Nora Jacobson

 Nora Jacobson is an award winning filmmaker who writes and directs narrative feature films and documentaries. She is devoted to telling character-driven stories that explore the intersection of place, ethnicity,  gender and social justice.  She believes that the first steps in advancing social change come from  provoking meaningful discourse. Recently she has become fascinated by real stories from the past, and is developing two films and a television series about little-known people from New England who played important roles in shaping our nation's path to the present.


Icarus Films has acquired worldwide distribution rights for Nora Jacobson's new film, Ruth Stone's Vast Library of the Female Mind (2022). The deal for the documentary, which uses rare and personal footage and interviews to immerse viewers in the life and work of the acclaimed American poet, was signed by Jacobson and Jonathan Miller, president of Icarus Films.



Works in Progress

In Development

Director's Reel (Narrative films)


Clips from Delivered Vacant
Clips from Freedom & Unity: The Vermont Movie


Flocking, Murmurations

Living beings flock. Humans flock to celebrate, mourn, protest. No one really understands why birds, insects and mammals flock. The humans in this short film are flocking in White River Junction, Vermont to protest ICE raids, to celebrate Halloween, and to mourn the passing of a beloved young man.


More information coming soon.