Hide Your Smiling Faces
North American Premiere

Hide Your Smiling Faces

World Narrative Competition
Drama, Relationships
During hot summer days in contemporary rural America, brothers Tommy and Eric pass carefree hours amongst their respective clans of buddies, tromping through the hilly woods around their home, swimming in the murky lake, holding wrestling competitions in the grassy fields, all while hoping to stumble upon something that might capture their wandering attention. Suddenly, an unexplained accident forces death into their young lives, leaving them confounded with devastation, confusion and anger.

In a stunning feature film debut by Daniel Patrick Carbone, Tommy and Eric quietly stumble through their summer dealing with a fundamental certainty in life, struggling to process death in vastly individual ways. Utilizing delicate storytelling and breathtaking photography, Carbone dives into the very nature of boys and, most poignantly, the relationship between brothers. He elegantly illustrates how both violence and support play pivotal roles in how they coexist. With incredibly sensitive performances by young leads Ryan Jones and Nathan Varnson, Hide Your Smiling Faces is filled with moments that remind us all of the heartbreaking realities that come with adolescence and how, in the blink of an eye, everything can change.

—Liza Domnitz

Cast & Credits
Directed by
Daniel Patrick Carbone
DANIEL PATRICK CARBONE is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. In 2008, he received the Warner Bros. Film Award for his short Feral, which went on to screen at multiple international film festivals. He is currently at work on the feature documentary Phantom Cowboys. He lives in Brooklyn.
Daniel Patrick Carbone
Daniel Patrick Carbone
Matthew Petock, Zachary Shedd, Daniel Patrick Carbone, Jordan Bailey-Hoover
Daniel Patrick Carbone
Nick Bentgen
Production Designer
Charlotte Royer
Robert Donne
Sound Design
Chris Foster
Ryan Jones, Nathan Varnson, Colm O'Leary, Thomas Cruz, Christina Starbuck, Chris Kies

Print Source
Daniel Patrick Carbone
Flies Collective
Putnam Valley, NY 10579
Phone: 201 317 2448
US Sales Contact
George Rush
San Francisco, 94104
Phone: 415 393 8005
Press Contact
John Murphy
Murphy PR
New York, 10011
Phone: 212 414 0408
International Sales Contact
Loic Magneron
Wide Management
Paris, 75002
Phone: +33 1 53 95 04 64
Press Contact
John Murphy
Murphy PR
New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212 414 0408


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