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Harris Doran is a NYC-based writer/director who wrote and directed the short film F^¢K '€M R!GHT B@¢K which premiered in the Sundance Film Festival 2022 (Grand Jury Prize nomination) and which won the Audience Award for "Narrative Short" at Indie Memphis Film Festival, the Jury Award for “Comedic Storytelling" at the Florida Film Festival, "Best Ensemble Cast" at Tallgrass Film Festival, “Best Pride Short” at deadCenter Film Festival, a Special Jury Mention at the Milwaukee Film Festival, Jury Award for "Best Narrative Short" at Over-the-Rhine Film Festival and “Best Comedy” at Aspen Shortsfest making the film Oscar qualifying.

Harris was shortlisted for the Film Independent Spirit Awards' "Someone to Watch Award" for his feature film BEAUTY MARK which earned the 'Breakout Performance' Jury Prize for lead actress at its LA Film Festival premiere, Best Ultra lndie Film Award at the Woodstock Film Festival, Audience Award Best Feature Film at Austin Film Festival.

Harris recently directed Niloufar Nourbakhsh's new opera WE, THE INNUMERABLE presented by National Sawdust and Center for Contemporary Opera; edited the Podcast Movie GHOSTWRITER starring Kate Mara and Adam Scott for C13Features and Best Case Studios (#1 Fiction Podcast on Apple Podcasts); production designed Seth Green's pilot WHITE HORSE TAVERN; directed Michael Mitnik's play FIDELITY for the 24 Hour Plays; and wrote, directed and adapted the film/theatre hybrid I SEE YOU AND YOU SEE ME for Queens Theatre which premiered on PBS/WNET.

Harris's short film THE STORY OF MILO & ANNIE featuring Academy Award nominee Cathy Moriarty won the lndie Memphis Film Festival and he produced the short film PHOTO OP which won best LGBTQ short in SENE. He wrote/directed the satirical webseries "The lvanka Diaries” as well as his writer/director debut feature film THIS MOVIE WILL GET INTO SUNDANCE.

Harris conceived and wrote the political concert BROADWAY BLUE WAVE FOR NY directed by Tony Winner Rachel Chavkin, starring Taylor Schilling, Edie Falco, Laura Benanti, MJ Rodriguez, Cynthia Nixon, et al. and created the "Know Your Rights" series for New York Transgender Advocacy Group. He wrote the stage musicals WASP WOMAN, SALVAGE, and BLEEDING LOVE, which was released as a podcast musical, directed and edited by him, and was one of the top Performing Arts podcasts in the country. Harris wrote lyrics for Marion Raven's “Falling Away” (#1 European Billboards) along with Freddy Wexler and Arthur Lafrentz Bacon, wrote the sitcom "Reenact" for TWST and was a writer on Lifetime's series "I Love You, But I Lied".

Harris has written many screenplays including ATTICUS BROWN IS STILL HERE (Tribeca and Hamptons Sloan grant finalist, Sundance second rounder, developed at the Nantucket Screenwriters Colony), COG (Academy Nicholl Fellowship quarterfinalist), and IN THE WAKE (Austin semifinalist). Harris is on the Alumni Advisory Committee of the Nantucket Screenwriters Colony.

Harris trained as an actor at The Juilliard School, has been an acting coach for 15 years, and is an adjunct professor in the MFA Film Department at Columbia University where he teaches Directing the Actor. Harris lives with his partner Matthew in NYC. Harris is a political activist who helped flip the NY State Senate in 2018.

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Harris Doran STAGE CREDITS

[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2010
Performer

[New York]
New York Musical Theatre Festival Production, 2005
Chip

[Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2004
Claude


Harris Doran Awards and Nominations

IT Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Ensemble

Harris DoranThe Whore of Sheridan Square

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