Harris is an award-winning filmmaker and exhibited artist. He grew up in North Carolina and Ohio, never far from the red glow of his mother's dark room, sketching on his drawing board and inventing stories. Later, he followed his passions by pursuing filmmaking, both in London and at the USC School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles. From there he founded Fire Trial Films and lensed the award-winning supernatural horror film, Finale (2009), utilizing an eclectic fleet of S16mm cameras to achieve its grungy film-found-in-an-attic aesthetic. Harris' directorial debut, Virus X (2010), a claustrophobic tech-noir shot on a shoestring budget in ten days, was released by Lionsgate. In 2016, Harris directed Whisper, an animated music video for the indie band Playing to Vapors featured in a showcase at the SXSW Film Festival. Multi-talented, Harris edited the Netflix releases 2307: Winters' Dream (2016), Darc (2018), and The Hard Way (2019). He also cut Watchtower (2019), which was nominated for two Emmys and premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. Harris sound-designed promos for Roland Emmerich on Independence Day Resurgence (2016), which led to work as Additional Sound Designer and Additional Editor on the Lionsgate war-epic Midway (2019), which was #1 at the Box Office upon its release.

 

Most recently, Harris wrote and directed his second feature, Moon Garden, a lush dark fantasy odyssey shot on expired 35mm film stock with vintage lenses. Harris currently resides in Los Angeles, while editing Moon Garden
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