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Michael Normand

Writer, Director, Producer | Film Nouveau
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Michael oversees the activities at Film Nouveau, a script development company that ‘… takes screenplays dribbling with promise, and turns them into projects slobbering with potential’.  Film Nouveau’s current development slate includes his own THE VISAand Owen O’Neil’s THE SAFE.

Michael’s most recent films have been the two award-winning THE CURIOUS WORLD OF RACE WALKINGand JOE SMEALS WHEELS.

Prior to co-scripting LEON THE PIG FARMER (Beyond Films) in the mid-90s, Glaswegian filmmaker Normand had worked in publishing, written educational dramas for Oxford University Press, been on the stand-up circuit for five years and had written comedy for radio and TV.

After ‘Leon’ Michael wrote, associate-produced and co-directed (with Robert Sherwin) the American comedy DIRTY LAUNDRY, sold internationally through Trident Releasing.

Michael either works on the scripts of others’ film projects, or on his own ones… “… either way, it’s all about the glorious self-flagellation of re-writing.”