Talent Guide

Brandon Harris

  • Discipline:Producer
  • Program Year:Fast Track 2012


Brandon Harris has worked nebulously in the world of American Independent Film as a critic and programmer, a producer and director, a writer and educator. After working for a time as a office manager and development associate at Forensic Films (Raising Victor Vargas, Gummo, Joe The King), the Cincinnati, Ohio native and SUNY Purchase film school graduate began blogging for Cinema Echo Chamber and Filmmaker Magazine, where is now a Contributing Editor. He teaches part time at the New York Film Academy and writes film criticism for Hammer to Nail. His writing has appeared in Variety, SpoutBlog as well as Moving Pictures, In These Times and UCLA Magazine. He is an alumni of the International Film Festival Rotterdam’s Trainee Project for Young Film Critics.

In addition to his critical and journalistic writing, Harris has produced and/or directed several award winning short films including Happiness Is No Fun, a recipient of the 2005 National Board of Review student filmmaking grant and Evangeleo, which has screened at over a dozen film festivals worldwide including the 2007 Slamdance Film Festival and NewFest. His producing efforts include The Nowhere Kids (Tribeca 09) and Crazy Beats Strong Every Time, which screened at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Harris is currently in post-production on Redlegs, his feature film debut as a director, and was recently named Director of Programming at the Cincinnati Film Festival.

Current Project

Tokyo Cannonball Rising Sun


Mourning his great love, a Japanese janitor works a cattle ranch in the American Southwest. For him and for a family of struggling ranchers, the past is as inescapable as the future is uncertain.