A native of Toronto, Canada, Terri Hanauer graduated with an honors degree in Theater Arts from York University. She has worked in Canada and the United States as an actress in film (HAVOC, THE RAPTURE, COMMUNION), television (roles in shows ranging from Without a Trace to Seinfeld, NYPD Blue and Showtime’s comedy cult hit Beggars and Choosers, where she recurred for two seasons as Dr. Lillian Wackenhut, the sperm-appropriating endocrinologist), commercials (appearing in the Emmy-nominated ‘Sprint – wedding in Hollywood’ commercial), and theatre (appearing at the Mark Taper Forum and the Arena Stage).
Hanauer is also a professional photographer specializing in natural light photography.
Hanauer’s background as an actress and photographer led her to directing. She directed a short film entitled A DAY IN THE LIFE, which screened at various film festivals. She was accepted into the prestigious and highly competitive AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women, where she adapted and directed RECYCLING FLO. It was chosen by AFI to represent it at the Cannes Film Festival – International Short Film Corner. Along with being ‘official selection’ in over 25 film festivals, RECYCLING FLO has won two BEST SHORT FILM/JURY PRIZES at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival and the Farmington Comedy Film Festival.
Hanauer co-directed 13 half hour episodes of Zane’s Chronicles for HBO/Afterdark. She directed the play La Ronde de Lunch, for the Katselas Theatre Company, which was ‘Ovation Recommended’ and received 6 LA STAGE SCENE AWARDS including BEST DIRECTION. She directed Mutant Olive at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, NY Solo Festival and Whitefire Theatre Solo Festival, where it won First Prize. Most recently, at LA’s Odyssey Theatre, she directed the world premieres of Mutually Assured Destruction, The Assassination of Leon Trotsky: A Comedy and Donald Margulies’ Collected Stories, which was invited to the world-renown Edinburgh Fringe Festival August ’13.
Hanauer’s first feature film, SWEET TALK, starring Natalie Zea (The Following, Justified, Californication) premiered at the Cinequest Film Festival in March, 2013. It also screened at the Vail and Boston International Film Festivals.
The North American distribution company is Gravitas Ventures. The foreign sales agent is Titan Entertainment Films.
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