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Chasing Shakespeare
USA, 2012, 116 min., Color

Norry Niven’s directorial debut, CHASING SHAKESPEARE, is a love story for the ages. Replete with disapproving families and the bonds of culture and tradition, this modern-day tale parallels one of The Bard’s greatest works, ROMEO & JULIET.

Danny Glover plays William Ward, a man dangerously close to giving up after losing the love of his life. From her deathbed, William recounts his history with Venus, the Native American beauty descended from the mystical Lightning Clan, and all of their challenges and triumphs. William’s current state of mind is becoming of great concern to his son, whose present path is strikingly similar to that of his father‘s. Beautiful visuals and a poignant score highlight this emotionally charged story. Their journey culminates with the two men witnessing a miraculous event that proves love’s eternal connection.

— Bridgette Poe
Screenings
Director
Norry Niven
Screenwriter
James Bird
Producer
Loren Basulto, Norry Niven
Executive Producer
Rich Moses, Alan Petsche, Bonnie Petsche, Selwyn Rayzor, Anya Remizova
Editor
Peter Tarter
Music
Eric Kaye
Production Design
Geri Schary
Cast
Danny Glover, Graham Greene, Chelsea Ricketts, Mike Wade, Tantoo Cardinal, Ashley Bell, Clarence Gilyard

Director Bio

Born and raised in Texas, Norry Niven studied film at the University of Texas at Arlington. After working in Los Angeles as a music video director, he returned to Texas and started Stone Core Films, a commercial production company, as well as Three-One-O, a separate commercial production company based in Los Angeles. CHASING SHAKESPEARE is his feature film directorial debut.

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