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About jharden

Yep, my name is John Harden alright. I write screenplays and ad copy. I draw pictures and design things. I make videos and call them films (but I’m old enough to remember Super-8). I live in Northern California. I don't worry about earthquakes. ← Older posts

Watch this!

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I’m delighted to announce I’ve been named one of 25 “Screenwriters to Watch” for 2020, by the International Screenwriter’s Association. Come see my glorious bio!

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ANAESTHESIA wins a table read

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My 9-page sci-fi screenplay ANAESTHESIA has won the “Table Read My Screenplay” contest in the short film category. A reading/performance has been recorded by actors – listen to it here.

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Now accepting queries!

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Little Room Media is seeking smart Sci-fi and Comedy. We are looking for completed scripts of any length in the smart science fiction or comedy genres. If your story checks both boxes, all the better. Scripts should be geared to … Continue reading

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Hollywoodland

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Our sci-fi drama NEW will screen November 3 at the historic (formerly Grauman’s) Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard! It kicks off a whole evening of short films presented by the Hollyshorts Film Festival. As the writer and director I’ll be … Continue reading

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With a bang!

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NEW played its last film festival a few weeks ago, part of the Pensacon Comic Con in Pensacola, Florida… and won the jury prize for best short film! This trophy recently arrived in the mail. A nice way to wrap … Continue reading

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Thousands of Eyes On Us

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Our sci-fi short film NEW debuted online November 2, and the response has been very gratifying indeed. As I write this post, we’re coming up on our 15,000th view. For a three-day period in early November, we were clocking around … Continue reading

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Now playing on an internet near you!

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After festival dates in the US and UK, and snagging a “Critic’s Choice” award at FilmFest Twain Harte, my latest film NEW is now online and free to view! NEW is a 16-minute drama about an elderly couple restored to … Continue reading

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The perks

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At long last the discs and other perks are in hand. Donors, watch your mailboxes! And, I thank you for your patience. The discs are beautiful, and loaded with extras, and I hope you’ll agree they were worth the wait. … Continue reading

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Me talk pretty about crowdfunding

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So I’ll be at Petaluma Community Access TV tonight; they’ve asked me to give a talk about crowdfunding for filmmakers. I’m not claiming to be an expert on crowdfunding, but I am crackerjack at Googling things. That’s how I learned … Continue reading

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Desirable objects

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At last, the long-awaited Blu-Rays and DVDs of NEW are coming together. I’m really pretty excited about that the package we’re assembling. In addition to the film itself, we’re throwing in a ton of bonus material: visual effects demos, production … Continue reading

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