Harmony Korine

Screenwriter, Director, Actor
Whether viewed as auteur or provocateur, writer-director Harmony Korine's body of work, including "Kids" (1995), "Gummo" (1997) and "Spring Breakers" (2013), offered some of the most unique, disturbing visions in ... Read more »
Born: 01/04/1973 in Bolinas, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (10)

Manglehorn 2015 (Movie)

Gary (Actor)

Mr. X: A Vision of Leos Carax 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Stoker 2013 (Movie)

Mr. Feldman (Actor)

Sleepless Nights Stories 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Trash Humpers 2010 (Movie)

Herve (Actor)

Beautiful Losers 2008 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Last Days 2005 (Movie)

Guy in Club (Actor)

Conversations in World Cinema 1999 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Name of This Film Is Dogme95 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Gummo 1997 (Movie)

Boy on Couch (Actor)
Writer (8)

Spring Breakers 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Fourth Dimension 2011 (Movie)

(The Lotus Community Workshop) (Screenplay)

Trash Humpers 2010 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Mister Lonely 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Ken Park 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Julien Donkey-Boy 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Gummo 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Kids 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (7)

Spring Breakers 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

The Fourth Dimension 2011 (Movie)

(The Lotus Community Workshop) (Director)

Trash Humpers 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

Mister Lonely 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

David Blaine: Magic Man 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Segment Director

Julien Donkey-Boy 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Gummo 1997 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (2)

The Double 2014 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

The Dirty Ones 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)
Camera, Film, & Tape (1)

Trash Humpers 2010 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)
Other (2)

David Blaine: Dive of Death 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Consultant

Good Will Hunting 1997 (Movie)

jail consultant (Consultant)

Biography

Whether viewed as auteur or provocateur, writer-director Harmony Korine's body of work, including "Kids" (1995), "Gummo" (1997) and "Spring Breakers" (2013), offered some of the most unique, disturbing visions in American arthouse cinema. Korine's features orbited a darkly comic world populated by dysfunctional families, mentally disturbed protagonists, and characters driven by poverty, circumstance and fate to indulge in behavior that repulsed and amazed critics and audiences. He began as a teenager, penning the abrasive "Kids" for director Larry Clark before making his directorial debut with "Gummo," a nightmarish drama about the unhinged residents of a hurricane-ravaged town. Both films minted Korine as the latest enfant terrible of independent film, though his most supportive critics insisted his features, though often difficult to watch, were more than collages of unpleasant imagery and more akin to an exploration of American life at its most extreme and mundane, which placed Korine on par with such filmmakers as John Cassavetes, Robert Altman and Terrence Malick. Korine's aesthetic changed with each project, moving from the polished dream structure of "Mister Lonely" (2007) to the ultra-lo-fi photography of "Trash Humpers" (2009) and Hollywood genre film turned on its ear with "Spring Breakers" (2013). Loved and loathed with equal degrees of fervor, Harmony Korine cemented his position as one of the most fearless independent filmmakers of the 20th century and beyond.

Relationships

Avi Korine Screenplay

Brother
Co-wrote "Mister Lonely" (2008) with his brother

Sol Korine

Father
Korine has told various interviewers different stories about his upbringing and his father's occupations

Joyce Korine

Grandmother
Korine lived with her in Queens appeared in "Julien Donkey-Boy" (1999)

Chloë Sevigny Actor

Companion
Had on-again, off-again romantic relationship

EDUCATION

New York University

New York , New York
Dropped out after one semester

Milestones

2008

Directed third feature, "Mister Lonely" starring Diego Luna and Samantha Morton; co-written by his brother, Avi Korine

2003

Filmed the TV documentary, "Above the Below" about David Blaine's 44-day stunt in a park over the bank of River Thames in London inside a suspended Plexiglas box

2002

Penned "Ken Park" several years before it was released by director Larry Clarke

1999

Directed (also wrote) second film based on the experiences of his schizophrenic uncle, "Julien Donkey-Boy"

1997

Feature directorial debut, "Gummo"; also scripted

1995

Wrote screenplay for Clark's first feature film "Kids"

Met Larry Clark, when Clark was photographing skateboarders in Washington Square Park

Bonus Trivia

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On veering from linear story-telling: "I think you should put everything you love in a film. Why do you have to connect one thing to another?" - Korine to the Village Voice, July 25, 1995

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