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Jonathan Harnisch/Porcelain Utopia

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Jonathan Harnisch [Fat Man Media]

http://pro.imdb.com/name/nm0994321/

Demo Reel (F@#king Wonderland/I am Jonathan [Trailer])

A never-been-done before study of psychosis and schizoaffective disorder as Jonathan Harnisch saw it through his own ‘schizophrenic lens’ from 2009 to 2010. Previously entitled ‘F@#king Wonderland,’ ‘I am Jonathan’ is an educational and inspiring film documentary.

Video URL: http://pro.imdb.com/video/demo_reel/vi169648409/

Demo Reel (On the Bus [Trailer])

On the Bus is a psychological thriller about the experiences of Larry (played by Mark Schrier), a mentally disturbed man, who rides a bus and bothers passengers based on recent circumstances in his life. The film has a surprise ending that startles the audience, but ties the fragmented story together in a dramatic conclusion.

Video URL: http://pro.imdb.com/video/demo_reel/vi387752217/

Demo Reel (Wax [Trailer])

George storms into a wax museum. The museum comes alive. Moods turn steamy as different fantasies come into play. A sobering sense of the inevitable begins to creep in.

Video URL: http://pro.imdb.com/video/demo_reel/vi136093977/

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Porcelain Utopia’s Channel on Vimeo:

https://vimeo.com/channels/247083 

YouTube Channel [Porcelain Utopia]:

http://www.youtube.com/user/PorcelainUtopia?feature=mhee












WAX:


Writer and Executive Producer

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

  1. 2007 Finalist: Vine Shorts Fest Screenplay Competition, The Vine Entertainment – Staged Reading at The Promenade Playhouse, Santa Monica.
  2. 2007 First Round Qualifier: American Gem Short Screenplay Competition.

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ON THE BUS:

Writer and Executive Producer

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

  1. Indie Film Award: Best Short Film
  2. Indie Film Award: Best Lead Actor
  3. Indie Film Award: Best Direction
  4. Indie Film Award: Best Cinematography
  5. Indie Film Award: Best Writing
  6. Accolade Award: Best Lead Actor
  7. Accolade Award: Best Direction
  8. Accolade Award: Best Editing
  9. ReelHeART Film Festival: Honorable Mention
  10. SkyFest Film Festival: 4th Place
  11. Sarasota Fringe Festival: Finalist
  12. Macon Film Festival: Finalist
  13. Bare Bones Film Festival: Finalist
  14. Kent Film Festival: Finalist
  15. Indie Film Jam: Finalist
  16. Motion Film Festival: Finalist
  17. Big Bear Lake FilmFestival: Finalist
  18. Live Interviews with the filmmakers on CBS and NBC TV

Press

  1. The Accolade
  2. Film New Mexico
  3. Alibi Magazine
  4. Multivu
  5. Official Website

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TEN YEARS:

Writer, Producer, Director and Editor

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

  1. 1999 Winner: Audience Award, Best Short Film, New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (arms in New York/LA (Laemmle Theatre)/Helsinki/Cannes)
  2. 1998 Official Selection: Ohio Independent Film Festival (Cleveland)
  3. 1998 Coopers (Private New York Cigar Lounge): showcased privately for former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s Birthday Celebration
  4. 1998 Channel 3 TV Nantucket, Rhode Island: “Independent Film Series” – host Jack Garner
  5. 1998 Geno Geng Film Festival (Rhode Island Television Program)
  6. 1998 Drexel, Mass. Public Television Station: televised twice (AM/PM)
  7. 1998 Official Selection: Clermont Ferrand (France) Film Festival & Film Library

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THE SITTER

Executive Producer

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

  1. Best Horror at New Mexico Filmmaker’s Showcase

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THE BIG FLUSH:

Writer and 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.

 

And much more on the Net.

Jonathan Harnisch

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