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It seems Norman, the independent movie Emily filmed back in 2008, is finally completed! The film is scheduled to screen for the very first time at this year’s Waterfront Film Festival in Saugatuck, Michigan, possibly the first in what could be a series of film festival submissions to help promote the film. The festival runs from June 10th through the 13th. If you happen to live around the Saugatuck, Michigan area and you want to attend a screening, the film is playing on the 11th and 12th and you can purchase tickets at the festival’s offficial website here. They also posted a more detailed description of the film, including more information about Emily’s character, whose name is also Emily:
“Norman Long is a high school loner, a self-aware and darkly funny teen who’s just trying to handle his daily existence. In the wake of his mother’s sudden death, Norman must now also deal with the reality that his father is starting to lose his battle with stomach cancer.
Norman, depressed and angry, unintentionally gets caught in a lie that he, in fact, has stomach cancer. Soon his complete distortion of the facts spirals out of control. Part coping mechanism, partially as a way to feel closer to his father, and to a certain degree to prepare others for his possible suicide, Norman begins to imitate his father’s debilitating physical symptoms, dramatically affecting his life and the world around him.
Emily, a magnetic girl with one of those rare enchanting smiles, gets caught up in Norman’s lie and struggles with her deep rooted romantic feelings in the face of Norman’s “impending” death. Ultimately, Norman must confront a burning set of conflicting emotions as he struggles to define his relationship with his father, his love for Emily, and ultimately who he will be as a young man.”