GNORML (pronounced “normal”) is a uniquely suspenseful drama that twists its way around a young photographer with a germ phobia who hides from the world by building a closed set in which to photograph people, only to find that she has opened a door to herself that she will not be able to close… and it may kill her. The film is the first feature length film to be produced by Dare Fusion. Staying true to our mission, Gnorml is a property that leverages multiple media formats including books and digital distribution – all produced utilizing the latest technologies and compressed timelines to facilitate a low budget.
“A young photographer with a phobia risks her career, her love, and her life when her search for what is normal opens the door to events that will change her forever.”
GNORML is a film about a young woman, Jemma Walsh, who has been crushed by traumatic events and must find a way to experience life again with a new perspective. This film explores a diverse set of characters and ethnicities in an attempt to find the state of contentment she associates with being normal, and leads her to the understanding that being “normal” can simply mean participating in life by embracing who you are. The motivation for our hero’s plight is the fact that she has HIV. The theme focuses on Jemma’s struggle to cope with life as she is and uses her HIV positive status as a common and prevalent adversity that has slipped into obscurity, yet still affects all of us.
This film will be rated PG-13 due to brief scenes of violence and nudity. It is designed to have an overall appeal to the 18-35 age group. There is evidence to show that women are increasingly driving the theater-going choices and that films with female leads will find success at the box office. This film incorporates an emotional journey, “shock value” imagery, and an HIV sub-theme in such a way as to cross gender lines and have dual appeal.
Although not an AIDS film the HIV sub-theme speaks to the AIDS awareness communities and has potential to resonate with the larger gay and lesbian demographics.
The film is currently in pre-production with production scheduled to begin in July.