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Harrison Pierce

Harrison Pierce grew up in small-town Connecticut, where he excelled at academics, dazzled in on-stage musicals, and fumbled on the field playing every sport known to man. He later found his (gay) footing in New York City, where he studied literature at Columbia University, before moving to Los Angeles, where he has worked in film marketing and publicity (Sony Pictures, Lionsgate Films), entertainment journalism (,,, and as a one-time music video vixen (JD Samson’s OFF OUR BACKS).

A graduate of UCLA's MFA Screenwriting Program, Harrison has received over 25 screenwriting accolades in recent years, including a semifinalist placement in the 2022 Austin Film Festival (Horror feature TAHQUITZ), a finalist placement in Final Draft's Big Break contest (comedy/drama feature MRS. WINTERS GOES TO BURNING MAN), and multiple semifinalist placements in ScreenCraft contests in the TV pilot, drama, comedy, and horror categories.

Harrison currently resides in (mostly) sunny Los Angeles with his husband, Avi, and their sweet but temperamental Shiba Inu, Kenzo, and is actively involved with the charity Project Angel Food of Los Angeles.

Honors & Awards

Semifinalist, Austin Film Festival - TAHQUITZ - 2022

Semifinalist, ScreenCraft TV Pilot Script Competition - GREEN HAVEN - 2022

Finalist, Final Draft Big Break - MRS. WINTERS GOES TO BURNING MAN - 2018


Male, LGBTQ+, 40+

Harrison Pierce


(Feature Horror - comps: MIDSOMMAR, CANDYMAN, BLACK SWAN)

An ancient evil terrorizes a group of twenty-somethings vacationing in Palm Springs in this supernatural horror thriller of the mind inspired by Coachella Valley Indian myth.


(One-Hour Pilot - Think DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES meets THE ICE STORM but in the '80s)

At the dawn of the Reagan era, four uniquely bold women get caught up in danger, mystery and romance when they defy the traditional housewife role in the very traditional town of Green Haven, Connecticut.


(Feature Comedy/Drama - comps: SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE, EAT PRAY LOVE, WILD)

An uptight mother travels to the Burning Man Festival in search of a better understanding of the life and death of her artistically gifted "Burner" son and ends up experiencing unexpected friendship, romance and healing in the desert.

Character-driven, Queer, Thriller, Romantic, Psychological, Coming-of-Age, Satire, Bittersweet

Male, LGBTQ+, 40+


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