ERIC NORCROSS

b. 1981, Portland, Maine, USA

ACTIVE TIMELINE

 

1998 - Present

Currently operating out of New York City.

EDUCATION

  • MFA, Creative Writing (Fiction), Sarah Lawrence College.

  • BA, Cultural Studies, SUNY Empire State College.

  • Certification, Film Foundation, Vancouver Film School.

  • Diploma with Excellence, Video Technology & Multi-Media.

    • Portland Arts & Technology High School.

  • Diploma, Graphic Arts & Printing.

    • Portland Arts & Technology High School.

  • Diploma, Portland High School.

RESIDENCIES

 

Creativity Across Disciplines (2015)

                               Writing & Art Residency, Peekskill, NY

AWARDS

 

Best Avant-Garde, Tabloid Witch Awards (2014)

                               General Contest

Best Trailer, Philip K. Dick Sci-Fi Film Festival (2015)

                               Trailer Contest

New York Spotlight Award, Manhattan Film Festival (2012)

                               General Contest

FILM FESTIVALS & EXHIBITION EVENTS

London International Motion Picture Awards (2019)

                              Finalist

Experimental Forum (2018)

                              Honorable Mention

Novella Showcase (2015)

                              Official Selection

Novella Showcase (2015)

                              Official Selection

Philip K. Dick Science-Fiction Film Festival (2015)

                              Award: Best Trailer

Tabloid Witch Awards (2014)

                              Award: Best Avant-Garde

Phnom Penh Film Festival (2014)

                              Official Selection

Petaluma Virtual Film Festival (2014)

                              Official Selection

Big Island Film Festival (2013)

                              Official Selection

Philip K. Dick Science-Fiction Film Festival (2012)

                              Official Selection

Manhattan Film Festival (2012)

                               Award: New York Spotlight

Nashville Film Festival (2012)

                               Finalist

Film Skillet International Film Contest (2012)

                               Finalist: Users Choice Award

IndieDemand Online Film Festival (2012)

                               Official Selection

NewFilmmakers New York (2011) (2012)

                               Official Selection

Tribeca Grand After-Set Series (2011)

                               Official Selection

B.V.E.W. Halloween Program (2010)

                                Official Selection

Swansea Bay Film Festival (2005) (2006)

                               Official Selection

Maine Student Film & Video Festival (1999))

                              Participating Student

MEDIUMS

 

Motion Pictures (Film, Digital, Analog Video).

Writing (Screenplays, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Verse).

Photography (Film & Digital)

Mixed-Media (acrylics, canvas, watercolor, found objects).

NARRATIVE TIMELINE

Eric Norcross is an award-winning filmmaker and published author. He started making films in 1998 as a student at the Portland Arts & Technology High School in Portland, Maine, where he won his first awards for his experimental work. He made his first narrative film, Sixteen Stories his senior year, with a cast of over twenty, including local celebrities.

Norcross attended the Vancouver Film School from 2000-2001 and returned to Maine upon completion of the Film Foundation program. In 2002, Norcross directed the short action film, Hero For a Day, and a variety of experimental shorts. These projects would propel him to the New York City indie film scene. In 2003, Norcross relocated to New York where he immersed himself into a life as a creator.

 

In 2005, Eric co-directed The Long Island Project, an out-of-porcket indie feature. The trailer for the film became a 'featured video of the week' on YouTube, back when it was still an independent start-up. Users commented on the video with mainly positive reviews, but a few insisted: 'Work that looked so professional shouldn't be allowed on YouTube.' Although the film never made it to theaters, as a result of the popularity of the trailer, the film was invited to screen at film festivals in the UK and Canada. 

From 2008-2014, Eric operated a creative production company, Norcross Media (NM), that produced commercial film and video independently and for a variety of clients. His work through NM  included music videos, commercials, corporate mission videos, documentaries, and the production of his award-winning short films, Caroline of Virginia, Lancaster Square, and his most popular film to date,, Lipstick Lies.


From 2015-2017, Eric took a break from the professional world to focus on his education. It was at the State University of New York where he would go on to receive a BA in Cultural Studies, with a concentration in Creative Writing. During his time at SUNY, Norcross was the two-time recipient of the Nicholas Pekearo Creative Writing Scholarship, and several grants which allowed him to focus solely on his studies. In his time as a student, Norcross gave presentations at various academic conferences on the work of Herman Melvillle, and on the subject of sociopolitical parallels that emerge in science-fiction.

 

In 2016, Eric published his creative non-fiction essay, "Squatterism at High Noon", a story about living in an abandoned industrial loft in New York City.

In 2017, Eric produced a series of experimental films called the Spring Oppression Project, which lead to the production of his feature-length avant-garde film, Death & Life, his first film to be translated into a foreign language (German)

From 2017-2019 Eric pursued and completed his MFA in Creative Writing. At Sarah Lawrence College, Eric was mentored in fiction and non-fiction by stellar writers David Hollander, Jacob Slichter, and David Ryan.

From 2019-2020, Eric was Video Director for THE JAMES ALTUCHER SHOW, until the show  moved to Florida from New York City.

On May 12, 2020, Eric's short story, "Fritz", was published at SILENT AUCTIONS MAGAZINE.

Eric's current work-in-progress is a feature film titled, FRACTALS. A teaser. for the movie dropped on August 19, 2020.

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