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WRITER + DIRECTOR


VIDEO + MUSIC ARTIST.

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WRITER + DIRECTOR


VIDEO + MUSIC ARTIST.

 
 

Video + Music Artist.

Tommy Harrington is an award-winning Writer, Director, Producer, Actor and Musician.

As a multi-medium artist, Tommy studied creative writing at UCLA before finding a wide range of underground success in both music and film: touring the country extensively as the one-man indie rock band The Wanteds, having an award-winning documentary made about his life and music, and then becoming a noted actor, producer, and director. He won multiple awards for the Discipline at Work PSA, with its resonant message about spanking becoming part of a Congressional campaign to end hitting in schools.

Having grown up in a troubled family that moved frequently between the rural Midwest and Los Angeles, his work is born of a unique voice — introspective and edgy —  that often provokes as it explores difficult subjects on the darker side of the American family.

Tommy currently writes and resides in Portland, Oregon, and Los Angeles, California.

"Tommy Harrington has a perspective and a voice that could prove to be an important one...so real and on the mark." James Haygood, Editor (Fight Club, The Game, Where the Wild Things Are)

 
 
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THE WANTEDS


THE ONE-MAN ROCK & ROLL ODYSSEY.

THE WANTEDS


THE ONE-MAN ROCK & ROLL ODYSSEY.

 

Let go aftergloW

The Wanteds became an indie sensation shortly after the 2004 release of the album Let Go Afterglow, which peaked at #103 on the CMJ college radio charts in January 2005, thanks to dedicated fans and constant national touring. Tommy played every instrument on the album and toured 200+ shows per year in support of Let Go Afterglow while national reviewers praised the record for its honest lyrics and intimate production values.

A film crew chased him for two years of his touring life, making a documentary about his life and music. Released in 2011, The Wanteds: The Part of Rock and Roll They Never Tell You About won critical acclaim on the festival circuit, winning three Best Documentary Awards (Bare Bones Film Festival, Action on Film Festival, Blue Whiskey Film Festival) and two Audience Awards (Columbia Gorge Int’l Film Festival and Portland Film Festival).

Failure Looks SO Good

In 2008, Tommy put together a three-piece band version of The Wanteds and they recorded Failure Looks So Good, tracked live to 2” tape over a seven day span at the famed Supernatural Sound studio in Portland, Oregon. The album received national press attention and was called “blisteringly addictive” for its combination of raw lyrics and bold nineties-rock anthems. The record still receives international radio play to this day.

Listen to THE WANTEDS on Apple Music

Listen to THE WANTEDS on Spotify

Watch the documentary:

 
 
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FILM + Video


FILM + Video


DICK STRANGE: American MAde

NOW STREAMING ON AMAZON PRIME… the controversial short-form TV show about Dick Strange, an adult film director from Portland, Oregon who views the world - and women - in a way that is both outdated and offensive, and sadly, all too familiar. In fact, men like DS are everywhere. He could probably run for President. But everything changes when a powerful girl arrives on the scene to shatter the glass ceiling: the nine-year-old daughter he never knew he had.  Originally released on Facebook, the pilot episode was removed for (supposedly) "violating community standards" after receiving 60,000 plays in its first few days. Starring: Tommy Harrington, Reese Bosworth, Brian Sutherland, Meagan Karimi-Naser, Meiko Mitchell, Roxanne Stathos, Justine Davis, Alysse Fozmark, and Cassie Greer.

Click the photo to watch the Season One trailer, or visit: www.dickstrange.tv
WATCH NOW only on Amazon Prime!

 

Father's Day

Short film. An alcoholic father and his determined son travel very different paths on Father's Day. With a soundtrack featuring music from top NW artists: Chastity Belt, Richmond Fontaine, and The Standard. (Runtime: 18mins) Starring: Kyle Vahan, Brice Harrington, Nahanni Arntzen, Art Alexakis, and Jenny Newbry • Produced by Jenny Newbry and Tommy Harrington • DP: Matthew Semchee 

 

Discipline at Work

A social message commercial spot in support of the Hastings Bill to end corporal punishment in schools. Winner of two Silver Telly Awards for Non-Broadcast Production and Directing. Produced by Lara Cuddy and Tommy Harrington • DP: Nils Benson

 

Fossil Radio

Music video for Sean Flinn and the Royal We. Are headphones the new red pill? A vintage mind trip through the singer's life fuses digital with 8mm and 16mm film in long, choreographed takes. Currently screening at the Hollywood Theatre in the PDX Airport. Produced and Directed by Tommy Harrington • DP: Eliot Rockett

 
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TALK


WHAT ARE THEY SAYING?

TALK


WHAT ARE THEY SAYING?

 

About hiS TV SHOW, "Dick strange: AMerican Made":

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About hiS film, "Father's Day":

 

"This is absolutely heartbreaking, deep, beautiful and sad. The story feels and looks almost exactly like my childhood with MY dad. What an incredible short. Beautiful storytelling…The acting is superb and the cinematography is haunting." — Jana Lee Hamblin, Actress (The West Wing, Portlandia, Grimm, E.R.)

 

"Tommy Harrington made a rough slice of life! It really doesn't hold back. Super well acted and nicely shot, the story is a hard one to swallow but I was right there with it at the end."  — Eliot Rockett, Director of Photography (Grimm, The Innkeepers, House of the Devil)

 
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