by Daniel Corey
Greetings, DangerKatts! Welcome to Episode XI of MAKERS, where I speak with artists who make and shape culture! This week, I had a chance to interview actor/producer/dancer/voiceover artist/all-around amazing human Laurel Harris!
Laurel Harris is an award-winning producer and actress best known as Willem Dafoe’s wife in the screen adaptation of Dean Koontz’s best selling novel, Odd Thomas, and loved by young girls worldwide for the American Girl film, Saige Paints the Sky, opposite Jane Seymour. Her extensive TV Credits include ABC, NBC, CW and Disney, and feature films with STARZ, Paramount and Fusion. As a producer, Laurel has garnered an EMMY award from the Heartland Chapter, as well as multiple NATOA and TELLY Awards. She’s worked with many notable figures, including Nobel Peace Laureates Archbishop Desmond Tutu and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, while traveling the world to film their stories and work alongside teams from the BBC and PBS. During these adventures, Laurel developed a passion for creating media that highlights underserved populations under her Laurel Leaf Productions banner.
Laurel also co-starred in good friend James Cotten‘s award-winning film, Painted Woman! Also, notably, Laurel portrayed the lead character from my comic, BLOODWORTH, in an amazing photo series! Check it out in my feature Laurel Harris Brings BLOODWORTH to Life!
Watch the video below to hear all about Laurel’s career, including the upcoming book she co-authored, Break Free!
Check out the press release for Break Free, the upcoming book co-authored by Laurel!
Watch Laurel’s feature films Odd Thomas, Saige Paints the Sky, and Painted Woman. Also, be sure to watch the documentary that she narrated for PeaceJam, The Dalai Lama – Scientist, wherein Laurel Harris is billed second to none other than His Holiness the Dalai Lama himself!
Read the feature about Laurel in Variety International, and check out her column in Backstage!
Check out Laurel’s Homepage, and link to her social channels on Instagram and Twitter.
Check out some of the photos that I worked on with Laurel, including some of the BLOODWORTH shots that we collaborated on with Jesse Saler, Mary-Kate Gales and Chris Fenoglio:
And here are some recent portfolio shots that I took of Laurel:
Laurel is an absolute champ and a MAKER extraordinaire, and I am happy to call her a fellow DangerKatt!
Thanks for joining me this week, DangerKatts! Until next time!
- Daniel Corey