FILM ANTHROPOLOGY is an online publication started by Filmmaker Eric Norcross. Originally an indie film blog used to catalog his experiences as an independent filmmaker and media producer. The blog has since branched out to include filmmakers from all walks of life and other invited guest writers to expand the catalog of experiences and ideas that will help push filmmaking further into the 21st century, both as an art and a business.
FILM ANTROPOLOGY is home to FILMMAKER PROFILES, an online video series created to sponsor film festivals by producing short video featurettes comprised of interviews with officially selected filmmakers.
A few things to know about me – I am obsessed with indie-film. Real indie film.
I spend an enormous amount of time watching films, writing and supporting the filmmakers in and around New York City. If I had the finances to travel, I would support them everywhere! Via the internet, I try my best. I hang out at the Anthology Film Archives about once a week to work with the NewFilmmakers series. The rest of the time I work as a video editor, media director and social networking director for various clients on a freelance basis. I work with a few other festivals on an annual basis.
I have been making films since I was in high school and had the fascination with cinema since I can remember. The story is typical – I saw some films that really stood out, probably some of the same one’s you admired and still do. I started out producing short and medium length movies of scripts I had written in addition to producing PSA’s for the public access TV station back home. I developed my skills when I moved to Vancouver, BC for a year between 2000 and 2001. In 2003 I relocated to New York City to go into business for myself as a multi-media producer.
Work That I Am Most Proud Of:
Caroline of Virginia
In 2011 I finished and premiered a film called Caroline of Virginia. COV was the first movie I ever got into a legitimate festival and screened in multiple places. With multiple screenings in NYC, Maine and Massachusetts. I consider COV to be my first successful movie, not just because of the screenings, but because the movie itself is so powerful to me, that it was truly the first time that I felt like a filmmaker. It was the first movie that I made that stimulated emotion from me or anyone else.
COV premiered at NewFilmmakers New York in the Courthouse Theater of the Anthology Film Archives. It was shortly after this screening that I began working with the series to help promote their other selected filmmakers. As of July 1, 2012 – COV won me my first industry award: the New York Spotlight Award at the 2012 Manhattan Film Festival.
In the summer of 2012, I completed a medium length film called Lipstick Lies.
Lipstick Lies premiered at the Anthology Film Archives as part of the NewFilmmakers series and is scheduled to screen in December with the Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival.
My current project is a feature length film called The Spaceship. It is a contemporary sci-fi mystery with a touch of noir. Because we’re in early planning mode, I have little information to disclose about this project. At this point, all I ask is that you like the Facebook page and pay a visit to the Production Portal.