Flying Pieces Productions (FPP) is a Minneapolis-based production company specializing in documentary and documentary-style storytelling. FPP founder Norah Shapiro is an award winning filmmaker with a background in poverty law (over a decade as a trial lawyer for the Hennepin County Public Defender’s office) and extensive non-profit board service. In addition to her extensive experience as a filmmaker, her full professional experience brings a unique perspective and sensitivity to the creation of emotionally resonant, compelling visual storytelling.

Awards & accomplishments

2017 Tribeca/A&E Story Lab, NYC

2017 IFP Spotlight on Documentaries Film Week

2017 Catapult Film Fund Momentum Grant Recipient

2016 Hot Docs Dealmaker Participant, Toronto

2016 Catapult Film Fund Recipient

2016 & 2008 Jerome Foundation Media Arts Grant Recipient

2016 Jerome Foundation Travel/Study Award Recipient

2015 Mpls/St. Paul International Film Festival, Best Minnesota Made Feature Documentary

2015 Minnesota Legacy Production Funding Grant, Minnesota 13: From Grain to Glass

2014 Minnesota Legacy Completion Funding Grant, Miss Tibet: Beauty in Exile

2012 McKnight Filmmaking Fellowship

2014 &2011 Minnesota State Arts Board Media Artist Initiative Grant Recipient

2006 Minnesota History Center Greatest Generation Film Festival, Best Emerging Filmmaker