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7.6.17: Jack and Kitty popup video Everybody Loves My Baby

Everybody Loves My Baby performed and filmed LIVE [in 4K Ultra HD] by Jack and Kitty. Shot in rural Savannah, Georgia.


7.14.17: The Heart Of The Story community documentary film

Here’s a photo from the wrap party of the Jack and Kitty Norton curated film, The Heart Of The Story.

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From Kitty: “I wanted to introduce you to this incredible group of folks we have been working with for the past several months. Jack and I have served as Artist Mentors, teaching them the art of filmmaking. With no previous experience, this group directed and filmed a documentary called THE HEART OF THE STORY. We curated and edited the film. Last night, we had our final cast and crew party. It’s been so amazing watching each participant blossom into a filmmaker. The two young stars of the project – Maliyah and Mariyah Funches – were especially fun to be around and brought a youthful energy to the film.”

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ABOUT THE FILM:

A community documentary film (curated by Jack and Kitty Norton), The Heart Of The Story follows the lives of seven residents as they meet neighbors in their St. Paul community. Filmed and directed by the residents, The Heart Of The Story celebrates family, friends and fellowship through the process of learning filmmaking.

FILMED & DIRECTED BY:

Maliyah Funches
Mariyah Funches
Robin Johnson
John Johnston III
Pamela Lampkin
Twila Smith
Carmen White

CURATED & EDITED BY:

Jack and Kitty Norton


5.1.17: Feature article and interview in Pioneer Press today

Be sure to grab a copy of today’s St. Paul Pioneer Press for a cover story on the music of Jack and Kitty in the upcoming Willem Dafoe film The Florida Project by director Sean Baker. Read online now.

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4.21.17: The Florida Project starring Willem Dafoe to premiere at Cannes

Tangerine director Sean Baker, the UK’s Rungano Nyoni and Italo-American film-maker Jonas Carpignano will be among the buzzed-about names premiering new works at the 49th edition of Cannes Directors’ Fortnight this year (18-28 May).

Four songs written and performed by Jack and Kitty Norton are included in The Florida Project. For more info, click here.


4.3.17: The Florida Project starring Willem Dafoe to include four songs written by Jack and Kitty

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Four songs written by Jack and Kitty Norton will be included in The Florida Project, the upcoming film from Tangerine director Sean Baker.

Starring Academy Award nominee Willem Dafoe and newcomers Brooklynn Prince and Bria Vinaite, The Florida Project tells the story of a precocious six-year-old girl and her friends whose summer break is filled with adventure while their parents and the adults around them struggle with hard times. The film was shot in anamorphic 35mm by cinematographer Alexis Zabé, known for his work in music videos (Die Antwoord, Pharrell, David Guetta).

Four songs written by the Nortons – “The Hello Song”, “Haircut Party”, “Playing Dress Up” and “Hop-A-Roo” – have been licensed to the film. The tunes are performed by Jack and Kitty under the name “The Zinghoppers”, the fictional preschool pop band featured in The Zinghoppers Show, an Emmy Award winning kids television series co-created by the Nortons which aired on over 150 PBS member stations nationwide.

For more info on The Florida Project, click here.


3.27.17: “This Land Is Your Land” Music Video

Jack and Kitty’s new music video, “This Land Is Your Land”, was released today on YouTube. It was filmed on 8mm in 32 states during their 2016 Summer Tour. The single is now available on iTunes as well.


3.14.17: “Meet The Artists” Documentary Film

A short film on Jack and Kitty, an Emmy Award winning “organic vaudeville folk” duo from Minnesota. Spend a few minutes getting to know these vintage songsters as they discuss performing concerts specifically for kids/families or grownups.


2.25.17: Preschool Television Series Coming Soon

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Coming in 2017!! From the Emmy Award winning production team behind The Zinghoppers Show comes a NEW television series just for preschoolers (and their families)…offered exclusively to PBS Kids member stations: The Jack and Kitty Show! We’ll be filming this educational music series during the winter and spring of 2017. Be sure to visit us often as we’ll post lots of info as global broadcast partners are announced.