCTION
Paul Handley

SOUND AND VIDEO RESOURCES TECHNICIAN
Elena Chrysopoulou
Clark Henry-Brown 

PRODUCTION COORDINATORS
Benjamin Smith

 

FOR SOULPEPPER 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Emma Stenning

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Weyni Mengesha

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Jonathan Heppner

PRODUCER
Mimi Warshaw

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
Peter Crighton

MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
Milusha Copas

ASSOCIATE PRODUCTION MANAGER
Meg Woods

ASSOCIATE TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Corey MacVicar

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Rhett Costin

HEAD CARPENTER
Andy Derives

HEAD OF PROPS
Lisa Nighswander

HEAD OF SCENIC
Paul Boddum

WARDROBE SUPPORT
Alessia Urbani

SENIOR MANAGER OF PATRON AND OPERATIONS SERVICES
Karen Turner

PATRON SERVICES MANAGER
Alan O’Meara

 



Press Relations

  • About the NFB

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  • About the National Theatre

    The National Theatre makes world-class theatre that is entertaining, challenging and inspiring, and they make it for everyone. The work the NT produces appeals to the widest possible audiences with new plays, musicals, re-imagined classics and new work for young audiences. The NT’s work is seen in the West End, on tour throughout the UK and internationally, and in collaborations and co-productions with partners across the country. Through NT Live, they broadcast some of the best of British theatre to over 2,500 venues in 65 countries around the world. The NT’s Immersive Storytelling Studio examines how virtual reality, mixed reality and other emerging technologies can widen and enhance the NT’s remit to be a pioneer of dramatic storytelling and to enable an audience to stand in the shoes of another. Accenture is the National Theatre’s ‘Partner for Innovation’ and supporter of the Immersive Storytelling Studio. They are providing both financial and in-kind support to enable digital innovation and will use their digital strategy and delivery expertise to help the Studio create unique, immersive theatrical experiences. nationaltheatre.org.uk

  • About Soulpepper Theatre

    Located in its multi-venue home, the Young Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto’s Distillery Historic District, Soulpepper is Canada’s leading artist-driven theatre company. We believe that vital stories can connect us all and that they can motivate us toward social change. Soulpepper traditionally produces a year-round season of over 500 events, and plays a civic role in our community through free education programs, Community Conversations, artist training, and environmental sustainability initiatives. Soulpepper strives to ensure theatre is accessible to all by offering ASL interpretation, Relaxed Performances, as well as free tickets to frontline workers and those under 25 years old. During COVID, Soulpepper has adapted to digital platforms, offering over 50 hours of free shareable content, including play readings, workshops, interviews, and concerts. To learn more about Soulpepper, visit soulpepper.ca.