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ryan stevens harris' "sweetest vacation"
Completed: October 2, 2022
Duration: 5 minutes & 51 seconds
Genre: Vacation/Holiday Dark Comedy Fantasy
Country: United States
Director: Ryan Stevens Harris-MFA
Lead: Phillip E. Walker-MFA
95th Academy Award® televised ceremony appearing Phillip E. Walker Stars in this much celebrated Serlingesque mini short film which leads viewers on a dark comedy fantasy romp through the mind. There an elder is thrusted into a different world . . . via some assistance.
With each month toping the previous one, 2022 was by far Phillip E. Walker's most successful entertainment industry year ever with his performances in four different feature films being released including a pivotal supporting role in Ryan Steven Harris' "Moon Garden"! In addition to his 66th short film "Sweetest Vacation's" meteoric rise since its Oct. 2, 2022 creation during a 48 hour time period, last October alone PhilE's (stage name): commercial hero dance performance in Rakuten's "Cash Back Shimmy with Steph Curry" was released with major NBA television airing; his homeless man tour de force starring role in Ogechi Musa's "Mateo and Cliff" was awarded distribution at https://jaromedia.watchjaro.com/media-type/pviff2022/ cumulating in an LA Africatown (Leimert Park) Hourly Film Screening Homeless Awareness live & in-person public showings & discussions; on Oct. 30th, Walker's SERENE Hollywood Hills ensemble dance performance in his 98th music video released that Month as J. D. Mata's "Spirit, Light & Love" at https://youtu.be/Z1gEKbyPbRo; he was cast in Oct. 2022 as a new video game model; his 8th annual Indigenous Film Retreats was held at Rancho Cucamonga's Victoria Garden's Cove and produced a multi award winning video of San Francisco musician Carmen Milagro's "On Being An Indigenous Entrepren-Artist" lecture/discussion; plus his Beverly Hills Lumiere Music Hall cinema Academy Award® Nomination Qualifying Standard Theatrical Ran "2022 Black History Month - a Phillip E. Walker Video Memoir" (which includes his "Inland Empire Film Channel Promo") continued in October 2022 to rack up more and more Awards with over 100 honors bestowed and counting; all while he also volunteered as Rancho Cucamonga Councilwoman Kristine Scott’s successful re-election campaign videographer. Then finally, relieved that there were no audition requests during super busy October 2022, the final two days of the Month produced a rash of seven self-tape audition requests - one away from his week record of eight such Media Requests accomplished earlier that year.
However, the first quarter of 2023 has already proven to be even better than Mr. Walker's total 2022 year, including him: having completed his wildly successful Black History Month 2023 California State Tour which included him being honored with a City of Rancho Cucamonga 2023 National Black History Month Proclamation; "Sweetest Vacation" being on the verge of becoming his most successful short film ever having already gained 100+ Awards and much, much more; being cast in a feature film leading role; launching his 100 Films Retreat; receiving multiple California Labor Commission cash awards; preparing to make his Official Music Video directorial debut with "Living Legend"; and having his Courteney Cox directorial debut, EJ Gallo Wine Clos Du Bois "Long Live" Dancing Principal Performer SAG National Commercial campaign being launched during the 95th Academy Award® televised ceremony. Who knows what the 2nd quarter of 2023 will bring for this full-time employed Hollywood talent and independent short film marketer / producer.
Ryan Stevens Harris is an award winning filmmaker, editor and exhibited artist. He grew up in North Carolina and Ohio, never far from the red glow of his mother’s darkroom, sketching on his drawing board and inventing stories. Later, he followed his passion by studying filmmaking both in London and at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles. From there he co-founded Fire Trial Films, a boutique production company focused on 35mm film production. In 2016, Harris directed “Whisper”, an animated music video for the indie band Playing to Vapors which was featured in a showcase at the SXSW Film Festival. Multi talented Harris edited the Lionsgate sci-fi blockbuster “Moonfall” (2022), as well as Netflix releases “2307: Winter’s Dream” (2016), “Darc” (2018) and “The Hard Way” (2019). He also cut “Watchtower” (2019), which was nominated for two Emmy’s and premiered at Festival de Cannes. Plus Ryan was an Additional Editor and Sound Designer on the war epic “Midway” (2019), which was #1 at the box office upon its release. Most recently, Harris wrote and directed “Moon Garden”, a lush dark fantasy shot on 35mm film stock with vintage lenses. This “Sweetest Vacation” volunteer director currently resides in Burbank, California.