Curriculum Vitae

ERIN HARPER

erinharperfilms.com

718.974.5889 | erin@erinharperfilms.com

South Orange, NJ 07079

EDUCATION

City College of New York; NYC

M.F.A. Writing/Directing Documentary and Production, 2008.

Northwestern University; Evanston, IL

B.S. Theatre, 1996.

FURTHER TRAINING

BADA (British Academy of Dramatic Arts), Oxford, England 1996.

Theatre; writing, directing, acting

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT

Erin Harper Films, LLC

Founder and Director of Production Company

•Book and produce independent projects

•Manage equipment upkeep and rental 

•Correspond with clients throughout every phase of production.

TEACHING

Visiting Artist Instructor. Pratt Institute Film and Video Department, 2014-16.

Courses:

—Hybrid Forms in Documentary (undergraduate juniors)

—Intro. to Documentary (undergraduate juniors)

—Digital Video Production (undergraduate freshmen)

Adjunct Faculty. Northwestern University, School of Communications, 1998-2004.

Courses:

—Anatomy (undergraduate)

—Feldenkrais and Pilates Movement Systems (undergraduate)

Workshops.

“Cinematic Storytelling with Smartphones” 

(High school, Las Estrellas, Yuma,CO)

-Acquired Sponsorship with Padcaster,NYC

Topics covered:

-Camera/sound/stabilizing techniques

-Executing interviews

-Lighting an interview

-Shot composition

-Story Structure

-Verité Shooting

-Shooting B-roll

NARRATIVES and DOCUMENTARIES

EAST OF DENVER  (Writer, Director) 2018. Feature Narrative. In option, development, financing.

VERAL (Writer, Director) 2018. Short Narrative. Erin Harper Films. In option and development.

MY WILD HEART (Director, Editor) 2018. Full-length Documentary. SoundKlaxon, Inc. In Festival Consideration.

A MUSICAL TALE: THE MAKING OF THUENPA PUEN ZHI (Director, Editor) 2017. Mid-Length Documentary. University of Texas of El Paso, Off The Hook Arts Organization. Screening Premier accompanied live performance at Off The Hook Arts Festival, Ft. Collins, CO. Featured on Princeton University and Lincoln Center Series websites.

WELCOME TO THIS HOUSE (Cinematographer) 2013. Feature Documentary. Feature Documentary directed by Barbara Hammer. Guggenheim Fellowship. Awarded Marie Walsh Sharpe Artist Studio Grant.

CLUTTER (UPM) 2013.  Feature Narrative. Table Ten Films, Paul Marcarelli and Molly Pearson. Cicala Filmworks. Premiered at Seattle International FF 2013. Distributed through Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, Hulu.

MY BEST DAY (Producer) 2012. Feature Narrative. Smithy Productions and H over walking Y Productions. World premier Sundance Film Festival 2012. IFP Emerging Narrative participant. Winner Nancy Malone award. NewFest Audience Favorite Award. Distributed through Netflix, iTunes, Amazon and Hulu.

FORBIDDEN FRUIT (Co-Producer) 2012. Short Narrative. Writer, director, co-producer Yuta Silverman. DOC NYC, IFC Center.

MAYA DEREN’S SINK (Cinematographer) 2011. Short Documentary. Directed by Barbara Hammer. Teddy Award for Best Short Film at 2011 Berlinale. IFC Docuweeks. Opened Hammer's retrospective at the Tate Modern and her MoMA retrospective, 2011.

PASSION  (Producer/Director) 2009. Short Documentary. H over walking Y Productions. CCNY. Chicago International Music & Movies Film Festival, New Filmmakers, Anthology Archives, Cinema Cum Laude, Jacob Burnes Film Center, Zielóna Góra Jazz Festival, Seifert Festival in Krakow, Poland. Awarded NYSCA grant. 


TELEVISION / INDUSTRIALS / MUSIC VIDEOS / WEBSERIES

FARM SERIES (Director/Shooter/Editor) Current and On-going. Erin Harper Films. Observational shorts representing farms across the country.  Website.

BECOME GIANT (Director, Camera, Editor) 2017. Chamber Music Festival of Lexington. Promo video presenting Matt Ulery’s premier composition featuring jazz trio and classical quartet with Grammy award winning Zach Brock and Nathan Cole, First Associate concertmaster of the LA Phil.

READING RESCUE (Producer, Editor) 2015-2017. Milburn Media Arts. Created animated teacher training videos for literacy intervention program.

TRIANGLE MANUFACTURING (Producer, Director) 2016. Milburn Media Arts. Created 3D animation kiosk videos for medical device trade shows and documentary content for website.

BRANDON MARSHALL’S PROJECT 375 (Co-producer, Camera) 2015-16. Milburn Media Arts. Live video feed and “Real Chats” for fundraising events featuring Brandon Marshall interviewing sports figures struggling with mental illness. 

TRIPTYCH TRILOGY (Director, Camera, Editor) 2016. Triptych. Premier music video trilogy for Triptych, World touring Jazz trio.

MY CAMERA, MY Y, MY STORY (Chief Editor) 2013-2015. YMCA of the USA. International 100 Video Campaign for the YMCA of the USA.

OH COME ON (Camera) 2014. The Julie Ruin. Premier Music Video for Kathleen Hanna’s band, The Julie Ruin. Featured on Spin magazine.com

WHEN THE CURTAIN COMES DOWN (AD) 2012. Olive Productions. Music Video starring Steve Buscemi.

EMBODYING THE UNIVERSE (Director, Camera) 2012. Anna Deveare Smith presenting her performance technique class, “Embodying the Universe.” 

THE SLOPE (Cinematographer) 2010-2011. Director, Ingrid Jungerman. Web Series Short, Season 1 ep. 1,3,4,7,8. Precursor to F to 7th.

ZACH BORST SUPER BOWL COMMERCIAL (Director) 2011. City College of New York. Promo for the MOFILM Chevrolet Super Bowl winner, Zach Borst.

VALE OF DEATH and ONE NATION (Camera, Editor) 2010. USW Steel Workers. Transit Workers Union. Washington DC.

ARRIVAL / DEPARTURE (Live Performing Editor) 2009. Secret Fort Music and H over walking Y Productions. Improvised film clips from PASSION with live jazz music. US and Eastern European Tour. 

UNDERDOG TO WONDERDOG (Additional Editor) 2009. Sharp Entertainment. Animal Planet.

THE PRICE OF SILENCE (Additional Editor) 2009. Amnesty International and Link TV. Music video celebrating the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  

SOUTHNEXT FESTIVAL (guest panelist) 2016. Ideas festival, South Orange, NJ. Panel on“Education in the Arts.”

AWARDS / PUBLICATIONS

•Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab Finalist (2015)

•IFP Emerging Narrative participant (2011)

•NewFilmmakers Series (2010)

•NYSCA Recipient (2009)

“VERAL”  Sam Jap Books, “Future Rural Archive”, 2018

“THE MAKING OF PASSION” Promising Records Liner Notes, 2010

“THE INTERNAL CONFLICT IN ME: THAT’S WHY I FILM” Films for the Feminist Classroom, Rutgers University, 2009