Holly Angell Hardman
While growing up in western Massachusetts, Holly fell unrepentantly in love with film. Living near the Berkshire Museum allowed her to see the works of masterful European auteurs, Bergman and Bunuel. After finishing school and living in Boston, she joyfully discovered the offbeat work of John Waters and Pedro Almodovar. She yearned to work in film, and managed to find work in front of the camera, appearing in roles opposite Rachel Ward (Night School) and Charles Durning (Stand Alone). Having moved to Los Angeles in the 80's, she introduced writer Aaron Latham to the underground punk scene for a Rolling Stone article, on which she worked as researcher. This association led to a five-year stint working with Latham for various entertainment media (Twentieth Century Fox, Manhattan, Inc., P.B.S.) Simultaneously she continued writing and performing her own staged performance pieces for the New York and Los Angeles art scenes. In the early 90's she was approached to write and co-direct a 1/2 hour video short, which resulted in the making of the cult hit White Trash at Heart. At last, she was behind the camera, fulfilling her original wish. Holly continued to make short films, including Seaschell Beach with Glenn Fitzgerald. All of her short films have screened in film festivals in the U.S. and Europe. BESOTTED is Holly's directorial debut in feature film.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.
Holly Angell Hardman Facts
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