Director Allan Harmon talks T.V.’s “Wolf Canyon” starring Kevin Sorbo
Really Real Film’s Allan Harmon’s career began 34 years ago as a stage producer, director, and actor. Harmon, originally from upstate New York, toured theatres throughout the United States and Canada, but decided instead to pursue a career in film, television and commercials. He worked as an Assistant Director, Unit Manager and Producer for companies like CBS, Lifetime, CBC, USA Network, Columbia, Tristar, Lions Gate, NBC, MGM, Universal, Fox, ABC, Disney, Paramount, Polygram and Warner Brothers.
Fifteen years ago, Harmon’s directorial credentials led him to major projects. He directed productions for Warner Brothers (“Police Academy”); Tribune/Fireworks/Alliance (“Nightman,” “Andromeda”); TV Ontario (“A Question of Justice”); and the CBC (“Street Legal, Material World”).
In 1998 he and his wife, Cynde, established the Vancouver, British Columbia-based entertainment company, Really Real Films. Their diverse business provided services for film and television throughout Canada and the U.S., and produced award-winning commercials for an elite international clientele: Chanel No 5, directed by Ridley Scott (“Gladiator,” “BladeRunner”); L’Oreal featuring Mila Javovich (“The Messenger,” “Resident Evil,” “Zoolander”); and Humex (Winner Lion D’Or at CANNES).
Harmon directed the feature film, “Afghan Knights,” starring Michael Madsen (“Reservoir Dogs”), Gary Stretch (“Alexander” and “9/11”), Steve Bacic (“Andromeda”), and Chris Kramer (“The Collector”). He added two Lifetime movies to his resume, “Passion’s Web” and “Second Sight,” for which he was nominated Best Direction for a feature length film at the 2008 Leo Awards. He then completed “Trust,” an MOW for TF1 network and Vancouver’s Insight Films, and co-produced and directed Really Real Films’ children’s pilot, “The Magic Backpack,” on “The Greenhouse Effect.”
He is currently anticipating the December 25, 2009 premier of “Wolf Canyon,” the pilot for a half-hour comedy series starring Kevin Sorbo that he co-produced and directed for APTN.
Mr. Harmon graciously answered a few questions for us about “Wolf Canyon.” More…. http://sorbowriter.wordpress.com/interview-with-allan-harmon/