Accomplishments

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JONATHAN W. HARNISCH

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Harnisch Productions, LLC

EDUCATION:

Choate Rosemary Hall ’94

NYU Film & TV Production & Screenwriting ’98

 

INTERNSHIPS:

Haft Entertainment (Steven Haft) 1995-1996

Merchant-Ivory Productions 1997-1998

 

ENTERTAINMENT & MEDIA:

 

THE CLEANER” (A&E Television)

Developmental Writer (Treatment)

 

F@#KING WONDERLAND“: FEATURE-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY (POST-PRODUCTION)

Primary Subject/Producer/Director

PLOT:

Documentary about living with Tourette’s Syndrome and Mental Illness in the style of HBO’s TV JUNKIE and SICK: THE LIFE & DEATH OF BOB FLANAGAN, SUPERMASOCHIST (Lions Gate Films)

ON THE BUS“: SHORT FILM

Screenwriter/Executive Producer

PLOT:

Larry, alone and disheveled, carrying a purple bag and bottle of meds, walks the city streets then boards a bus, where he proceeds to disturb the passengers with his erratic behavior and verbal outbursts.

Riding the bus or disturbing the passengers – these are not Larry’s concerns, as one-by-one the passengers disappear, the bus fades from view, and Larry finds himself in the office of a psychologist, who pushes for information, asking again and again if anything “out of the ordinary” happened on the bus? But for Larry, everything – on the bus and off – is completely “out of the ordinary,” and he can’t answer. He can only remember. Endlessly.

He can only grieve:

What he had. What he lost. What he’ll never have again. And so Larry, alone and disheveled, continues to walk the streets, continues to ride the bus, where his love, his grief will be eternally entwined.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Indie Film Award: Best Short Film

Indie Film Award: Best Lead Actor

Indie Film Award: Best Direction

Indie Film Award: Best Cinematography

Indie Film Award: Best Writing

Accolade Award: Best Lead Actor

Accolade Award: Best Direction

Accolade Award: Best Editing

ReelHeART Film Festival: Honorable Mention

SkyFest Film Festival: 4th Place

Sarasota Fringe Festival: Finalist

Macon Film Festival: Finalist

Bare Bones Film Festival: Finalist

Kent Film Festival: Finalist

Indie Film Jam: Finalist

Motion Film Festival: Finalist

Big Bear Lake Film Festival: Finalist

PRESS:

Live Interviews with the filmmakers on CBS and NBC TV

Albuquerque Magazine Article

Albuquerque Business Journal Article

Albuquerque Journal Article

Alibi Article

 

WAX“: SHORT FILM

Screenwriter/Executive Producer (Co-Production with The Vine Entertainment, Santa Monica, CA)

PLOT:

Man’s tragic fantasy:

He wanders into a wax museum on the exhibit’s last day… The museum comes alive… The mood turns steamy as different fantasies come into play.

A sobering sense of the inevitable begins to creep in … He’s getting married, but to whom?

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

2007 Finalist: Vine Shorts Fest Screenplay Competition, The Vine Entertainment – Staged Reading at The Promenade Playhouse, Santa Monica.

2007 First Round Qualifier: American Gem Short Screenplay Competition

 

THE SITTER“: SHORT FILM

Executive Producer

PLOT:

A husband reads the newspaper while his wife prepares herself to go out to dinner with him. They talk about the news– that children have been found dead in a local park. Their daughter Maya doesn’t want her parents to leave her for the evening, and when the babysitter Anna arrives, everything seems normal–although a little creepy, and once Mom and Dad leave, the babysitter bends down to reach Maya’s gaze revealing her vampire teeth. “Want to go to the park,” she says, and the film fades out.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Best Horror at New Mexico Filmmaker’s Showcase

 

THE BIG FLUSH“: SHORT FILM

Screenwriter/Executive Producer

PLOT:

In a public restroom, the camera pans the closed doors of 4 stalls, the first has an “out of order” sign on it. We hear gaseous noise, and one by one, three musicians (a guitar player, a bass player, and a trumpet player all wearing tuxedos) flush the toilets and come out of the stalls revealing their musical instruments. Finally, the last to come out is an old lady, Pat (from the “out of order” stall). She goes to wash her hands and is shocked to find in the mirror that behind her, the three musicians, wondering where all the noise came from– herself or the musicians.

 

FREAK” (ORIGINAL FEATURE-LENGTH SCREENPLAY, UN-PRODUCED)

Screenwriter

PLOT:

On the grounds of the posh Wakefield Academy, a prep school on the coast of New Hampshire, Miss Austin, a teacher, recognizes Ryan’s Tourette’s – providing him with both emotional and academic support. The two quickly form a special bond while Ryan struggles to win the heart of his fellow student, Marilyn. There’s a nice twist at the end that’ll cause tears of joy and sadness.

The audience easily identifies with the story’s message of self-acceptance. As Ryan embraces his angst he comes across a life-changing discovery.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

2009 Finalist: The Movie Deal

2008 Official Selection: Landlocked Film Festival, Iowa

2008 First Place Winner: Dead Center Film Festival Screenplay Competition

2008 Semifinalist: WriteMovies.com Scriptwriting Contest

2008 Top 10 Finalist: Creative Screenwriting Magazine’s AAA Screenwriting Competition

2007 First Place Winner: The Writers Place, Full-length Screenplay Writing Competition

2007 Semifinalist: Screenwriting Expo 6 (Los Angeles): top 20 of 3,000 script entries

2007 Semifinalist: Script Shark Insider Screenwriting Competition

2007 Official Selection: Bare Bones Film Festival

2007 Finalist: 21st Century Screenplays (working title: “Edge of the Ocean”)

2007 Semifinalist: WriteMovies.com Screenplay Competition (“Edge of the Ocean”)

2007 First Round Qualifier: Filmmakers International Screenwriting Awards

2006 Official Selection: Gloria International Film Festival, Screenwriting Competition (working title: “Angst”)

2006 Winner: Best Screenplay, New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (Los Angeles)

2006 Finalist: The Writers Place Screenwriting Competition

2006 Second Round Finalist: Slamdance Film Festival, Screenwriting Competition

2006 Quarterfinalist: Screenwriting Expo 5 (Los Angeles)

2006 Quarterfinalist: American Gem, Filmmakers International Screenplay Competition

2006 “Best Screenplay” Selection: Queens (NY) International Film Festival & Screenwriting Competition

2001 Golden Star Halo Award (top honor): Southern California Motion Picture Council – for civic-minded motion picture screenplays & writers (sponsored by the City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, Calif.)

1998 Official Selection: Telluride Independent Film Festival

 

STEPPING OUT

Best Lesbian Love Stories 2010 (Anthology) AVAILABLE ON AMAZON

Alyson Books, New York

Author/Contributor

PLOT:

True Love is unforgettable. Once it finds its way into our lives, it takes us on exciting new adventures and transforms our lives forever. Best Lesbian Love Stories collects the year’s top 17 tales of lesbian love. Whether it’s the butterflies that accompany a high school crush, the longing and final contact with the girl next door, a chance encounter among strangers that blossoms into sudden sexual intimacy or the enduring connection of long term partners, the stories n this collection are tender, passionate and hot.

EASY STEPS TO A PERFECT PEDICURE

Sexiest Soles: Erotic Stories About Feet and Shoes (Anthology) AVAILABLE ON AMAZON (5 STARS)

Alyson Books, New York

Author/Contributor

PLOT:

Delight in that delicious touch of steely stilettos … delicate arches … black motorcycle boots … sweaty size twelves. Whether it’s the gentle massage of a foot rub, the suckling of tempting toes, or a very private pedicure, this naughty collection of fetish erotica has no trouble putting its best foot forward. Both risky and risqué, Secret Soles will make more than an imprint on your desires.

Welcome to THE FETISH CHEST. It’s that secret place you go to unleash your inner fantasy and indulge your wildest dreams. It’s that hidden place where your hungers are satiated, and your obsessions are fulfilled. It’s that forbidden place where gender is transcended and sexuality has no limits. Unlock the chest, and live your fetish.

PORCELAIN UTOPIA“: PART ONE IN A SERIES OF FIVE (ALL UNDER FINAL REVISION WITH EDITOR)

Author/Novelist

http://www.porcelainutopia.com

PLOT:

Porcelain Utopia brings a crisp, manic tone to the field of transgressive literature. The novel details the consciousness of Benjamin J. Schreiber, a trust fund baby with an addiction problem, a constellation of lurid sexual fetishes that shrink into petrified silence in the presence of actual women, and a half-dozen psychiatric disorders ranging from Tourette’s syndrome to schizoaffective disorder. When the drifting, thirty-something writer is taken into police custody for trying to rob a non-cash bank with a threateningly brandished cell phone, his father pulls some strings that land him in court-appointed therapy. Ben’s therapy brings to light the alter ego of Georgie Gust, for whom Ben’s conceptualized a parallel life that both mirrors and channels his own turmoil. With the help of his therapist, Dr. C, Ben navigates the layers of Georgie’s existence, peeling away pieces of his own history, which begins to emerge with a disturbing clarity.

TEN YEARS“: SHORT FILM (IMDB)

Screenwriter/Producer/Director/Editor (NYU Film Production)

PLOT:

After ten years of separation, former prep school sweethearts meet coincidentally and discuss their hopes and dreams together in Long Island, New York. They spend the night together but move on their own separate ways by the morning as they struggle with their own inner conflicts.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

1999 Winner: Audience Award, Best Short Film, New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (arms in New York/LA (Laemmle Theatre)/Helsinki/Cannes)

1998 Official Selection: Ohio Independent Film Festival (Cleveland)

1998 Coopers (Private New York Cigar Lounge): showcased privately for former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s Birthday Celebration

1998 Channel 3 TV Nantucket, Rhode Island: “Independent Film Series” – host Jack Garner

1998 Geno Geng Film Festival (Rhode Island Television Program)

1998 Drexel, Mass. Public Television Station: televised twice (AM/PM)

1998 Official Selection: Clermont Ferrand (France) Film Festival & Film Library

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