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An award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker, Harrison Witt has more than 20 years of professional production experience in cinematography and lighting.

Logging thousands of hours on set with directors like Richard Linklater, Quentin Tarantino, Terrence Malick, Spike Lee and Robert Rodriguez has been invaluable to Harrison’s development as a filmmaker and teacher. Similarly, learning camera and lighting techniques while working side by side with cinematographers like Roger Deakins, Emmanuel Lubezki, and Pawel Edelman, as well as industry leading gaffers and key grips, has provided Harrison an incredibly diverse, hands-on background in visual storytelling.

In addition to studio-level features, he has extensive experience across production environments, including independent narrative, documentary, television (narrative, reality, and news), commercial, music video, live performance, industrial, and still shoots. Harrison’s short film Chickenfüt was named Best Short at Salento Fear Fest (Italy) and Best in Show at the Blacklist Film Festival (Lake Tahoe) in 2008. His feature script Sister Sarah was selected for the Independent Film Project’s Emerging Narrative program in 2011. His current work is narrative focused in both feature and episodic forms.

Assistant Professor of Cinema Production
University of Mississippi - Department of Theatre & Film
curriculum vitae

Director of Photography

Charles & the Duke
narrative short
2019

  • Written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Mike Dolan, whose films have screened at Sundance and SXSW film festivals
  • The film is currently entered in domestic and international film festivals

Thank You A Lot
narrative feature
2014

  • Official Selection – SXSW Film Festival - Austin, TX – 2014

Zika Virus Outreach Project
educational documentary
2018

  • Funded by the National Association of Clinical Health Centers and produced for the Migrant Clinicians Network
  • The film will be used to train outreach workers in the mainland USA and on-site clinicians in Puerto Rico to help control the spread of Zika and other mosquito-born diseases in post-Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico

Cisco/Google
Commercial, Revelator Productions
2015

Greene County
narrative short
2017

  • Official Selection – Ozark Mountain Film Festival, Branson, MO – 2018
  • Official Selection – First Friday Film Fest, Kansas City, MO – 2018
  • Official Selection – Des Moines Arts Festival’s Interrobang Film Festival – 2017

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Commercial, Revelator Productions
2012

The Snow Monkeys of Texas
National Geographic documentary
1994

Mailbox Full
Commercial, Revelator Productions
2012

Writer / Director

MANGRY (teaser)
episodic pilot
2019

  • Funded with College of Liberal Arts Summer Research Grant
  • Blended cast and crew features professionals and current film students, actors, and recently graduated actors
  • Collaboration includes five tenured or tenure-track faculty

Chemical Nurse promo
crowd funding video
2016

  • Produced at Missouri State University as a collaboration between Media, Journalism & Film and Theatre & Dance Departments to raise productions funds for a feature film
  • The cast and crew are all University of Missouri students and teachers

Lil Mouse (opening sequence)
episodic pilot
2019

  • Official Selection Oxford Film Festival – 2019

Chickenfüt
narrative short
2008

  • Best Film - Blacklist Film Festival, Lake Tahoe – 2008
  • Best Short - Salento FearFest, Lecce, Italy – 2007
  • Official Selection - San Francisco Indie Festival – 2007
  • Official Selection - Austin Film Festival – 2007
  • Official Selection - New York City Horror Film Festival – 2007

Gaffer

Two Step (theatrical trailer)
narrative feature
2014

  • Official Selection SXSW – 2014
  • Official Selection Vancouver International Film Fest – 2014
  • Official Selection New Hampshire Film Festival – 2014

Budweiser Soccer
commercial (national spot)
2016

Rebellious Children of the Unconsciousness Mind
narrative feature
2011

The Fickle
narrative short
2011

  • Directed by Bryan Poyser
  • Produced by RSA Films (Ridley and Tony Scott)

Valero Texas Open
commercial (national spot)
2009

Student Films

The Mime Thief
Emily Hink - THEA 250
FALL 2017

Theatre Arts Promo
Chris Floyd - THEA 460
SPRING 2017

Cinematic Moment Project
EmilyFaye Cobb - THEA 360
FALL 2018

Cinematic Moment Project
Brady Shorter - THEA 360
FALL 2018

PASSWORDS
Chris Floyd - Independent Study
FALL 2018

  • Official Selection Oxford Film Festival – 2019
  • Official Selection UM Film Festival – 2018
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