Lindenhurst High School
State University of New York at Purchase Film School
Massachusetts College of Art
Helmed "Fay Grim," a sequel to his 1997 film "Henry Fool" starring Parker Posey as a single mom thrown into a world of international espionage
Helmed the feature "The Girl From Monday" about a time in the near future when citizens are happy to be property traded on the stock exchange
Wrote and directed "No Such Thing", an adaptation of "Beauty and the Beast"
Debut as playwright with "Soon", produced in Los Angeles
Directed and wrote and the short "Kimono"
Made the short "The Book of Life"
Garnered critical acclaim for "Henry Fool"; screened at Cannes where it won the screenplay award
Helmed the tripartite "Flirt", which incorporated the 1993 short of the same name
Wrote and directed "Amateur"
Made short film "Flirt"; later incorporated into the 1995 feature of the same title
"Surviving Desire", his first work made expressly for TV, broadcast on "American Playhouse" on PBS
Short films, the 10-minute "Ambition" and the 17-minute "Theory of Achievement", broadcast on PBS' "Alive From Off Center"
Made feature directing, screenwriting, producing and editing debut with "The Unbelievable Truth"
Completed his student thesis film, "Kid"
After his mother's death, went to live with various relatives
Began freelancing on commercials and feature films
Raised in Lindenhurst, Long Island, NY
Left art school in Boston; made eight super-8 films before enrolling in the film department at SUNY, Purchase
Hartley has used the pseudonym of Ned Rifle when he composes the scores for his films. Ned Rifle was the name of the hero of his first film "Kid".