Ace Norton

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Ace Norton
Born (1982-05-24) May 24, 1982 (age 35)
Venice, California
Occupation Film & Video Director
Years active 2001-present
Website acenorton.com

Ace Norton (born May 24, 1982 in Venice, Los Angeles, California) is an award-winning filmmaker and artist born and raised in Venice, California. Norton creates visuals on a variety of media platforms including music videos, commercials, fashion films, and movies. Norton also is known for his drawings, sculptures, and frequently commissioned installation work.

Biography[edit]

As a third generation filmmaker, Norton would spend most of his childhood making films. By the end of his high school career, he had written and directed dozens of short films. Ace briefly attended the University of Southern California, School of Cinema, but dropped out.[1]

Ace’s work has been featured in the L.A. Times, The Huffington Post, Nowness, Nylon, Interview, Anthem, Boards, Promo magazine and numerous others. Highsnobiety regarded him as one of the "Best 10 Directors Working Today". He won Best Film and Best Director at the Milan Fashion Film Festival as well of a slew of others at Berlin and La Jolla. He was nominated for "Director of the Year" at the MVPA for his video "Hustler," by Simian Mobile Disco. This also won "Video of the Year" at the ViMus Music Video Awards and is listed as one of the "Top 100 Music Videos of All Time" by NME. His work for Death Cab for Cutie was nominated for a Grammy. His films and videos have also been shown at the Los Angeles Film Festival, SXSW, and festivals in Berlin, Venice, Japan, and England. Ace has served as the president of the jury at the Off Film Festival in Venice, Italy and was a keynote speaker at both LAMVF and in Berlin. Norton also directed a PSA for the 2008 Barack Obama campaign with close friend, actor Emile Hirsch.

Norton is developing several feature film projects, represented by Creative Artist Agency.

Videography[edit]

Music videos[edit]

Commercials[edit]

*mercedes (2015)
*dell (2015)
*mercedes (2015)
*kalenji (2016)

Fashion films[edit]

  • "synchronicity" 2016 garriet leight
  • Happy Socks feat Snoop Dogg (2014)
  • Rhie 2014 "The Purgatory of Monotony" (2014)
  • Jenni Kayne -(2013)
  • Rhie' - "The Bad Boy" (2013)
  • Mercedes- The spot/ The kid (2014)
  • Rhie' - "The New sovereignty " (2015)
  • Insight - "since last time " (2016)
  • Mercedes- midnight in Stuttgart (2016)
  • GLCO - "synchronicity" (2016)

Short films[edit]

  • "synchronicity" 2016
  • 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) [2]
  • Rhie 2014 "The Purgatory of Monotony" (2014)
  • Jenni Kayne -(2013)
  • Rhie' - "The Bad Boy" (2013)
  • Mercedes- The spot/ The kid (2014)
  • Rhie' - "The New sovereignty " (2015)
  • Insight - "since last time " (2016)
  • Mercedes- midnight in Stuttgart (2016)
  • GLCO - "synchronicity" (2016)

Awards[edit]

AWARDS

  • Best Film- "synchronicity"- 2016 cffa awards, cinemoi
  • Best creative concept-2016 Australian Fashion Film Festival- "synchronicity"
  • Best Fashion Advert- 2015 Australian Fashion Film Festival- "The New Sovereignty"
  • Best Film, Best Director, Best Production Design- Milan Fashion Film Festival- "The Purgatory of Monotony"
  • Best Creative Concept, Best Actress- International Fashion Film Awards- "The Purgatory of Monotony"
  • Gold- Best Fashion. Gold- Best Production Design. Silver- Best Actress. Silver- Best Editing. Bronze- Best Idea- Berlin Fashion Film Festival- "The Purgatory of Monotony"
  • Best Fashion- 2015 Berlin Fashion Film Festival & International Fashion Film Festival- "The New Sovereignty"
  • Vimus Music Video Awards Winner- Video of the Year- Simian Mobile Disco "Hustler"
  • 2008 MVPA nomination- "Director of the Year"
  • NME "100 Greatest Music Videos of All Time"- Simian Mobile Disco "Hustler"
  • AICP Award Winner- Honda Hybrid "Ecosystems"
  • Videostatic’s "25 Best Videos of the Year"- Foster the People "Call it What you Want"
  • LA Film Festival Winner- "Cherry Coke Rage"
  • GRAMMY nomination- "Best Music Video, Long Form"-"Directions"
  • Teddybears "Cobrastyle"- Videostatic’s #3 video of the yearafds
  • Pitchfork’s "Top 40 Videos of the Year"- The Mountain Goats "Sax Rhomer #1″
  • Pitchfork’s "Top 40 Videos of the Year"- She and Him "Why do you let me stay here"
  • NME "Top 50 Videos of the Year"- Darwin Deez "Radar Detector"
  • NME "Top 50 Videos of the Year"- Sebastien Tellier "Divine"
  • Paste Magazine’s "Best 25 Videos of the Year"- Norah Jones "Sinkin’ Soon"
  • Paste Magazine’s "Best 25 Videos of the Year"- She and Him "Why Do You Let Me Stay Here"
  • MVPA nomination- "Best Animated Video"- Death Cab for Cutie "Someday You Will be Loved"
  • MVPA nomination- "Best Direction of a Female Artist"- Norah Jones "Thinking About You"
  • MVPA nomination- "Best Electronic Video"- Simian Mobile Disco "Hustler
  • MVPA nomination- "Best Art Direction"- Norah Jones "Thinking about you"
  • Antville Video Awards nomination- "Best Art Direction"- Scissor Sisters "Any Which Way"
  • Video of the Year - Vimus Video Awards 2008 - Simian Mobile Disco 'Hustler'[3]
  • Nomination: Director of the Year MVPA 2008 [3]
  • NME "100 Greatest Music Videos of All Time"- Simian Mobile Disco 'Hustler'[4]
  • AICP Award Winner- Honda Hybrid "Ecosystems"
  • GRAMMY nomination- "Best Music Video, Long Form"-"Directions"[5]

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