Two minutes of Love and Life by Jemma Cholawo and Lois Norman
Sometimes it takes the darkness of a disaster, to throw light on the enduring power of love.
A tender two moments of reflection by writer Lois Norman, as she keeps her 95 year Father close and safe at home, during Lockdown. Inside, the ‘feminine’ nurtures, protects and holds the memory of loved ones in our hearts. It reclaims the strength of ‘family’ and the power of Love to sustain us all.
This film came from an experimental group video project which Filmmaker Jemma Cholawo set in motion during Lockdown 2.0, inviting people of all backgrounds and creative abilities to share their personal experience of the pandemic through structured, not-quite-time-lapse videos and a spoken word piece. The result of the project is an audio-visual journey through unique perspectives connected by the shared experience of living in a global pandemic, with contributors from the UK, France and Canada. Lois’ poem ‘Inside’ was the final contribution to the film and she and Jemma have now reworked the piece to create this stand alone short film.
An award winning Poetry Film by Lois Norman.
Beneath the waves lie submerged truths… She is dressed, yet within water, part woman, partly present and yet…parts missing.
Just for a moment we are let in and bear witness to a hidden world, where a childlike comfort in Mermaids, allow a gentle space, for Adult hard truths.
The Shell won ‘Best Poetic Film’ at the prestigious BAFTA Cymru accredited, Carmarthen Bay Film Festival 2019.
Daring to feel again takes a dive into the dark…
The Light tackles the journey of the crippling impact of self-doubt on a woman’s body and mind, lifting us out of our comfort zone and into the dark.
Domestic emotional abuse has told her what she ‘should be’ and she is now trapped in thinking what she is not. She wants to feel again, she wants to feel love with another woman again …can the depth of desire to feel pleasure, hold the key?
Creative Artist Lois Norman and Dancer Bettina Carpi, offer a brave, visceral and authentic work, confronting an often hidden truth that asks to be understood. Using the body as canvas, micro movements as emotional impulses and the voice as both the woman’s internal driver and her block, we are witness to an awakening: into the light.
The Light was a finalist and award Nominee at Wales international Film Festival 2018, a Finalist & Award Nominee for Best Art House film at Brighton Rocks film Festival 2019 and a Semi-Finalist at Motion for Pictures Film Festival 2019.
Award Winning Screenplay, Co-written with Award Winning American Writer, Sheri Davenport
Currently planned for Production in 2021.
She Is Juiced – Film Teaser, soft rap poetry
Director –Lois Norman
She is Juiced
She is raring,
Out and proud
She is juiced
You have been told
She, is Juiced.
Breathing Under Water
Selected for Nabokov Present Tense Series at The Red Lion, London
Director- Glenn Fraser
R.E.S.P.E.C.T- Australian Theatre For Young People commission.
Intergenerational and multi-cultural initiative and collaboration.
Director- Lois Norman