Born in Vancouver and raised in Toronto, Hannah Warry-Smith attended an arts high school where her passion for photography and writing flourished. She moved to London, England at age 18 to attend Central Saint Martins, part of the University of the Arts London, before transferring to OCAD U where she is currently finishing her Honours BA in Visual and Critical Studies.
She is a member of the Director's Guild of Canada and has worked on several TV shows in Toronto, in the art department and beyond. In 2018, Hannah wrote and directed a short film that was crowdfunded using Indiegogo, and went on to be selected in 4 film festivals across North America, winning an Honourable Mention at the Canada Shorts Film Festival in 2019 and 6 nominations at the Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema in 2020, including Best Screenplay, Best Director, and Best International Short.
For Hannah, storytelling is incredibly personal and powerful. Creating narrative work that takes a running jump into the depths of what it means to heal from trauma, form relationships, and step out on your own, she strives to tell stories that are intimate and intricate while connecting with people on a deeper level.