Private Project

The Blanket of the Dark

A mother will do anything for her child.

  • Tracy Norwood
  • Tracy Norwood
  • Megan McDaniel
  • Neil Durr
  • Frances Norwood
  • Julie Andre
  • Tracy Norwood
  • Mia Frost
    Key Cast
  • Russell Giacontiere
    Key Cast
  • Charlotte Abadie
    Key Cast
  • Cora Abadie
    Key Cast
  • Melissa Cotton Hunter
    Key Cast
  • Nicole Himel
    Key Cast
  • Tracy Norwood
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 27, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital RED 4K, HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Tracy Norwood

Tracy holds a BFA in Acting from C.W. Post and an MFA in Film Production at UNO. Tracy is proud to be a part of the New Orleans film and theatre community. She has acted in the NOLA shot feature film "Black Water," (Brian Fairbanks) and in several short films. New Orleans stage credits include Le Petit Theatre's "A Streecar Named Desire" (2018) directed by Maxwell Williams, "Merrily We Roll Along" (2015) directed by Tom Cianfichi and musical direction by Natalie True and Southern Repertory Theatre's "Airline Highway" (2016) directed by Aimee Hayes, where Tracy and her amazing cast-mates were Best Ensemble Big Easy Awards nominees.

She is currently working as Director of Photography and Camera Operator on "Debauchery, the Documentary" produced by PocketDoor Productions about the New Orleans based stage show, "Debauchery" by Pat Bourgeois.

She has directed and shot films that have screened at the Pontchartrain Film Festival, the University of New Orleans Film Festival, the GNO Film Festival and Backyard Film Festival.

Tracy is a member of NOVAC, WIFT and AEA (Actors' Equity Association). Her official website is and she can be found on IMDb at

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Director Statement

I wanted to tell a story about the darker side of motherhood. "Blanket of the Dark" is about postpartum psychosis and how a mother will do anything for her child.