By Alex HERZ

INDIE RIGHTS - as SALES All rights, World / DISTR Theatrical, TV, DVD-video, VOD, Airline, World

Social issues - Completed 2017

A week away from leaving for his first year of college, Michael becomes concerned about his parents' overprotective tendencies toward his little brother, who has Down syndrome.

& Awards

Knoxville Film Festival 2017
3rd Place Narrative Feature Film
The Heartland Film Festival 2017
The Vittorio Veneto Film Festival 2017
Together! Disability Film Festival 2017
AbilityFest 2017 2017
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Social issues, Drama
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 74 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Alex HERZ
    • Writer(s)
    • Alex HERZ
    • Producer(s)
    • Alex HERZ
    • Synopsis
    • The first feature film from 19-year-old writer/director Alex Herz, A Normal Life is a semi-autobiographical character piece that explores what it means to have a family member with a high-functioning disability in the modern world. Michael, a week away from leaving for his first year of college, starts to become frustrated with his parent’s overprotective tendencies toward his teen brother Nathan, who has Down syndrome. Shot over the course of several days, the story follows Michael as he attempts to grapple with the ambiguity of his situation, as well as the difficult emotions associated with leaving Nathan behind.