Films completed or in current production by Harry Musselwhite
“Der Greis (The Old Man)” – completed short film (2010)
[Produced, Written, and Directed by Harry Musselwhite]
Set to the music of Franz Joseph Haydn, this short film depicts the last moments in a wanderer’s life as he contemplates his passions, loves, and music.
Special Jury Award, Best Film Score, 2012 Winter Shorts Film Festival
Screened at Albuquerque Film Festival, Southern Appalachian Film Festival, Macon Film Festival, Prescott Film Festival, Mountain Madness Film Festival; Rome International Film Festival
“Next of Kin” (2011) – completed short film
[Produced, Written, Directed, and Starring Harry Musselwhite]
Set in 2052, Next of Kin is the story of two rangers who ride out seeking a lost daughter and lover who may be secreted in an abandoned Chinese prison camp. A post apocalyptical action/western.
Screened at The Macon Film Festival (2012), The Rome International Film Festival (2012), The Secret City Film Festival (2012), ChattaMovies (2012), Atlanta’s Get Connected Film Event (2012)
“The World’s Greatest Screenwriter” (2013) – short comedy
“Air on a G String” (2013) – experimental film in pre-production
Screenplays by Harry Musselwhite
“Martha Berry” – historical/action biopic:
Born into a Georgia family of means, a young woman decides to dedicate her life to the education of poor Appalachian mountain children, and with the help of some America’s most famous figures (Teddy Roosevelt, Henry Ford, etc.), she realizes her dream in spite of tremendous obstacles.
From a leading New York literary agent: “Martha Berry is an Academy Award winning vehicle for a lucky actor….”
From the top Atlanta script consultant: “Martha Berry is a near perfect screenplay.”
Finalist, Best Screenplay, 2012 The Charleston International Film Festival; Finalist, Best Screenplay, 2012 Dixie Film Festival, Athens, GA; Semi-Finalist in Hollywood’s Kairos Prize as most spiritually uplifting screenplay of 2008
“Sticking Point” – contemporary action/drama
At the funeral of two show business brothers, one a famous agent and the other a famous conductor, three clients discover a murder plot against them. Two rock and roll stars and a beautiful opera singer are driven by a legendary drunken country western singer in a mad dash across the country as they all hope to find who wants them dead, and more importantly, that they make their next gig.
“The Roman” – historical action/thriller
A handsome Roman Catholic Priest secretly enters 17th century England and is hounded by vicious Anglican Agents bent on his destruction. A faithful landowner and his striking daughter complicate the priest’s difficult task in an England hostile to the Roman church.
UK Film Council was very interested in this property, requested it be resubmitted with attachments.
“Incomer” – sci-fi/action
A wounded intergalactic warrior crashes near an adobe chapel managed by a handsome parish priest in northern New Mexico. The two, avoiding ruthless bounty hunters, government scientists, and the United States Army, must use the Los Alamos Science Laboratories to contact rescuers on the home planet of the “Incomer”.
“Incomer” was optioned by Santa Fe based DeVargas Productions. Option has lapsed and is back in the writer’s hands.
Status – available
“Curtis the Baseball Mouse” – animated film
Curtis the Baseball Mouse lives in the Big Green Monster scoreboard in Boston’s Fenway Park. His dream is to finally catch a homerun ball, but an evil groundskeeper is bent on the mouse’s destruction.
England’s famous Aardman Animations (Wallace and Gromit) took a high level look at “Curtis”, but ultimately passed due to the baseball nature of the film and their English roots.
“The Music Master” – operatic/comedy short
A blustery opera conductor has the hots for one of his flute players in a contemporary setting of the Pergolesi one act opera. (Additional dialogue by Harry Musselwhite)
“Martin the Guitar” – children’s illustrated book – a lower east side music store comes to life every evening as instruments compete for a place of honor in the music store world and its warm hearted owner.
Story by Harry Musselwhite
Illustrations by Brian Barr
Published by Centerstream Publishing Summer 2012, moving high on lists on amazon.com, barnes & nobles.com and more
Plan: Sequel and animated film
“Horse People” – reality television show
A reality television show highlighting the lifestyles of celebrity horse owners throughout the United States.
status: Received major consideration up to the greenlight level at the Discovery Channel, was ultimately passed: they have not had much luck with horse related programs.