Draw Me Close

National Theatre & National Film Board of Canada


Written and directed by Jordan Tannahill, and co-created by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and the National Theatre of Great Britain (NT), Draw Me Close blurs the worlds of live performance, virtual reality and animation to create a vivid memoir about the relationship between a mother and her son in the wake of her terminal cancer diagnosis. Weaving theatrical storytelling with cutting-edge technology, the project takes a deceptively simple and humanistic approach to the immersive medium: it allows the audience member to experience life as Jordan inside a live, animated world.

The performance used a live motion captured actor in combination with physical set elements, virtual reality visuals and spatialised audio to tell an emotional and powerful story.  Draw Me Close toured to Tribeca and Venice film festivals to critical acclaim.

Through dialogue with Jordan Tannahill I developed the hand drawn environments in Tilt Brush, whilst also contributing to UX and design.

Produced at All Seeing Eye.