May 24, 1982 |
Norton grew up in Venice, and is the son of writer/director Bill Norton Junior and grandson of motion picture screenwriter William Norton Senior.
Norton spent most of high school shooting short films. One of which, "Cherry Coke Rage", won the highest award at the Los Angeles Film Festival. By the end of his high school career Norton had produced over 200 short films. Following graduation Norton attended the University of Southern California (USC) School of Cinema.
At USC Norton began to direct music videos for local Los Angeles bands. While in college Norton and friends (Toben Seymour, Hiro Murai, Charles Spano, Asiel Norton) created Commondeer Films. Using Norton's bedroom as office space, they would spend weekends emailing bands and animating low budget music videos. Commondeer produced over 40 music videos. After building his name in the Los Angeles art & music scenes, Norton's work caught the attention of Partizan founder Georges Bermann.
In 2007, Norton signed to Partizan. Norton has been featured in Res, Promo, Boards, Wonderland, and Shots magazine.
Norton's body of work includes music videos for groups such as Foster The People, The Fray, Jennifer Lopez, Scissor Sisters, Aesop Rock, The Virgins, Sebastien Tellier, Death Cab for Cutie, Norah Jones, Steve Aoki, Regina Spektor, Bloc Party and Simian Mobile Disco, as well as promotional campaigns for Honda Element, and McDonalds.
- Coke Zero Commercial (2010)
- Set of Gap Commercial's (2009)
- Orbit Gum Commercial (2009)
- Yoplait "GoGurt Yogurt In A Tube" (2009)
- Vans "Dogtown"
- McDonald's "Flip Flop" (2005)
- Honda Civic Hybrid "Ecosystems" (2005)
- Coca Cola "Minis" (2006)
- Coca Cola "Summer" (2006)
- Honda Civic "Choices" (2006)
- Ray Ban Sunglasses "Chop" (2007)
- Champion "farm" (2007)
- Champion "city"(2007)
- Champion "mermaid" (2007)
- Alice (2008)
- Honda Element, (2008)
- Powertape (2008) (6 commercials)
- Funny or Die "9 Lives" episode (2010)
- Dewana's Bridal - starring Jaime King and Kick Gurry (2009)
- Electronic Beats - "Soundscapes" (2008)
- Powertape Short - "Oblivions Corner"-Starring Charles Spano (2009)
- Wake up Call - starring Emile Hirsch (2008)
- God Bless Bloc Party (Documentary) (2005) 
- Video of the Year - Vimus Video Awards 2008 - Simian Mobile Disco 'Hustler'
- Nomination: Director of the Year MVPA 2008