Nora Jacobson

BREAKING NEWS... Off The Grid Productions has received a prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities Media Development grant. Read more here.

Making Opera at Hanover High School

How did a group of talented public high school singers cope during the Pandemic? They learned opera! Witness their dreams and challenges, as well as their exquisite singing in this candid view of teenagers during a difficult time.

Scheduled to air on public television starting September 9th. 2023.
Check your local station for air times!

Live screening Thursday October 12th, 7pm
at Briggs Opera House 
5 South Main St., 2nd floor, White River Junction, VT
Hosted by Junction Arts & Media (JAM)
Tickets $10 at door
(discounts available for seniors and students)

Click here for a list of live SCREENINGS
"Ruth Stone's Vast Library of the Female Mind":


Icarus Films has acquired worldwide distribution rights for Nora Jacobson's other new film, "Ruth Stone's Vast Library of the Female Mind" (2022) about iconic American poet Ruth Stone. In addition to screening on the West Coast this Spring and summer, The film will  be broadcast nationally on American Public Television starting in March. Check out our screenings page to find locations near you.



 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.

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.