Michael Fiore and Erik Sharkey (Floyd Norman: An Animated Life)

Michael Fiore
Michael Fiore is CCO and Owner of Michael Fiore Films and the Fiore Media Group. Michael and his team develop, finance, and create content for the film, TV, and ad worlds.  In 2017, Sony Screen Gems released “Keep Watching” theatrically across the United States.  The movie is a suspense-thriller that Michael produced with Voltage Pictures (”The Hurt Locker”) and The Picture Company (“The Commuter”).  “Floyd Norman:  An Animated Life”, was produced through Fiore’s film production banner.  That documentary won awards at numerous US film festivals, screened theatrically in four cities including New York and Los Angeles, and qualified for Oscar consideration (2017).  It is currently streaming worldwide on Netflix.

Erik Sharkey 
Erik Sharkey is no stranger to the world of documentary.  His previous feature documentary about famed movie poster artist Drew Struzan titled “Drew:  The Man Behind the Poster” was noted as an “acclaimed documentary” on Netflix and screened at festivals all over the world.  “Floyd Norman: An Animated Life” marks Erik and Michael Fiore’s first collaboration.

About the Film


Filmmakers: Michael Fiore, Erik Sharkey
Runtime: 94 minutes

Animator. Storyman. Troublemaker. At 80 years old, see how Disney Legend Floyd Norman, the first African-American animator at Disney, continues to impact animation and stir up “trouble” after the company forced him to retire at age 65.