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About Harrison Killian

Harrison Killian is a musician and producer of animated films. He resides on a mountaintop in Liberty, located in the Catskill Mountains of New York. Primarily self-taught, he has thus far created all aspects of his films using his own combination of stop-motion animation and CGI. He sculpts and fabricates the characters, writes the scripts, and designs and builds the sets. He also plays percussion, bass, keyboard, and guitar. The musical scores for his films utilize both music recorded by other artists, and music that he plays, records and arranges. His last stop-motion animated short film ‘Dream With Me’, is a music video produced in collaboration with the songwriter. Though primitive compared to the animating techniques he has since developed, ‘Dream With Me’ has been screened and/or won awards in 21 film festivals globally and throughout the US, and is available on Amazon Prime. Harrison is currently producing 'Rider On The Storm', a short film that is a scene from a feature-length screenplay he wrote and is also currently in the process of pre-production.

List of Screenings
& Awards

The following is a list of film festivals where my films have been screened and won awards:

‘Artificial Intelligence’ HIMPFF-Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival, LA, CA, USA, March 31, 2016 - Award Winner for Animation Short;

‘Doors to his Mind’ Artists Lovers Extravaganza, University of Central Arkansas, AR, USA, April 13, 2016 - Selected for screening;

‘Stolen’ LAIFFA-Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards, LA, CA, USA, May 31, 2016 - Selected for screening;

‘Stolen’ Hsin-Yi Children’s Animation Awards in Taipei, Taiwan on May 31, 2016 - Selected for screening;

‘Faces of the Moon’ LAIFFA-Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards, LA, CA, USA, June 30, 2016 - Selected for screening;

‘Stolen’ Grand IndieWise Convention in Miami, FLA, USA, September 10, 2016- Finalist and selected for screening;

‘Tribute to Paul Kantner’ Grand IndieWise Convention, Miami, FLA, USA, September 10, 2016 - Finalist and selected for screening.

‘Dream with Me’ was chosen for screening and awards at the following:

Guildford Free Film Festival, UK, April 6-September 9, 2017 -Semi-Finalist and selected

for screening,

North by Northeastern - Northeastern University, OK, USA, April 18, 2017 - Selected for screening;

Animation Paris Music Video Underground, LA, CA, USA, May 9, 2017 - Semi-Finalist and selected for screening;

International Music Video Underground, CA, USA , May 9, 2017 - Semi-Finalist and selected for screening;

Fisher Film Festival, SUNY Sullivan, NY, USA, May 16, 2017 - Selected for screening,

Buddha International Film Festival - Maharashtra, India, June 11, 2017 - Selected for screening;

Berlin Flash Film Festival, Berlin, Germany, June 25, 2017 - Selected for screening;

Santa Monica International Teen Film Festival - Santa Monica , CA, USA, July 8, 2017 - Winner Animation and selected for screening;

Largo Film Awards - Online Film Festival, July25, 2017 - Selected for screening;

Warwick Summer Arts and Milkweed Film Festival -
Warwick, NY, USA, July 27, 2017 - selected for screening;

Tioga Film Festival - Stanley, ND, USA, August 5, 2017 - Selected for screening;

Grand IndieWise Convention, Miami, Florida, USA, August 24, 2017 - Finalist and selected for screening;

Covellite International Film Festival - Butte, MO, USA, September 12, 2017 - Selected for screening;

MoziMotion - LA, CA, USA, September 27, 2017 - Selected for screening;

Catalina Film Festival, Catalina Island, CA, USA, September 30, 2017 - Selected for screening;

Mill Valley Film Festival - San Rafael, CA, USA, October 5, 2017 - Selected for screening;

San Mauro Film Festival - San Mauro, CA, USA - Selected for screening;

Caribbean Film Festival & Market, Freeport GB - Semi-Finalist and selected for screening;

The Lift-Off Sessions - December 9, 2018 - Selected for screening;

CineKasimanwa: Western Visayas Film Festival - Iloilo, Philippines, December 12, 2018 - Selected for screening;

Music Shorts Film Festival - Missoula, MT, USA, May 14, 2019 - Selected for screening;


Catskill Talks Guest Speaker - Wurtsboro Art Alliance - July 20, 2019 Slipper Room - Presentation of various films - SOHO, NY - April 1, 2019

News & Reviews

  • "Article on Harrison Killian "
 River Reporter

  • "Young Artist Makes Mark With Stop Motion Animation"

    Times Herald Record makes-mark-with-stop- motion-animation

  • "Killian Makes Mark With Stop-Motion Animation"

    Sullivan County Democrat

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