Norm

Synopsis

After being cut off from his only friend, Norm determines that in order to seem acceptable to those around him that he will go on a five week intensive diet. While the end goal is health and happiness it becomes clear that his methods are unlikely to achieve that.

Review

4/5
A powerful drama that explores body image and mental health.
Written and directed by Daniel Kerr, ‘Norm’ is a short drama film that explores a man’s struggle with his weight. Daniel Kerr stars as Norm – the sole character. Norm, who lives an isolated existence after cutting ties with his one and only friend, decides to document his weight loss program. In addition to body image, the film delves deep into the psychology and mental health of the character. A low-budget short that will captivate and disturb the audience.

The 19-minute film opens with Norm observing his appearance in the mirror. He sets out to vlog his 5-week transformation, with the goal to be accepted into society and wear his best suit again. Norm talks about his best friend Maude, who allegedly cut him out of her life during his initial weight-gain. The film powerfully delves into the characters betrayal and insecurities, amid his uphill struggle with body confidence. The final act provides a dark twist – a disturbing, albeit emotional, watch.

Norm Short Film
High praise to Daniel Kerr, a startling performance throughout. ‘Norm’ is essentially a one-man-film, delivered with fine cinematography, editing and sound – all achieved by Kerr himself. The characters personal battles will resonate with many. A powerful drama from start to finish. Highly recommended.

Cast/Crew

Director(s): Daniel Kerr
Writer(s): Daniel Kerr
Cast: Daniel Kerr
Producer(s): Daniel Kerr, Kayleigh Moroney
Director of Photography:
Editor(s):
Animation:
Sound:
Music: Julian Pombo
Miscellaneous:

Specifications

Genre: Drama, Mystery
Subjects: Abuse, Anxiety, Betrayal, Body Image, Bullying, Depression, Guilt, Health, Loneliness, Loss, Mental Health, Monster, Psychology, Regret, Relationships, Revenge, Satire
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Year: 2021
Published in May 2022

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Cast/Crew

Director(s): Daniel Kerr
Writer(s): Daniel Kerr
Cast: Daniel Kerr
Producer(s): Daniel Kerr, Kayleigh Moroney
Director of Photography:
Editor(s):
Animation:
Sound:
Music: Julian Pombo
Miscellaneous:

Specifcations

Genre: Drama, Mystery
Subjects: Abuse, Anxiety, Betrayal, Body Image, Bullying, Depression, Guilt, Health, Loneliness, Loss, Mental Health, Monster, Psychology, Regret, Relationships, Revenge, Satire
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Year: 2021
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Norm

Synopsis

After being cut off from his only friend, Norm determines that in order to seem acceptable to those around him that he will go on a five week intensive diet. While the end goal is health and happiness it becomes clear that his methods are unlikely to achieve that.

Review

A powerful drama that explores body image and mental health.

4/5
Written and directed by Daniel Kerr, ‘Norm’ is a short drama film that explores a man’s struggle with his weight. Daniel Kerr stars as Norm – the sole character. Norm, who lives an isolated existence after cutting ties with his one and only friend, decides to document his weight loss program. In addition to body image, the film delves deep into the psychology and mental health of the character. A low-budget short that will captivate and disturb the audience.

The 19-minute film opens with Norm observing his appearance in the mirror. He sets out to vlog his 5-week transformation, with the goal to be accepted into society and wear his best suit again. Norm talks about his best friend Maude, who allegedly cut him out of her life during his initial weight-gain. The film powerfully delves into the characters betrayal and insecurities, amid his uphill struggle with body confidence. The final act provides a dark twist – a disturbing, albeit emotional, watch.

Norm Short Film
High praise to Daniel Kerr, a startling performance throughout. ‘Norm’ is essentially a one-man-film, delivered with fine cinematography, editing and sound – all achieved by Kerr himself. The characters personal battles will resonate with many. A powerful drama from start to finish. Highly recommended.

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