production notes
about the director


John D. Harkrider wrote, directed, and stars in "Mitchellville." He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he majored in acting. For the last ten years, he has been a Wall Street lawyer. "Mitchellville" is his first film.

First Cinematographer
Soopum Sohn is a graduate of The Art Center and NYU. He won a student Academy Award for "Island to Island" and his short, "Fish in the Sea is not Hungry" was an official selection at Cannes (2002).

Second Cinematographer
Barron Claiborne was selected to shoot the psychiatry scenes because his experience as a portrait photographer created an intimate setting for the examination of Gabriel's character. As a photographer, Barron's work has appeared on the cover of Newsweek and Vibe. His work has also appeared in New York Times Magazine, and The New Yorker, as well as a number of books on contemporary photography.

Jack Haigis has edited a number of significant independent films including "Straight Out of Brooklyn" and "Just Another Girl on the I.R.T."

Sound Design
Bernard Hayden has brought his sparse and emotive sound design to a number of significant American films, including Bob Fosse's "All that Jazz" and Woody Allen's "Interiors."

Original Music
Matt Mariano is a graduate of Berkeley' School of Music in Boston. He has composed original music for a number of independent films including "3 A.M." (Sundance 2004). Matt was the 3rd place winner out of over 500 entries in the Fourth Annual Young Film Composers Competition presented by Turner Classic Movies, Film Music Magazine, Ascent Media and

Art Direction
Mylene Santos is a veteran of a number of feature films, including Frank Whalley's "Joe the King."

Seanna Gordon designed the costumes for Mitchellville, notably original designs for Tessa, Gabriel's wife, and period costumes worn by young Gabriel.