I’m humbled.

I was delighted just to talk to Kipp and hear his story for myself. Sure, I wanted to share it with others, but I was not expecting the reception it received. Thank you. Thank you for your support and love for this short film.

Not only have I been accepted in the Heartland Film Festival this fall (Oct. 18-27th), but I have received a Heartland Festival Award. It is a rare that an Indiana film maker be selected as a Festival Award winner. And then a one in seven chance exists for me to win the whole festival in my category, Shorts. From there, provided my film complies with the rules, I will qualify for consideration in the Short Films category of the Academy Awards®.

Kipp Normand is a short documentary (biographical really) about a friend of mine, Kipp Normand. He’s one of the most fascinating, sincere, mysterious persons I know. He’s an artist, a citizen, a music lover, a man from the past.

It’s true; his art receives a lot of attention. He makes fantastic ensembles from found objects. Objects that carry the weight of the past. But this is not what is so intriguing about my friend. Rather it’s Kipp’s perspective on life, how he views it so beautifully.

I encourage you if you live Indianapolis and you see Mr. Kipp Normand on the street. Stop him, say hello, and offer to buy him a cup of coffee and sit and listen.

Heartland Film Festival takes place in Indianapolis Oct. 18-27th. For your convenience, here is a link to showtimes for my film concerning Kipp Normand.

I’d love to see as much support as possible. I will be at the two screenings (10:45am & 4:15pm) on Oct. 19th at AMC Castleton Square talking and answering questions about the film after each showing.

Thank you to everyone who supported me, especially Kipp. I look forward to seeing all of your lovely faces.



  1. October 1, 2012

    Congratulations, Jonathan! This is great news.

  2. Jonathan #
    October 3, 2012

    Thank you!

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