Guess where I am on Halloween this year? Filming my feature doc, “Untitled Mass Shooting Project”… Here’s a still from it. Did you say “spooky”?
So happy my friend Elzo Durt made the poster!
I wrote a script and directed re-enactments for a feature-length documentary project for Refinery29. It follows a survivor of sexual trauma and her incredible journey on the path to recovering her sense of self. It’s been one of these projects that inspired me well beyond the set and deeply impacted my world view. Meeting someone who’s basically a real-life superhero, and getting to visit her life story together, was truly incredible. This project, made possible by a team of fantastic collaborators, is very dear to my heart and I can’t wait to share it with you all. More soon!
I'm headed to Contis (Southern France) this month, alongside three other filmmakers – lucky to be selected to take part in a special Writers Residency program by the sea.
A Dog In My Cell, co-directed with Jason B. Kohl, is among the projects supported by the French Writers Guild Development Fund this year.
Un Chien dans ma Cellule fait partie des projets soutenus par la Bourse Brouillon d'un Rêve Audiovisuel 2016.
I’m so lucky to be spending three weeks at the Chalet Mauriac, tucked in a pine forest in the South of France. I’m here together with other selected screenwriters and of course: yes we’re cooking dinner at night and drinking wine like French folks do. But during the day, I’m hard at work on my script for my feature-length documentary project, and prepping the preliminary shoot for it, which will take me to Ohio, Georgia and Florida.
A Dog In My Cell is now supported by the San Francisco Film Society Project Development & Sponsorship Program.
This January I worked on the behind the scenes of a top secret shoot... more soon!
This July, I started working on A Dog In My Cell, a feature-length documentary project, together with my co-directing partner Jason B. Kohl.
A Dog In My Cell tells the story of a trio of convicted murderers, who struggle to transform an unruly puppy into a disciplined seeing-eye dog over the course of a year. In the process, they chart a path to an uncertain redemption...
I'm spending the month of September at Soaring Gardens. This remote artists' residency notably consists of a Church reconverted into artists studios, tucked between working farms. While here, I'm busy editing two new documentary projects – and playing badminton with the goats.
Future Shorts curates True Wheel for PEN Outwrite platform.Read More
I'm honored to be funded by two different French boards the CNC (French Film Institute) and the Region Aquitaine to write and conduct field research for my next transmedia project.
Sélectionnée ce printemps par le CNC et par la Région Aquitaine, en Aide à l'Écriture pour mon nouveau projet transmédia.
Let the fun begin!
As part of the BFI Flare Festival, my short "True Wheel" got picked for the #FiveFilms4Freedom initiative.
Together with four other films, "True Wheel" was made available online by the British Film Institute, for free, for people all around the world to see through the BFI Player. The British Council promoted the films to millions of people through its global network including in countries where these images are difficult or almost impossible to access.
Thanks to this amazing initiative, "True Wheel" got mentioned in The Guardian (online and on paper!)
Watch my interview here.
Le film "1 Hectare à Détroit" sera projeté dans le cadre de la section "Turbulences" au Festival Films de Femmes de Créteil. Nora participera également à une série de tables de rondes dans le cadre du festival.Read More
"Réseau 48217" fait partie des 24 films retenus par la commission de sélection des films du RADi.Read More
Normalement, je ne parle que de web fictions sur ce blog. Mais je veux vous recommander la série de documentaires de Nora Mandray, DIY Manifesto.Read More