Codirector of Close to Home, Dalia Hager studied directing and screenwriting at Tel Aviv University's School of Cinema and Television. She has written and directed several short films, including The Landlady, Pink Letters, and the documentary Devora Bertonov. Her feature directorial debut was One Summer with Erika, which was her final project for her B.F.A. degree. Close to Home is Hager's second feature film. She also works as a screenwriter, journalist, and lecturer.
Vidi Bilu studied photography at Hadassah College in Jerusalem before working as a photographer for television networks. In 1989, she graduated from Beit Zvi, where she studied cinematic arts with a major in directing. Over the years, Bilu has directed numerous commercials as well as three documentaries. She worked as an editor of two documentaries between 2002 and 2004. Bilu has also written scripts and directed shows for television.