Harlan Whatley

Harlan Whatley

Media Ghillie

Director, producer and screenwriter in Odessa, Texas

About Harlan

Harlan Whatley holds an MFA in Integrated Media Arts from Hunter College of the City University of New York. He studied filmmaking at the Millenium Film Workshop in New York City and screenwriting at the Gotham Writer's Workshop. Whatley directed and produced the award winning documentaries The Tartan Apple: the Scots in New York City and Nine by Five. He has taught media and communication courses at institutions of higher learning in the US, China and the UAE. Currently, he teaches Mass Communication at Odessa College in Odessa, Texas.

Name: Harlan Whatley

Lives in: Odessa, Texas

Company: Media Ghillie

Occupation: Director, Producer and Screenwriter

Unique traits: documentary, history, biography


  • Nine by Five

    Nine by Five (2006)
    Video (Documentary) Director This documentary focuses on nine artists, living and working in the five boroughs of New York City. Their media include ceramics, drawings, digital art, painting, photography and sculpture. The common bond between them, besides their passion for their art, is that they are originally from somewhere else and came to New York City to fulfill their creative needs. Written by Harlan D. Whatley (Director, Producer)

  • Saying I Do

    Saying I Do (2004)
    Film (Documentary and Short) Cinematographer A Massachusetts couple helped spark a legal battle, a mayor in a rural New York suburb continued the movement and couples across New York stormed local town halls demanding equality. Saying I Do is about equal access and equal rights for equal love. It's about families. Learn what these families mean in political, legal and human terms and whether same-sex couples can count on winning this one for the future. Written by J. Uihlein

  • Viva Pamplona! Viva San Fermin!

    Viva Pamplona! Viva San Fermin! (2003)
    Video (Documentary and Short) Director A musical odyssey highlighting three parts of the Festival de San Fermin in Pamplona, Spain : El Chupinazo, El Encierro and La Corrida

  • The Tartan Apple

    The Tartan Apple (2003)
    TV Movie (Documentary) Director The Tartan Apple tells the under examined story of the people who emigrated from Scotland to New York City from the 17th century to the present. The story is told chronologically, beginning with Captain William Kidd, who is stereotyped as a pirate more so than a successful privateer. Thousands of Scots put their lives on the line to leave their precious homeland for a better life. Many were forced to leave as their wealthy landlords, who often shared the same surname, determined that sheep were worth more than people. Others arrived as indentured servants or mercenaries. The Scots quickly assimilated to their new surroundings as merchants, clergy, physicians, lawyers and politicians. Three signers of the Declaration of Independence were members of New York's oldest charity, the Saint Andrew's Society of the State of New York. Men of Scottish descent founded early New York City newspapers such as The New York Post and the Herald Tribune. In the Civil War, the 79th NYSVM "Highlanders" ... Written by Harlan D. Whatley <harlanw@nyc.rr.com>


  • Bronze Remi Award - Houston WorldFest

  • Best Documentary - Philadelphia Documentary & Fiction Festival

  • Award of Merit: Documentary Short - Putnam County Film & Video Festival


  • City University of New York: Hunter College (New York, NY)

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