Trent Harris (left) with Mel Halbach, 2007
|Born||June 9, 1952|
|Residence||Salt Lake City, Utah|
|Education||University of Utah, B.A., M.A.|
American Film Institute
|Rubin & Ed (Columbia Tristar, 1991 [which, over the years, has built a cult following)|
Plan 10 from Outer Space (1995)
Luna Mesa (2011)
Renowned for enigmatic works receiving an enthusiastic audience in retrospect, including a triptych of 1980 and 1984 dramatized shorts joined with the 1979 documentary short inspiring them: The Beaver Trilogy (2000)
(e.g.: Vérité; B-movie ironic;
|Home town||Rexburg, Idaho|
|Television||Salt Lake City broadcaster KUTV (writer-director of documentary shorts "Atomic Television," 1978–1981)|
|Awards||2001 Independent/Experimental Film and Video Award|
B-Movie Underground & Trash Film Festival's Groundbreakers Lifetime Achievement Award, 2014
|Notable works||Mondo Utah (1996)|
The Wild Goose Chronicles (1998)
Trent Harris (born 1952) is an independent filmmaker based in Salt Lake City, Utah. He wrote and directed the offbeat 1991 comedy Rubin and Ed, in which Crispin Glover and Howard Hesseman wander the desert looking for a suitable place to bury a frozen cat. In 2001 he released The Beaver Trilogy, a compilation film that documents his obsession with a man called Groovin' Gary (Richard Griffiths). The Beaver Trilogy features Sean Penn and Crispin Glover as Groovin' Gary in part two and part three, respectively. He also wrote and directed Plan 10 from Outer Space and Delightful Water Universe.
Harris has taught film and screenwriting classes at the University of Utah and has worked as a documentarian and television journalist.
In 2015 he was the subject of a documentary called Beaver Trilogy Part IV which examined his The Beaver Trilogy film and his relationship with its star, Richard Griffiths.
- "Trent Harris Filmography". Rate Your Music. 1952-06-09. Retrieved 2018-04-09.
- "Mr. Mondo | Cover Story | Salt Lake City | Salt Lake City Weekly". M.cityweekly.net. 2006-12-21. Retrieved 2018-04-09.
- "Archives West: Trent Harris independent film collection, 1977-2007". Archiveswest.orbiscascade.org. Retrieved 2018-04-09.
- "Trent Harris - Awards - IMDb". M.imdb.com. Retrieved 2018-04-09.
- Astle, Randy (May 1, 2013). "On Being a Cult Filmmaker: An Interview with Trent Harris". Filmmaker.
- Trent Harris Films, Official website
- Luna Mesa (hosts films)
- Trent Harris on IMDb
- Works by or about Trent Harris in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
- "Trent Harris independent film collection A0832", Special Collections and Archives, University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library, Salt Lake City (Contains over 300 audio visual pieces, within 35mm, 16mm, & 8mm film; U-matic, Betacam, VHS, DVCPro, Mini DV, Hi-8 videocassette; DVD, Blu-ray, & compact disc formats)
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