With more than 80 films to his credit, Harrison has directed documentaries for nearly every broadcast and cable network.
Most often, his films deal with themes of history, biography and the arts. Among his productions are: HATCHING SHAKESPEARE (UMC), THE LOST KENNEDY HOME MOVIES (History), BENNY CARTER: SYMPHONY IN RIFFS (A&E), THE INDOMITABLE TEDDY ROOSEVELT (ABC; Emmy Nominee), THEY CAME TO PLAY (PBS), OBSESSED WITH VERTIGO (AMC) and the Native American-themed feature film, THE LEGEND OF TWO-PATH.
He has created tributes for seven ACADEMY AWARDS telecasts, and co-produced three AFI Life Achievement Specials. He is a past president of the International Documentary Association, and created the IDA Awards. Harrison has served on media arts panels for the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Rockefeller Foundation. He has lectured on film at USC, UCLA, AFI, the North Carolina School of the Arts and other schools.
In 2012, Harrison traveled to South Korea to speak about film for the U.S. State Department and USC’s program, American Film Showcase. For more info, visit: www.harrisonengle.com