SPOTLIGHT ON EMERGING TALENT -- NORTON AVENUE FILMS!!! 


I looove creative folks who defy gravity! Extraordinary folks with extraordinary talent.

And since this site and my passion are all about movies, I am, in my own little way, trying to help these fantastic filmmakers get their voices heard and their art seen.

So now, let me introduce you to Spotlight on Emerging Talent -- in filmmaking, of course! This category aims to showcase filmmakers that truly have something to say -- creatively.

The very first recipient is the wonderful folks at Norton Avenue Films! I discovered them through a good friend of mine, and their short films I've seen are intelligent, focused, and life-affirming! I enjoyed "Sincere" but I'm specifically recommending "Online."

Here's their info taken from their website:

"Norton Avenue Films is a bijou production company established in 2006 by Douglas Spain (you may recognize him from the indie flick "Star Maps") and Sonya Jones and named after the street they both grew up on. Their interest in filmmaking began at younger age when they would shoot home movies on a VHS camcorder that belonged to Spain's mother. Spain pursued his passion for filmmaking as an actor.

After his successful 14-year experience within the entertainment industry, Spain partnered up with Jones to create the company’s unique short film Online. The film brought together such established artists as Ani DiFranco, who contributed her hit song “Little Plastic Castle” for the film, as well as Monique Coleman of High School Musical fame. Online went on to premiere at the Calgary International Film Festival in Canada and later screened at various others including the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival.

Norton Avenue Films' goal is to make diverse, entertaining films with a fresh perspective. Online delivered on these results. The company has continued this tradition with the development of its first feature film Remains, from a script written by Jones to be directed by Spain. Through cinema we can express ourselves as artists, share our vision with the world and evoke thought.

Norton Avenue Films… where cinema lives."

CHECK OUT THEIR WEBSITE!


CHECK OUT THEIR SHORT FILMS!


THEN, CHECK OUT DOUGLAS SPAIN'S YOUTUBE CHANNEL!


EMAIL THEM AND GIVE THEM SUPPORT OKAY? THANKS SOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!



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