|Directed by||Jonathan Segal|
|Produced by||Jonathan Segal, Kim Blackburn, Dan Keston, Rich Cowan|
|Written by||Talton Wingate|
|Music by||Andrew Bird|
|Edited by||Robert Hoffman|
|Distributed by||North by Northwest Entertainment|
|Running time||97 minutes|
Norman is a 2011 drama film directed by Jonathan Segal. It stars Dan Byrd, Emily VanCamp, Adam Goldberg, and Richard Jenkins. The film features an original score and songs by multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird. Norman began its theatrical release at various U.S. locations on October 21, 2011.
Director and producer Jonathan Segal’s award-winning film Norman received its theatrical release October 21, 2011 in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Seattle and Spokane. The film was chosen by AMC Theaters to participate in the AMC independent™ program, which celebrates new and diverse on-screen storytelling. The film stars Dan Byrd (“Cougar Town,” "Easy A"), Emily VanCamp (ABC’s “Revenge,” “Brothers and Sisters”), Academy Award®-nominee Richard Jenkins ("The Visitor", "Step Brothers") and Adam Goldberg ("Dazed and Confused," "Saving Private Ryan") and has received numerous awards on the festival circuit including the Silver Hugo New Directors Competition at the Chicago International Film Festival.
Norman tells the story of Norman Long (Byrd), a self-aware and darkly funny teen who is trying to handle his daily high school existence. An unexpected set of life-changing circumstances turns his world upside down and then ultimately right side up as he meets the magnetic Emily (VanCamp). With love, humility and a heavy dose of truth, he emerges to face challenges not meant for a boy his age.
Norman’s soundtrack, on Mom + Pop Records, features Andrew Bird’s first-ever original instrumental film score. It also includes new and previously released songs by Bird along with Wolf Parade, Chad VanGaalen and The Blow with Richard Swift.
- Dan Byrd as Norman Long
- Emily VanCamp as Emily Harris
- Richard Jenkins as Doug Long
- Adam Goldberg as Mr. Angelo
- Billy Lush as James
- Camille Mana as Helen Black
- Jesse Head as Bradley
- John Aylward as Robert Bessent
- Sewell Whitney as Dr. Malloy
The film's soundtrack features, in majority, songs composed and performed by multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird. Included in the soundtrack are three songs performed by other notable acts: The Blow with Richard Swift (singer-songwriter), Chad VanGaalen, and Wolf Parade. Pitchfork Media reviewed the album most favorably as a piece detached from the film. The soundtrack was released by Mom + Pop Music on October 11, 2011.
- Official website
- Theatrical Trailer
- Norman at the Internet Movie Database
- Interview with the film's music supervisor, HitQuarters Jan 2012
- http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/15943-norman-ost/ Album Review: Norman OST — Various Artists. Pitchfork Media.
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