Brief Bio Stampa

 

H. W. Freedman

Playwright - Screenwriter - Author - Theatre Director

 

Books and Plays available for purchase:


The second edition of my Historical Fiction Novel, Irina's Eye, in Paperback click: Amazon, and

as an eBook click: Kindle.

Read Reviews of Irina's Eye here: Reviews


My Full-Length plays that can be purchased as an eBook are:

A Death in Brooklyn, click here

A Minute of Silence, click here

Ella´s Secret, click here

The Family Jewels, click here

Moscow Shadows, click here

Selling Off, click here

Something in Common, Click here

Tchaikovsky, click here

My one act play Whisper of Wings has been published as an eBook, click here.


See Trailers for the following plays:


Trailer - World Premier of Tchaikovsky (in Italian) - Click Here


Trailer - From the London Production of Something in Common - Click Here


Trailer - Italian premier of Ella's Secret (in Italian) - Click Here


NEWS 2019-2020

I am pleased to report that my Stage Play “Moscow Shadows” was just chosen by Nuovoimaie, “Bando Teatro 2018-2019” to receive funding for the 5 actors involved in our production that will be presented in Rome, Italy in the Italian language at Teatro Quirinetta in October 2020 under my direction. Our wonderful cast includes, Anna Galiena, Michetta Farinelli, Emiliano Coltorti, Lorenzo Acquaviva and Miriam Galanti. Moscow Shadows has already been produced in London to critical acclaim. For example, the critic for “The Independent” in London wrote: “…a drawing room comedy that…goes for and gets the laugh to be found in a fond portrayal of Jewish matriarchy.”

Sono lieto di dire che il mio copione per teatro “Moscow Shadows” ha vinto il "Bando Teatro 2018-2019" dal Nuovoimaie di ricevere tutte le spese di pagare nostro 5 attore quando presenteremo "Moscow Shadows" a Roma al Teatro Quirinetta nel Ottobre 2020 sotto la mia regia. I nostri attori stupendi sono, Anna Galiena, Michetta Farinelli, Emiliano Coltorti, Lorenzo Acquaviva e Miriam Galanti. “Moscow Shadows” era presentato a Londra e lodato dagli critici. Per esempio, il critico per “The Independent, London” ha scritto: “…una commedia da salotto che…cerca (e trova) la risata, in un affascinante ritratto del matriarcato ebraico…”


NEWS - 2017


L' Ultima Battaglia di Custer era presentato come messeinscena con musica dal vivo al Teatro Argot Studio, Roma

L' Ultima Battaglia di Custer (title in English "The Thieves Road") was presented with live music as a staged reading in Roma at Teatro Argot Studio


NEWS - 2015


Ella's Secret era presentato a Londra, Inghilterra al Teatro Baron's Court

Ella's Secret was presented in London, England at the Baron's Court Theatre

 

NEWS - 2014


Il mio Dramma Cajkovskij con musica dal vivo, era presentato al Teatro Dell'Orologio Sala Orfeo, poi al Teatro Comunale di Formello ed al Teatro Cristallo a Bolzano.

My play Tchaikovsky (in Italian) with live music, was presented at Teatro Dell'Orologio Sala Orfeo in Rome, then at Teatro Comunale di Formello and at Teatro Cristallo in Bolzano.



 

NEWS - 2013

 

The World Premiere Production of my play, Tchaikovsky, (in Italian) with live music, was presented at Teatro Millelire, Rome Italy. Read the English translations of the reviews here.

 

La Prima Mondiale del mio Dramma, Tchaikovsky con musica dal vivo, era presentato al Teatro Millelire, a Roma. Legge le recensioni qui.

and

Ella's Secret, (in Italian) was presented at Teatro Millelire, Rome Italy.

Ella's Secret, dramma, era presentato al Teatro Millelire, a Roma - legge le recensioni qui.


 

NEWS - 2012

 

The Post Office feature screenplay was chosen Best Screenplay at the 2012 European Spiritual Film Festival, Paris

 

Production

Ella's Secret, stage play was presented at the

"Spoleto La Mama Fringe Festival 2012, Italy"

Ella's Secret was produced in Rome, Italy at the Teatro Dell'Angelo and received rave reviews

Read the Reviews in English

Leggere le Recensioni in Italiano

Potete Guardare il Trailer Qui

See the Trailer Here


NEWS - 2011

Irina's Eye, a novel, published in Paperback and as an E-book.

To purchase Irina's Eye in Paperback click on either Amazon or Barnes & Noble

To purchase the eBook click on one of the following: iBookstore, Kindle, Nook, and Lulu..


Cover design by Anthony McEwan a/k/a Rugman


The Thieves Road full-length play was chosen Stageplay Winner by the 2011 Moondance International Film Festival.


The Post Office feature screenplay was an Official Selection at the 2011 Mexico International Film Festival.

 

 

Southern Justice feature screenplay was chosen Aloha Accolade Award Winner at the 2011 Honolulu Film Festival Awards.




NEWS - 2010

Winner Screen Play Competition CanadaSouthern Justice, 2010 Canadian International Film Festival Feature Screenplay Winner.

Southern Justice feature screenplay, also achieved Semi-Finalist selection in the 2010 RIFF Rhode Island Film Festival Screenplay Competition.


Selling Off feature screenplay, achieved Finalist selection in The Ace Fest 2010 Great American Screenplay Competition, and Honourable Mention at the 2010 Amsterdam Film Festival.

A Minute of Silence feature screenplay, achieved Semi-Finalist selection in the 2010 Slamdance Screenplay Competition.

Something in Common feature screenplay, achieved Quarter-Finalist status in the 2010 Writer’s Network Screenplay & Fiction Competition.

See below for additional Awards.

Brief Bio

Harris holds both British and American passports.

Theatre: Several of his full-length plays have been produced in the USA, UK, and Italy including, Cajkovskij (Tchaikovsky) (Teatro Dell'Orologio Sala Orfeo, Roma, Teatro Millelire, Roma and Teatro Cristallo di Bolzano, Directed by Harris), Ella's Secret (Barons Court Theatre, London, directed by Edward Davies.  Teatro Millelire, Roma, Spoleto La Mama Fringe Festival, e Teatro Dell'Angelo, Rome Italy, Ethnic Cultural Theatre, Seattle, Washington, USA, Directed by Harris), Selling Off (John Houseman Theatre, NYC, Directed by Gene Feist); Peanut Butter and Jelly (University of the Streets Theatre, NYC, Directed by Harris and starring Michael Moriarty in his NYC stage debut), There Aren't Any (NYC, Directed by Harris); Moscow Shadows (The New End Theatre, Hampstead, London, Directed by Philip Grout); A Minute of Silence (Upstairs at the Gatehouse, London, Directed by Harris); A Minute Of Silence achieved finalist status in the New Century Writers Awards and semi-finalist status in the Julie Harris Playwright Award Competition administered by the Beverly Hills Theatre Guild; Something in Common (Assembly Room Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and Warehouse Theatre, Croydon, London, both productions were Directed by Harris). Also a short play, Lunch With Sandy (The Machine Room Theatre, London, Directed by Emma Benson).  Harris directed a staged reading of The Family Jewels at the Criterion Theatre, Piccadilly Circus (West End). The Family Jewels achieved finalist status in the Sonoma County Repertory (California) Play Competition. Harris also directed a staged readings of Tchaikovsky at the Tristan Bates Theatre in Covent Gardens, London, and The Thieves Road in Italian at Teatro Argot Studio, Rome, Italy.

Film: Harris' feature-length Screenplays include Broken Thread, which was shot in India and the UK. The film was Produced by Deepak Nayar (At Eternity's Gate; Bend it Like Beckham; Buena Vista Social Club; Bride and Prejudice; Mistress of Spices) and Directed by Mahesh Mathai (Bhopal Express). Linus Roache and Saffron Burrows played the leading roles, and Andrea Corr played a feature role.  See the trailer here

Harris is a member of The Dramatists Guild NYC, Society of Authors UK, English PEN and SIAE Italy.


Awards

Name of Award: Best Screenplay, 2012 European Spiritual Film Festival, Paris France
Project Name: The Post Office


Name of Award: Stageplay Winner, 2011 Moondance International Film Festival
Project Name: The Thieves Road

Awarded by: Moondance International Film Festival
Year of Award: 2011


Name of Award: 2011 Mexico International Film Festival
Official Selection
Project Name: The Post Office

Awarded by: Mexico International Film Festival
Year of Award: 2011

 

Name of Award: 2011 Honolulu Film Festival
Aloha Accolade Award Winner
Project Name:
Southern Justice
Awarded by: Honolulu Film Festival
Year of Award: 2011

 

Name of Award: 2010 Amsterdam Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Honourable Mention
Project Name:
Selling Off
Awarded by: Amsterdam Film Festival, The Netherlands
Year of Award: 2010

 

Name of Award: The Ace Fest 2010 Great American Screenplay Competition
Finalist
Project Name:
Selling Off
Awarded by: Acefest 2010, NYC
Year of Award: 2010

 

Name of Award: 2010 Canadian International Film Festival - Special Selection
Fifth Place
Project Name:
Southern Justice
Awarded by: Canadian International Film Festival
Year of Award: 2010

Name of Award: 2010 Riff (Rhode Island Film Festival Screenplay Competition)
Semi-Finalist
Project Name:
Southern Justice
Awarded by: Riff, USA
Year of Award: 2010

Name of Award: 2010 Slamdance Screenplay Competition
Semi-Finalist
Project Name:
A Minute of Silence
Awarded by: Slamdance Screenplay Competition, USA
Year of Award: 2010

Name of Award: 2010 Writers Network Screenplay and Fiction Competition
Quarter-Finalist
Project Name:
Something in Common
Awarded by: Writers Network, USA
Year of Award: 2010

 

Name of Award: London Independent Film Festival Feature Screenplay Award
Finalist
Project-name:
The Post Office
Awarded by: Writemovies.com
Year of Award: 2008

Name of Award: Kaos Films British Feature Screenplay Competition
Semi-Finalist
Project-name:
The Post Office
Awarded by: Kaos Films, UK
Year of Award: 2008

Name of Award: Writemovies.com International Writing Contest
Semi-Finalist
Project-name:
The Family Jewels
Awarded by
: Writemovies.com
Year of Award: 2008

Name of Award: Writemovies.com International Writing Contest-Feature Screenplay
Honorable Mention (Fourth place)
Project-name:
Selling Off
Awarded by: Writemovies.com
Year of Award: 2007

Name of Award: Writemovies.com International Writing Contest Screenplay award
Finalist
Project-name:
Southern Justice
Awarded by: Writemovies.com
Year of Award: 2007

Name of Award: Writemovies.com International Writing Contest Screenplay award
Finalist
Project-name:
The Post Office
Awarded by: Writemovies.com
Year of Award: 2007

Name of Award: Writemovies.com International Writing Contest Screenplay award
Finalist
Project-name:
My Name Isn’t Judit
Awarded by: Writemovies.com
Year of Award: 2007

Name of Award: Writers' Network 15th Fiction Competition for Unpublished Novels
Quarter-finalist
Project-name:
Irina's Eye
Awarded by
: Writers' Network, California
Year of Award: 2007

Name of Award: William Faulkner Writing Competition for Unpublished Novels
Semi-finalist
Project-name:
Irina's Eye
Awarded by: William Faulkner, Pirates Alley
Year of Award: 2006

Name of Award: Slamdance Screenplay Competition
Quarter Finalist
Project-name
:
The Post Office
Awarded by: Slamdance Film Festival, California
Year of Award: 2006

Name of Award: Sonoma County Repertory Play Competition
Finalist
Project-name:
The Family Jewels
Awarded by: Sonoma County Repertory Theatre, Sonoma, California
Year of Award: 2002

Name of Award: New Century Playwright Awards
Finalist
Project-name:
A Minute of Silence
Awarded by: New Century Writers, California
Year of Award: 2001

Name of Award: Julie Harris Playwright Award
Semi-Finalist
Project-name:
A Minute of Silence
Awarded by: Beverly Hills Theatre Guild, Beverly Hills, California
Year of Award: 1998


Name of Award:

Kaos Films British Feature Screenplay Competition

Semi-Finalist
Project-name: The Post Office
Awarded by: Kaos Films, UK
Year of Award: 2008


Name of Award: Writemovies.com International Writing Contest

Semi-Finalist
Project-name: The Family Jewels
Awarded by: Writemovies.com
Year of Award: 2008


Name of Award: Writemovies.com International Writing Contest-Feature Screenplay

Honorable Mention (Fourth place)
Project-name: Selling Off
Awarded by: Writemovies.com
Year of Award: 2007


Name of Award: Writemovies.com International Writing Contest Screenplay award

Finalist
Project-name: Southern Justice
Awarded by: Writemovies.com
Year of Award: 2007


Name of Award: Writemovies.com International Writing Contest Screenplay award

Finalist
Project-name: The Post Office
Awarded by: Writemovies.com
Year of Award: 2007


Name of Award: Writemovies.com International Writing Contest Screenplay award

Finalist
Project-name: My Name Isn’t Judit
Awarded by: Writemovies.com
Year of Award: 2007


Name of Award: Writers' Network 15th Annual Fiction Competition for Unpublished Novels

Quarter-finalist
Project-name: Irina's Eye
Awarded by: Writers' Network, California
Year of Award: 2007


Name of Award: William Faulkner Writing Competition for Unpublished Novels

Semi-finalist
Project-name: Irina's Eye
Awarded by: William Faulkner, Pirates Alley
Year of Award: 2006


Name of Award: Slamdance Screenplay Competition

Quarter Finalist
Project-name: The Post Office
Awarded by: Slamdance Film Festival, California
Year of Award: 2006


Name of Award: Sonoma County Repertory Play Competition

Finalist
Project-name: The Family Jewels
Awarded by: Sonoma County Repertory Theatre, Sonoma, California
Year of Award: 2002


Name of Award: New Century Playwright Awards

Finalist
Project-name: A Minute of Silence
Awarded by: New Century Writers, California
Year of Award: 2001


Name of Award: Julie Harris Playwright Award

Semi-Finalist
Project-name: A Minute of Silence
Awarded by: Beverly Hills Theatre Guild, Beverly Hills, California
Year of Award: 1998