The Lunacy Team
Producer, Director, Head-Honcho
A native of Louisville, Pollard is in the process of completing post on the thriller Rust Creek, directed by Jen McGowan (Kelly & Cal) and written by Julie Lipson. It marks the eighth feature film Pollard has produced in whole or part in his home state of Kentucky.
Recent producing credits include the powerful high school drama And Then I Go (2017 LA Film Festival premiere, directed by Vincent Grashaw), David Haskell’s debut feature The Outdoorsman (premiering at the 2017 Austin Film Festival), Alexandra Shiva’s forthcoming Syrian refugee documentary, and Zachary Trietz’s Men Go to Battle (Winner of the Best Narrative Feature at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival).
Lunacy’s current production slate includes the thriller Three Day Weekend (directed by Wyatt McDill, just wrapped production outside Minneapolis) and the uproarious rom-com Plus One (written & directed by Andrew Rhymer & Jeff Chan, produced by Ross Putman and Red Hour Films).
Pollard has also directed two features; Nice Guys Sleep Alone and Keep Your Distance. In his spare time he teaches at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts and Film Independent. He holds a degree in business from Georgetown, an MFA in film from USC, is member of the DGA and PGA, and serves on the boards of the Louisville Film Society and GU’s Alumni Board of Governors.
Director of Development
A Connecticut native, Harris received bachelor’s degrees in English and Political Science from Southern Connecticut State University while working as a film critic for the New Haven Register. He relocated to Los Angeles to earn his MFA in Film and Television Production from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, where he focused on writing, directing, and editing. Harris currently serves as Lunacy Productions’ Director of Development, working with writers and producers to strengthen Lunacy’s slate and discover exciting new content.
At Lunacy, Harris is currently overseeing numerous projects in development that are full of potential, including the riveting two-hander The Man Who Knew Belle Starr (based on the award-winning Richard Bausch short story and adapted by Rust Creek writer Julie Lipson), the bourbon-soaked caper comedy The Barnaby Legacy (written by David McCraken and Outdoorsman director David Haskell), Begin River Road, a family drama based on the Chris Bohjalian best-seller, and Alas, Babylon, a post-apocalyptic survival parable based on Pat-Frank’s classic cold-war era novel.
Along with a keen eye for recognizing riveting and pertinent stories, Harris is also a talented artist, and contributes to the ever ongoing development process by frequently contributing his storyboarding skills.
Post Production Supervisor
Alexandra is a director, editor, storyboard artist, voice over artist, and overall creative extraordinaire. She received her MFA from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts program in December 2012, with an emphasis in directing. Prior to that, she graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a major in Film & Media Studies and a minor in Archaeology.
She has directed many short films and music videos and worked on many other award-winning projects in various roles. Alexandra is also a talented storyboard artist. She has done storyboard art for Lunacy’s upcoming thriller RUST CREEK, and has done storyboards for Bryan Singer and Felicia Day. She has also worked on spec for Stan Lee and Phil X & The Drills.
Derek is a Pacific Northwest hippie with a passion for telling stories sonically through sound design. Originally from Seattle, Derek serves as Lunacy’s production coordinator and in-house sound designer. Though he’s a sound designer by trade, Derek has a knowledge and respect for all areas of filmmaking, from directing to gaffing and everything in-between. He holds a BA in Mass Communication from Northwest Nazarene University and MFA in Film & TV Production from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. Derek doesn’t have a home, he just goes wherever he’s called to work.
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