After graduating from Trinity College Dublin, Fran Harris began her career in film and TV with an internship with director/producer Shin Shimosawa (Fear the Walking Dead) at Destination Films and Universal Pictures in Los Angeles. She then took up a graduate place with NBC Universal in London, and navigated the studio system (Universal Pictures, Studio Canal, 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros) in acquisitions and distribution before setting up a film development consultancy group – Everett Harris. One of their clients was Charlotte Walls at Catalyst Global Media who brought Fran in permanently, to develop film and TV projects, where she stayed for three years before making the big move home to Ireland to develop her own slate which she writes and produces with various international partners.
Writers’ room and development script on new 60′ drama series
Adapting the Pen/Faulkner winner and New York Times best- selling novel Netherland by Joseph O’ Neill, in association with The Imaginarium in London.
An original comedy-drama feature currently in development with Screen Ireland, co-produced by Cormac Fox at Vico Films (BBC’s The Young Offenders).
Co-writing with Gary Tieche (writer and exec-producer on Sony/AMC’s Preacher). In development.
An eight part returning TV crime-drama, which has already pre-sold in a number of international territories.
Debut feature film screenplay which has just received further development funding from Screen Ireland. An original fantasy movie that follows a princess who is forced to battle against evil to save her family, her land and herself. Guillermo Del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth meets Disney’s Maleficent.
An original and returnable (6 x 60′) spy-thriller TV series about a young Irish woman who is fighting for the survival of her family, and is forced into a dark world of crime and life as a double agent before being unwittingly thrown into an international world of espionage for the British Secret Service. Deutschland 83 meets The Americans.