AC Cinefest is proud to announce longtime friend of the AC Cinefest, Harris Haith, as our latest Mid-Atlantic Lifesaver Award winner. Join us on Sunday night (7:30 pm) at Dante Hall Theater for the award presentation.
Harris Haith’s movie career began in 1987 as an entourage extra in the stand-up comedy concert movie “Eddie Murphy – RAW.” He began his production career as a production assistant on the original “Foreman Boxing Magazine” on WWAC Channel 21 in Atlantic City in 1996. In 2007, his book “Growing Up Laughing” was used in the making of Biography – Eddie Murphy on the A&E Television Network.
Following a seven year absence from the movie industry due to illness, Haith returned after receiving a kidney transplant in 2008 to win the “Best Web Comedy Series Award for his “Pop Pop Dirty Foots” comedy series at the 2010 Hamptons Black International Film Festival.
In 2014 Haith produced the web series “Young Disciple” for which was rated one of the top series on Launch TV Network. Three years later, he co-founded and launched the Live Streaming – On Demand Provide Empowerment TV Network, creating his own distribution for movie and television content.
Also that year, Haith wrote, produced, directed, and starred in his first feature length movie “The Starks Coalition” which won four awards at The Atlantic City Cinefest including Best Actor, Best Director, Best Drama Feature. Additionally, the film’s co-star Eve Lora won Best Drama Supporting Actress.
In 2016 Haith wrote, produced, co-directed, and hosted the documentary “Land Of The Legendary” about the extraordinary amount of people who became highly successful, from his small one mile in circumference hometown in New York. The film won “Best Feature Documentary” at the 2016 Atlantic City Cinefest.