ASC welcomes Christopher Norr as a new member

Jun 14, 2022

The Brooklyn-based cinematographer’s credits include the TV series GothamGodfather of Harlem and Succession.

Born in Brooklyn, new ASC member Christopher Norr grew up in a home with an appreciation for the beauty of the moving image. His father, Carl Norr, is an accomplished commercial cinematographer, and — wanting to instill a strong worth ethic in his son — put him to work loading camera magazines at age 13. By the time Chris Norr was 18, he was already getting paid to shoot short films.

Early in his career, Norr worked as a camera assistant on such film as Crimes and Misdemeanors (shot by Sven Nykvist ASC) and When Harry Met Sally (Barry Sonnenfeld). He then transitioned into shooting independent features and working as a camera operator on such features as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Be Kind Rewind (both shot by Ellen Kuras ASC) and documentaries Shine A Light (Robert Richardson, ASC) and Public Speaking (Kuras).

Norr has shot several features that played at major film festivals, including Sympathy for DeliciousStaten IslandWhat Doesn’t Kill YouThe Hottest StateOne Last Thing…, and Second Best.

Norr’s cinematography on the first three seasons of the Fox superhero drama Gotham earned him three consecutive ASC Award nominations. His other television credits include the Epix crime drama Godfather of Harlem, the Disney Plus historical drama The Right Stuff, and the HBO dark comedy Succession.

His recent feature work includes Godmothered and Bashira.

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