Sol Harris

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Sol Harris
Born
Sol Harris

(1990-03-19) 19 March 1990 (age 29)
Other namesSeñor Sevens[1]
OccupationProducer, director, writer, podcaster
Years active2005–present

Sol Harris (born 19 March 1990) is a British producer, director, writer and podcaster.[2][3][4][5] He is best known as the producer of feature film Finding Fatimah[6] and as host of the weekly film podcast "Diminishing Returns".[7]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Project Director Writer Producer Actor
2005 Every Street Dreams short film Yes (segment "White Crow")[8] Yes (segment "White Crow") No No
2011 Animation Fun-Pak short film Yes (co-directed with Calvin Dyson) Yes (co-written with Calvin Dyson) Yes (co-produced with Calvin Dyson) Yes
2015 Half My Faith, All My Struggle observational documentary series Yes (2nd unit) Yes (4 episodes) Yes No
2017 Finding Fatimah romantic comedy feature film Yes (2nd unit) Yes (characters and script doctor) Yes[9] Yes (uncredited cameo)

Writing[edit]

Harris worked with director, Oz Arshad, to develop the story and create the characters featured in Finding Fatimah before Arshad wrote the screenplay.[10] Afterwards, Harris served as the film's script doctor.[11]

Starting in 2017, Harris became a regular contributor to Starburst magazine.[12] He has previously written about film and TV for the website WhatCulture.[13]

Diminishing Returns podcast[edit]

In 2016, Harris launched the weekly film podcast, "Diminishing Returns", with co-hosts Calvin Dyson and Allen Turing.[14] The show sees the hosts reviewing a film before pitching their own ideas for what the sequel should be.[15][16]

The show was inspired by Dyson's webseries, "My Weekly Bond", in which he reviewed one James Bond film a week.[17] As friends and film-fans, Dyson had pushed Harris to watch the James Bond series, with Harris generally being unimpressed. They decided to build a podcast around their resulting discussions,[18] with the podcast repeatedly returning to the James Bond franchise as a result.[19]

It has placed as highly as #3 in the UK TV & Film iTunes podcast chart.[20]

The Simpsons[edit]

Sol achieved notoriety as a die-hard fan of The Simpsons after a chart he produced, showcasing the show's perceived decline, became viral.[21][22][23][24] He had previously cited the show as a major influence on him.[25]

He has since appeared on a variety of radio shows as a "Simpsons expert", including appearances on Dermot and Dave and RTÉ.[26][27]

Note, the episode broadcast on 11 November 2001 is "The Parent Rap".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Diminishing Returns - About". Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  2. ^ "Someone spent 4 months watching all 28 seasons of The Simpsons to make a chart outlining show's decline". Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  3. ^ "NaSTA Previous Conferences and Awards". Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  4. ^ "Sol Harris - Awards". Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  5. ^ "Sol Harris". Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  6. ^ "Finding Fatimah". Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  7. ^ "Diminishing Returns - About". Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  8. ^ "Sol Harris". Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  9. ^ "Interview: Film producer Sol Harris on Finding Fatimah". Retrieved 25 April 2017.
  10. ^ "CloseShave TV Interview with Finding Fatimah Writer and director, Oz Arshad". Retrieved 25 April 2017.
  11. ^ "Finding Fatimah". Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  12. ^ "My Little Brony". Starburst issue 441. Starburst Publishing Limited. October 1, 2017.
  13. ^ "Sol Harris - WhatCulture Contributor". Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  14. ^ "Diminishing Returns by Diminishing Returns on Apple Podcasts". Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  15. ^ "Diminishing Returns". Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  16. ^ "Simpsons Analyzer talks The Simpsons and its "decline"". Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  17. ^ "Announcemnt: My New Podcast". Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  18. ^ SoundCloud (June 6, 2016). "1 - Dr. No" (Podcast). Diminishing Returns. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  19. ^ "61 - You Only Live Twice". Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  20. ^ "cast.market analytics for Diminishing Returns". cast.market. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  21. ^ "Sol Harris on Twitter". Sol Harris. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  22. ^ "This genius chart that tracks the decline in The Simpsons is too real". Techly. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  23. ^ "The Decline In The Quality Of 'Simpsons' Episodes, Charted". Digg. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  24. ^ "Fan Perfectly Charts The 27 Year Decline Of The Simpsons". Comedy Central. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  25. ^ "Interview: Film producer Sol Harris on Finding Fatimah - print edition". Warrington Guardian. Warrington Guardian. May 2, 2017.
  26. ^ "Someone Re-Watched The Simpsons Then Charted Its Decline And It's Glorious". Today FM. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  27. ^ "The Decline Of The Simpsons - RTE - The Ryan Tubridy Show". Raidió Teilifís Éireann. Retrieved October 11, 2017.

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