The most poignant line in “Chasing Shakespeare” is easily “Love is the electricity that flows in all of us.” A love story with a metaphysical spin and a lot of electricity since it just so happens that Danny Glover’s character, William Ward, is married to a Native American woman named Venus who is from, appropriately, the Lightning Clan.
Glover and Graham Greene shine along with a cast of up and comers who indeed serve to create moments in this film that become an “enchanting love story.” Glover’s character and his wife Venus in the opening of the film has the two engrossed in Shakespeare as she lies dying. Proving the ultimate act of love he wheels her bed outside under a tree where she can die in a storm. As the movie unfolds Glover’s character is on a continual search to reunite with the woman he loves after her death.
Director Norry Niven is a Texas native who studied film at the University of Texas at Arlington. While he lived in Los Angeles for a time, he came back to Texas and formed Stone Core Films, a commercial production company, as well as Three-One-O, a separate commercial production company based in Los Angeles.