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     NORMAN
U.S.A., 2009, 97 mins, Color (Adult Content, Language)

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Director: Johnathan Segal
Writer: Talton Wingate
Producers: Dan Keston, Johnathan Segal, Rich Cowan
Cinematographer: Darren Genet
Editor: Robert Hoffman
Composer: Andrew Bird
Cast: Adam Goldberg, Dan Byrd, Emily Vancamp, Richard Jenkins

Norman Long is a high school loner, a self-aware and darkly funny teen who’s just trying to handle his daily existence. In the wake of his mother’s sudden death, Norman must now also deal with the reality that his father is starting to lose his battle with stomach cancer.

Norman, depressed and angry, unintentionally gets caught in a lie that he, in fact, has stomach cancer. Soon his complete distortion of the facts spirals out of control. Part coping mechanism, partially as a way to feel closer to his father, and to a certain degree to prepare others for his possible suicide, Norman begins to imitate his father’s debilitating physical symptoms, dramatically affecting his life and the world around him.

Emily, a magnetic girl with one of those rare enchanting smiles, gets caught up in Norman’s lie and struggles with her deep rooted romantic feelings in the face of Norman’s “impending” death. Ultimately, Norman must confront a burning set of conflicting emotions as he struggles to define his relationship with his father, his love for Emily, and ultimately who he will be as a young man.

Johnathan Segal
Segal graduated in 1993 from the University of Pennsylvania. Upon graduation, Segal was invited to take part in a comprehensive internship program at Paramount Pictures where he was given the unique opportunity to work in all departments of physical production, shadowing key studio directors on "Frasier", "Wings”, "Star Trek Deep Space Nine," and "Star Trek Voyager". After his time at Paramount, Segal directed the 20-minute short film “Ripple”, starring Anthony Michael Hall, Marcia Cross, David Hyde Pierce, and Colm Meaney. “Ripple” premiered at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival and went on to show at over twenty film festivals around the world.  Prior to directing “Norman”, Segal made his feature directorial debut with “The Last Run”, starring the twice Academy Award nominated Amy Adams and Fred Savage.  The film was released in June 2007 through New Line Cinema. 
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          THE ORANGE
U.S.A., 2009, 2 mins, Animated

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Director: Nick Fox-Gieg
Cast: Nick Fox-Gieg
Producer: Nick Fox-Gieg
Screenwriter: Benjamin Rosenbaum
Cinematography: Nick Fox-Gieg
Editor: Nick Fox-Gieg
Production Company: Nick Fox-Gieg Animation

www.fox-gieg.com


JURY PRIZE, BEST ANIMATED SHORT, SXSW

Suddenly, a humble citrus fruit is granted absolute power over the universe. From a story by Benjamin Rosenbaum.

 
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