At age 5, Norman Malone discovered he was a natural at the piano. Tragically, when Norman turned 10, his father attacked him with a hammer to the head, leaving him paralyzed on his right side. Undaunted, Malone began a lifelong quest to reclaim his place at the piano – mastering some of the most difficult music ever written for left hand alone. Nearly 70 years after his tragic attack, Malone revealed his story and launches a much-delayed, triumphant concert career.
If the piano performance you hear while waiting for the elevator sounds professional, you’d be more than curious about the player. And if it was performed only with one hand, wouldn’t you want to tell your critic friend? That’s how “the pianist of the left hand” Norman Malone became famous in Chicago. He could only use one hand due to a tragedy in childhood, yet he never left the piano. The passion that is not to be taken neither too seriously nor too lightly is what moves this old man. (Nam Sunwoo)
He was a key leader in creating the Documentary Filmmakers Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use. His credits as director and producer of 63 Boycott(2017), A Good Man(2011), and Golub(1988).
She edited & co-wrote TV series and documentaries, America to Me, Raising Bertie, The Homestretch, and As Goes Janesville. She was also a story editor & post-production supervisor of the PBS series The New Americans.