When Anne Norda was a BFA Photography student at Parsons, she
volunteered to take photographs of an NYU student film set. "I walked in
and had a life epiphany," she recalls. "I knew that I was a filmmaker
and that filmmaking was what I wanted to do. Through all the
frustrations of this insane career, I have never lost that feeling."
Norda packed her cameras and moved to Los Angeles to learn the movie
business. She wrote plays and scripts, made short films and music
videos, and produced theater before making her first independent feature
movie, Red Is the Color Of, a provocative drama. The film,
completed in 2007, won a number of best-film awards at festivals. Norda
is currently developing several film projects while working on a book of
photography and poetry and teaching writing workshops. She says, "I
want to help others realize their dreams, because I have been so driven
to pursue mine."