Daniel J Harris

Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Inspired by the Maysles brothers' 1968 documentary "Salesman", South African-born Daniel J Harris fashioned the satirical "The Bible and Gun Club" (1996). The black-and-white film followed the exploits of a group of ... Read more »
Born: in South Africa

Filmography

other (5)

I Want To Be An American 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

I Want To Be An American 2012 (Movie)

("Rosa") (Director)

The Bible and Gun Club 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Bible and Gun Club 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Bible and Gun Club 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Inspired by the Maysles brothers' 1968 documentary "Salesman", South African-born Daniel J Harris fashioned the satirical "The Bible and Gun Club" (1996). The black-and-white film followed the exploits of a group of middle-aged salesmen (played by real-life non-acting salesmen) attending a convention in Las Vegas and premiered at the Hamptons Film Festival. In 1997, it was screen at Locarno where it earned a special jury prize. Harris, who graduated from the Michaelis School of Fine Arts at the University of Capetown, emigrated to L.A. where he worked in animation before making his acclaimed feature debut.

EDUCATION

Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town

1987

Milestones

1997

Directed first feature, the black & white comic satire "The Bible and Gun Club"; also scripted and produced

Raised in South Africa

Moved to L.A.

Bonus Trivia

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Harris was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the 1996 Slamdance Film Festival

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