Richard L. Harrisson
Born in 1956 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Richard Harrison obtained his B.A. in journalism and French from the University of California Berkeley. He worked in film for producers Francis Ford Coppola and Roger Corman in San Francisco and Los Angeles. In 1991, he obtained his M.F.A. in cinema and television from UCLA. He produced the following video documentaries : The Space of Pottery (1991); Drawing on Life (1992); and Tim Miller: Loud & Queer (1993). These videos won him several prizes, among them an Emmy Award, and have been shown at a number of festivals around the world. In 1995, he made a Videographe co-production in Montreal entitled The New Room/Ruth Means Sorrow which, unlike his documentaries, takes on a more personal form acting as a diary-essay of sorts. He currently lives in Vancouver where, in 2003, he embarked upon a Ph.D. program in Counselling Psychology at University of British Columbia.