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Biography

Harris holds British, Italian and American passports.

Productions:

Film: Harris' feature-length Screenplays include Broken Thread, Produced by Deepak Nayar (At Eternity's Gate; Bend it Like Beckham; Buena Vista Social Club; Bride and Prejudice; Mistress of Spices) and Directed by Mahesh Mathai (Bhopal Express). Linus Roache and Saffron Burrows played the leading roles, and Andrea Corr played a feature role. The film was shot in India and the UK.

Theatre: Several of my full-length plays have been produced in the USA, UK, and Italy including:

Ella's Secret (in English): Baron’s Court Theatre, London, UK, July 2015 directed by Edward Davies, and Ethnic Cultural Theatre, Seattle, Washington, USA, Directed by Harris;

Tchaikovsky (in Italian): Teatro Dell'Orologio Sala Orfeo, Roma; Teatro Millelire, Roma; Teatro Cristallo, Bolzano, Italy, productions Directed by Harris;

Ella's Secret (In Italian): Teatro Millelire, Roma, Spoleto La Mama Fringe Festival, e Teatro Dell'Angelo, Rome Italy, directed by Harris

Selling Off: John Houseman Theatre, NYC, Directed by Gene Feist;

Moscow Shadows: The New End Theatre, Hampstead, London, Directed by Philip Grout;

A Minute of Silence: Upstairs at the Gatehouse, London, Directed by Harris;

Something in Common: Assembly Rooms Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and Warehouse Theatre, Croydon, London, both productions Directed by Harris.

Lunch with Sandy: A 10-minute play, The Machine Room Theatre, London, Directed by Emma Benson;

Peanut Butter and Jelly: University of the Streets Theatre, NYC, Directed by Harris;

There Aren't Any: various venues in NYC, Directed by Harris;

Staged readings directed by Harris:

The Thieves Road (in Italian): Teatro Argot Studio, Roma in Italian under the title "L'Ultima Battaglia di Custer".

The Family Jewels: Main stage at Criterion Theatre, Piccadilly Circus (West End);

Tchaikovsky: Tristan Bates Theatre in Covent Gardens, London.

Harris plays and screenplays have won more than 25 international awards

2021 Capital Fund Screenwriting Competition – No.3 of Hot 100 Winners

for Southern Justice Name No.3 of Hot 100 Winners;

2021: Stage 32 Screenwriting Contest – Quarter Finalist

for Southern Justice Name Quarter Finalist

2019: I am pleased to report that my Stage Play “Moscow Shadows” was selected by Nuovoimaie, Rome Italy for the Grant of “Bando Teatro 2018-2019” to receive funding of 42,900 euros ($50,000) for the 5 actors involved in our Italian language production that will be presented in Rome, Italy in 2021 under my direction. Moscow Shadows has already been produced in London to critical acclaim.

Name of Award: New Works of Merit Playwrighting Contest 2018, USA, Honorable Mention. Project Name:  The Thieves Road

Name of Award: Best Screenplay, 2012 European Spiritual Film Festival, Paris France

Project Name: The Post Office

Name of Award: Stageplay Winner, 2011 Moondance International Film Festival

Project Name: The Thieves Road

Awarded by: Moondance International Film Festival

Year of Award: 2011

Name of Award: 2011 Mexico International Film Festival

Official Selection

Project Name: The Post Office 

Awarded by: Mexico International Film Festival

Year of Award: 2011 

Name of Award: 2011 Honolulu Film Awards

Aloha Accolade Award Winner

Project Name: Southern Justice 

Awarded by: Honolulu Film Festival

Year of Award: 2011

Name of Award: 2010 Amsterdam Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Honourable Mention

Project Name: Selling Off 

Awarded by: Amsterdam Film Festival, The Netherlands

Year of Award: 2010

Name of Award: The Ace Fest 2010 Great American Screenplay Competition

Finalist

Project Name: Selling Off 

Awarded by: Acefest 2010, NYC

Year of Award: 2010 

Name of Award: 2010 Canadian International Film Festival - Special Selection

Fifth Place

Project Name: Southern Justice 

Awarded by: Canadian International Film Festival

Year of Award: 2010

Name of Award: 2010 Riff (Rhode Island Film Festival Screenplay Competition)

Semi-Finalist

Project Name: Southern Justice

Awarded by: Riff, USA

Year of Award: 2010

Name of Award: 2010 Slamdance Screenplay Competition

Semi-Finalist

Project Name: A Minute of Silence

Awarded by: Slamdance Screenplay Competition, USA

Year of Award: 2010

Name of Award: 2010 Writers Network Screenplay and Fiction Competition

Quarter-Finalist

Project Name: Something in Common

Awarded by: Writers Network, USA

Year of Award: 2010 

Name of Award: London Independent Film Festival Feature Screenplay Award 

Finalist

Project-name: The Post Office 

Year of Award: 2008 

Name of Award: Kaos Films British Feature Screenplay Competition 

Semi-Finalist

Project-name: The Post Office 

Awarded by: Kaos Films, UK

Year of Award: 2008 

Name of Award: Writemovies.com International Writing Contest 

Semi-Finalist

Project-name: The Family Jewels

Awarded by: Writemovies.com

Year of Award: 2008 

Name of Award: Writemovies.com International Writing Contest-Feature Screenplay 

Honorable Mention (Fourth place) 

Project-name: Selling Off 

Awarded by: Writemovies.com

Year of Award: 2007 

Name of Award: Writemovies.com International Writing Contest Screenplay award 

Finalist 

Project-name: Southern Justice

Awarded by: Writemovies.com

Year of Award: 2007 

Name of Award: Writemovies.com International Writing Contest Screenplay award

Finalist 

Project-name: The Post Office

Awarded by: Writemovies.com

Year of Award: 2007

Name of Award: Writemovies.com International Writing Contest Screenplay award

Finalist 

Project-name: My Name Isn’t Judit 

Awarded by: Writemovies.com

Year of Award: 2007

Name of Award: Writers' Network 15th Fiction Competition for Unpublished Novels

Quarter-finalist 

Project-name: Irina's Eye

Awarded by: Writers' Network, California

Year of Award: 2007

Name of Award: William Faulkner Writing Competition for Unpublished Novels

Semi-finalist 

Project-name: Irina's Eye

Awarded by: William Faulkner, Pirates Alley

Year of Award: 2006

Name of Award: Slamdance Screenplay Competition

Quarter Finalist 

Project-name: The Post Office 

Awarded by: Slamdance Film Festival, California

Year of Award: 2006

Name of Award: Sonoma County Repertory Play Competition

Finalist 

Project-name: The Family Jewels

Awarded by: Sonoma County Repertory Theatre, Sonoma, California

Year of Award: 2002

Name of Award: New Century Playwright Awards

Finalist 

Project-name: A Minute of Silence

Awarded by: New Century Writers, California

Year of Award: 2001

Name of Award: Julie Harris Playwright Award

Semi-Finalist 

Project-name: A Minute of Silence

Awarded by: Beverly Hills Theatre Guild, Beverly Hills, California

Year of Award: 1998

SOUTHERN JUSTICE

H.W. Freedman
Drama Mystery & Suspense

Alabama 1940. A young African American lawyer and the daughter of a prominent white family are having a clandestine love affair. When the reading of a will reveals their family histories, her family attempts to silence his with racial violence.