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HARRIS DONE
Writer / Director / Cameraman

Harris Done is a graduate of the USC School of Cinema-Television where he earned a degree in Film Production. While there, he photographed the award-winning film, Hotel November, and directed a documentary about competitive fencing, Throwing Steel.

After graduating, he began working in the feature film industry as an assistant cameraman, working for noted Directors of Photography John Alonzo (Chinatown, Harold & Maude) and Julio Macat (Ace Ventura, Wedding Crashers). While learning from seasoned professionals on large studio features, Harris was also cutting his teeth as a Director of Photography, shooting over a dozen low budget features and nearly one hundred music videos.

He moved up the ranks on major studio pictures, serving as the Second Unit Director of Photography on Columbia Pictures The Cable Guy, 20th Century Fox's The Truth About Cats and Dogs, and Touchstone's Krippendorf's Tribe.

He teamed up with USC classmate James Moll and served as Director of Photography on the 1999 Academy Award-winning Feature Documentary The Last Days for executive producer Steven Spielberg. They collaborated again on Price for Peace, the Spielberg-produced documentary on World War II in the Pacific, as well as on Inheritance, which was recently featured on "The Oprah Winfrey Show." Other notable D.P. credits include the cult classic Trekkies.

His most recent adventure was shooting Moll's upcoming film Running the Sahara, for which he followed three ultra-marathon runners across the African continent. The film will be released in 2008 and was produced and narrated by Matt Damon.

Harris made his feature writing/directing debut with Sand Trap. The darkly comic thriller won the MovieMaker Breakthrough Award at the Hollywood Film Festival. The second feature he co-wrote and directed was the special effects-driven action-adventure picture, Storm, which starred Martin Sheen and Luke Perry. It premiered to record audiences on Fox Family Channel. He followed that up with Firetrap, a heist thriller starring Dean Cain, Lori Petty and Mel Harris, which premiered on HBO.

Additionally, he has written or co-written numerous screenplays which are in active development at various companies. These include the mob thriller Wired, the action-adventure-romance The Last Flight Out, and the teen rally racing film The Finish, which is in pre-production with producer Allen Taylor (XXX, The Mexican) and Reel Life Media.

He most recently co-wrote and directed Purgatory Flats, a neo-noir thriller starring Brian Austin Green, Nicholas Turturro and Gregg Henry, co-wrote the family comedy Bonjour, Buddy! for producer Joel Michaels (Terminator 3, Basic Instinct 2), and makes his feature documentary directing debut with War Dogs of the Pacific, about the Marine war dog handlers in WWII.

To learn more about Harris' work please visit www.harrisdone.com.

 
 
 
 

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