Short Films

TrashHumpers2TITLE: Trash Humpers 2

YEAR: 2017

ROLES: Jack and Kitty served as Producers, Directors and Writers. Jack was the Cinematographer and Editor. Kitty is an actress in this film, appearing in the role of “Booger”.

INFO: Follows the lives of a group of three sociopathic elderly people in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Hamilton, Tator Tot and Booger wander around town humping trash and delivering babies. Made with a budget of just $30, this film is the unauthorized, unofficial and unwanted sequel to Harmony Korine’s 2009 film “Trash Humpers”. It was filmed entirely on a SuperHeadz Digital Harinezumi 2+++ camera.

ADDITIONAL: IMDb


WeAreEverywhereTITLE: We Are Everywhere And Nothing At All

YEAR: 2017

ROLES: Jack and Kitty served as Producers and Writers. Jack served as Director, Cinematographer and Editor.

INFO: Short experimental documentary film featuring three flow artists from an island near Winona, Minnesota. Filmed on the Mississippi River. Features an exclusive song written and performed by Moby and Wayne Coyne.

ADDITIONAL: IMDb


HonestlyTITLE: Honestly

YEAR: 2017

ROLES: Jack and Kitty served as Producers. Jack served as Director, Cinematographer and Editor.

INFO: A collaboration with the Christopher Watson Dance Company, this was filmed and edited by Jack – before a live audience at Intermedia Arts in Minneapolis, Minnesota as part of the Twin Cities Film Fest’s Dance Flicks Film Festival. It’s premiere screening was that same evening as the closing film of the festival. Making this the fastest produced film ever presented by the Twin Cities Film Fest. Features an original song by composer Zoe Keating.

ADDITIONAL: IMDb


HeartOfTheStoryTITLE: The Heart Of The Story

YEAR: 2017

ROLES: Jack and Kitty served as Executive Directors, Producers, Writers and Editors of this community made film which had seven co-directors.

INFO: A community documentary film (curated by Jack and Kitty Norton), The Heart Of The Story follows the lives of seven residents as they meet neighbors in their St. Paul, Minnesota community. Filmed and directed by the residents, this project celebrates family, friends and fellowship through the process of learning filmmaking.

ADDITIONAL: IMDb


CinepoemTITLE: Cinepoem #1

YEAR: 2016

ROLES: Made entirely by Jack and Kitty with no additional cast or crew.

INFO: Experimental short film. The first in a planned series of “Cinepoems”. Filmed in the bathroom of the Hard Times Cafe in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Note: no additional titles in the Cinepoem Series have been released to date (September 2018).

ADDITIONAL: IMDb


SpellsTITLE: Spells

YEAR: 2016

ROLES: Jack and Kitty served as Producers, Writers and Cinematographers. Jack served as Editor.

INFO: A short experimental horror film released on Halloween day. A group of witches cast spells and are possessed by spirits forcing them to dance.

ADDITIONAL: IMDb


StatusUpdateTITLE: Status Update

YEAR: 2016

ROLES: Made entirely by Jack with no additional cast or crew.

INFO: A short experimental horror film starring Siri (the voice of Apple products), featuring stock footage and a soundtrack of completely unauthorized artists and songs (Mariah Carey, the Carpenters and more). Banned in 100+ countries. Premiered in Russia.

ADDITIONAL: IMDb


WendigosisTITLE: Wendigosis

YEAR: 2016

ROLES: Jack and Kitty served as Producers and Writers. Jack served as Director, Cinematographer and Editor. Jack and Kitty can be seen on-screen acting in the roles of “Pervy Photographer” (Jack) and “Makeup Artist” (Kitty).

INFO: A short horror film. The Wendigo is a spirit creature found in Algonquian folklore. It is said to roam the forests of northern Minnesota and Canada. Native people believe Wendigo possession drives disorientated victims to psychosis: craving murder and cannibalism.

ADDITIONAL: IMDb


SmaTingTITLE: Små Ting

YEAR: 2016

ROLES: Jack and Kitty served as Producers and Writers. Jack served as Director, Cinematographer and Editor. Kitty served as Remix Composer

INFO: A short Swedish language experimental yoga film, starring Instagram’s “Yoga Girl” – Rachel Brathen. With a remix by Kitty of a Made In Heights song.

ADDITIONAL: IMDb


BrainTITLE: Brain

YEAR: 2015

ROLES: Jack and Kitty served as Producers. Jack served as Director, Cinematographer and Editor.

INFO: A short experimental dance film. A girl dances with madness. Starring: Leah Westlund as The Dancer. Filmed in an abandoned/condemned warehouse in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

ADDITIONAL: IMDb


SubitoTITLE: Subito, or Strange Birds

YEAR: 2015

ROLES: Jack and Kitty served as Producers. Jack served as Director, Cinematographer and Editor.

INFO: A short experimental dance film made from additional unused footage and outtakes from Jack and Kitty’s 2015 feature documentary film, Jug Band Hokum.

ADDITIONAL: IMDb