Audrea Topps-Harjo

Audrea Topps-Harjo

OBSIDIAN PICTURES
Director and Producer

Washington, D. C.

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About Audrea

Audrea Topps Harjo was born in Washington, D.C. an entertainment veteran with over 20 years of experience.

Attended The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA with a major in theatre arts and a minor in dance. She obtained a M.F.A. in film from Howard University. Her thesis film 'HARD CANDY' was nominated for a Student Academy Award in 1993.

She moved to Los Angeles, where she worked behind-the-scenes on various films to acquire a broad spectrum of experience on production including, independent film production, high end visual effects, animation, mobile and console games. She was worked for Sony Pictures Imageworks (CONTACT, STARSHIP TROOPERS, STUART LITTLE); Obsidian Pictures (EPOCH OF LOTUS);Cinesite (X-MEN 2); Rhythm and Hues (GARFIELD); Ring of Fire (SKY CAPTAIN); Electronic Arts (MEDAL OF HONOR) WETA Digital in New Zealand (RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, THE AVENGERS, MAN OF STEEL, PROMETHEUS) and James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment (AVATAR SEQUELS).

Since returning back to the DC Area, she has directed several commercials and served as Line Producer on the soon to be released feature film SECRETS which premiered African American Black Film Festival in June. She is currently slated to produce three feature films (THE COAST, ALGEBRA OF DEATH, BORN IN THE GAME).

Specialties: Expertise: Transforming chaos into order, having a unique ability to mentor and inspire, Leadership, Producing

Unique traits: Creating order out of chaos

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Credits

  • Secrets

    Secrets (2016)
    Film (Drama) Producer When a successful businessman has an sexual appetite larger than what's on his plate at home chaos erupts.

  • Phases

    Phases (2014)
    Film (Short and Drama) Producer Wrestling with illusions vs reality, a young woman can't decide whether to settle for her current lover or continue to pine over her Dream Man who has yet to be.

  • The Wolverine

    The Wolverine (2013)
    Film (Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Visual effects In modern day Japan, Wolverine is out of his depth in an unknown world as he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before. Written by Twentieth Century Fox

  • Man of Steel

    Man of Steel (2013)
    Film (Action, Adventure, Fantasy and Sci-Fi) Visual effects A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind. Written by Warner Bros. Pictures

  • Iron Man Three

    Iron Man Three (2013)
    Film (Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Visual effects Marvel's "Iron Man 3" pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy's hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man? Written by Jawadjee

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
    Film (Adventure and Fantasy) Visual effects Bilbo Baggins is swept into a quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever ... Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum's "precious" ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities ... A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to ... Written by Production

  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

    Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
    Film (Action, Fantasy and Horror) Visual effects At the age of 9, Abraham Lincoln witnesses his mother being killed by a vampire, Jack Barts. Some 10 years later, he unsuccessfully tries to eliminate Barts but in the process makes the acquaintance of Henry Sturgess who teaches him how to fight and what is required to kill a vampire. The quid pro quo is that Abe will kill only those vampires that Henry directs him to. Abe relocates to Springfield where he gets a job as a store clerk while he studies the law and kills vampires by night. He also meets and eventually marries the pretty Mary Todd. Many years later as President of the United States, he comes to realize that vampires are fighting with the Confederate forces. As a result he mounts his own campaign to defeat them. Written by garykmcd

  • Prometheus

    Prometheus (2012)
    Film (Adventure, Mystery and Sci-Fi) Visual effects This film is set in 2093 and takes place in the same universe as the 'Alien' movies. A group of explorers, including some archaeologists, are on an "undisclosed" mission. They arrive at a moon trillions of miles away from Earth. The team spot what they believe to be signs of civilization. They go to investigate and find more than just signs, they find conclusive evidence. But some of them have an ulterior motive for being there, including the Weyland Corporation. They believe that this is where the human race actually came from. Things soon turn from excitement to survival once inside their discovery. Written by Michael Hallows Eve

  • The Avengers

    The Avengers (2012)
    Film (Action, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Visual effects Nick Fury is the director of S.H.I.E.L.D., an international peace-keeping agency. The agency is a who's who of Marvel Super Heroes, with Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When global security is threatened by Loki and his cohorts, Nick Fury and his team will need all their powers to save the world from disaster. Written by WellardRockard

  • The Adventures of Tintin

    The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
    Film (Animation, Action, Adventure, Family and 1 More) Visual effects Having bought a model ship, the Unicorn, for a pound off a market stall Tintin is initially puzzled that the sinister Mr. Sakharine should be so eager to buy it from him, resorting to murder and kidnapping Tintin - accompanied by his marvellous dog Snowy - to join him and his gang as they sail to Morocco on an old cargo ship. Sakharine has bribed the crew to revolt against the ship's master, drunken Captain Haddock, but Tintin, Snowy and Haddock escape, arriving in Morocco at the court of a sheikh, who also has a model of the Unicorn. Haddock tells Tintin that over three hundred years earlier his ancestor Sir Francis Haddock was forced to scuttle the original Unicorn when attacked by a piratical forebear of Sakharine but he managed to save his treasure and provide clues to its location in three separate scrolls, all of which were secreted in models of the Unicorn. Tintin and Sakharine have one each and the villain intends to use the glass-shattering top Cs of operatic soprano the ... Written by don @ minifie-1

  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes

    Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
    Film (Action, Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Visual effects At the story's heart is Caesar (Andy Serkis), a chimpanzee who gains human-like intelligence and emotions from an experimental drug. Raised like a child by the drug's creator, Will Rodman (James Franco) and a primatologist Caroline Aranha (Freida Pinto), Caesar ultimately finds himself taken from the humans he loves and imprisoned in an ape sanctuary in San Bruno. Seeking justice for his fellow inmates, Caesar gives the fellow apes the same drug that he inherited. He then assembles a simian army and escapes the sanctuary - putting man and ape on a collision course that could change the planet forever. Written by emauger1

  • Medal of Honor: European Assault

    Medal of Honor: European Assault (2005)
    Video Game (Action, Adventure, Mystery and War) Miscellaneous Crew Add a Plot »

  • Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

    Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
    Film (Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi and 1 More) Visual effects In 1939, an intrepid reporter in New York City makes a connection between the story she's covering-- of famous scientists suddenly disappearing around the world, and a recent attack on the city by giant robots. Determined to find the solution to these happenings, she seeks the help of her ex-boyfriend, the captain of a mercenary legion of pilots. The two are investigating the case when the robots attack the city again, though in a stroke of luck, Sky Captain's right hand man is able to locate their source. They then set off on an adventure in search of the evil mastermind behind these schemes, who is bent on creating a utopia and destroying the current world. Written by Apster

  • Garfield

    Garfield (2004)
    Film (Animation, Comedy, Family and Fantasy) Visual effects Garfield, the fat, lazy, lasagna lover, has everything a cat could want. But when Jon, in an effort to impress the Liz - the vet and an old high-school crush - adopts a dog named Odie and brings him home, Garfield gets the one thing he doesn't want. Competition. One night Odie runs away and gets dog-napped after Garfield locks him outside. Garfield, in an out of character move, goes to search for and rescue Odie with the help of a variety of animal friends along the way. Written by Mouse1177

  • X2

    X2 (2003)
    Film (Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and 1 More) Visual effects Several months have passed since The X-Men defeated Magneto and imprisoned him in a seemingly impregnable plastic chamber. One day, a mutant by the name of Nightcrawler infiltrates the White House and attempts to assassinate the president, setting off a chain reaction of anti-mutant measures by the government. Meanwhile, Logan is trying to discover his past. As scientist named William Stryker discovers Professor X's secret school and Cerebro, Magneto's partner, Mystique, is planning to break her leader out of prison. But when Professor X's school is attacked by Stryker's forces, Logan, Rogue, Iceman and a few are lucky to escape. Those who remain meet in Boston, where they form an uneasy alliance with Magneto to stop Stryker and rescue Professor X. Written by John Wiggins

  • Cast Away

    Cast Away (2000)
    Film (Adventure, Drama and Romance) Visual effects A man is marooned on an island after his plane crashes into the ocean. Far away from home, his girlfriend, and any human contact, he engages in a battle of wits with himself as he is tested mentally, physically, and emotionally in order to survive. Written by Amthermandes

  • Hollow Man

    Hollow Man (2000)
    Film (Action, Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Visual effects Having discovered they could turn animals invisible, a group of scientists test the subject on a human. Head of research, Dr. Sebastian Caine decides to use himself as the subject. After the experiment can't be reversed, it takes a toll on Caine's personality, causing him to hunt down and kill his colleagues

  • Epoch of Lotus

    Epoch of Lotus (2000)
    Film (Action, Drama and Fantasy) Producer The story takes place in the distant future, when the planet has been de-faced and human civilization is in its darkest throes. The government is on a crusade to destroy the old culture, to destroy all books, edifices, artifacts, and even persons connected to it. Religions die, one by one. Races of people are rendered extinct through genocide. In the midst of this bloodshed, a savior leading a secret society of seven bodyguards enters. The savior is a young woman who is in actuality the Lotus Sutra, a very important book in the Buddhist religion that is prophesied to bring learning and enlightenment back to human civilization during one of its most precarious times. In the story, the government sends out one of its best killers to seek out the Lotus Sutra and destroy it. The killer ambushes the secret society while it is moving across the desert. He confronts the Young Woman but cannot bring himself to kill her. Through her compassion, her understanding and her imperturbable calm, the... Written by David Tzeng

  • Stuart Little

    Stuart Little (1999)
    Film (Adventure, Comedy, Family and Fantasy) Visual effects In New York City, you would come across a small house, home to a family known as the Littles. You would happen to think of them as the nicest family you'd ever meet. One day, Fredrick and Eleanor, both parents and Littles, ho to and orphanage to find a brother for their son, George. While at it, they meet Stuart, a small, but charming mouse, who apparently, is human-civilized. They adopt him, and everyone, even George, loves him. But there is one problem with Stuart's life, Snowbell, the Little family cat, who wants him. But when trouble starts up almost immediately, Stuart must make it back to his home-before snowbell's friends find out about him

  • Godzilla

    Godzilla (1998)
    Film (Action, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Visual effects Following the French atomic bomb tests in the South Pacific, an unknown creature is spotted passing eastward through the Panama Canal. Scientist Niko Tatopolous is called in to investigate the matter, and he quickly arrives at the conclusion that a giant, irradiated lizard has been created by the explosions. Godzilla then makes its way north, landing at Manhattan to begin wreaking havoc in the big city. Even with the combined forces of the U.S. military to fight the monster, will it be enough to save the people of New York? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

  • Starship Troopers

    Starship Troopers (1997)
    Film (Action and Sci-Fi) Visual effects In the distant future high school kids are encouraged to become citizens by joining the military. What they don't know is that they'll soon be engaged in a full scale war against a planet of alien insects. The fight is on to ensure the safety of humanity. Written by Christopher Van Pelt

  • Contact

    Contact (1997)
    Film (Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Visual effects Astronomer Dr. Ellie Arroway has long been interested in contact to faraway lands, a love fostered in her childhood by her father, Ted Arroway, who passed away when she was nine years old leaving her then orphaned. Her current work in monitoring for extraterrestrial life is based on that love and is in part an homage to her father. Ever since funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) was pulled on her work, which is referred to some, including her NSF superior David Drumlin, as more science fiction than science, Ellie, with a few of her rogue scientist colleagues, have looked for funding from where ever they could get it to continue their work. When Ellie and her colleagues hear chatter originating from the vicinity of the star Vega, Ellie feels vindicated. But that vindication is short lived when others, including politicians, the military, religious leaders and other scientists such as Drumlin, try to take over her work. When the messages received from space are decoded, ... Written by Huggo

  • Anaconda

    Anaconda (1997)
    Film (Action, Adventure, Horror and Thriller) Visual effects When a documentary crew traveling through the Amazon jungle, picks up a stranded man, they are unaware of the trouble that will occur. This stranger's hobby is to capture the giant Anaconda snake, and plans to continue targeting it on their boat, by any means necessary. Written by FilmFanUk

  • The Ghost and the Darkness

    The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)
    Film (Adventure, Drama, Horror and Thriller) Visual effects In 1896 Lt. Col. John Paterson was sent to East Africa to build a railway bridge. He had a deadline to meet but was confident he and his large workforce of Africans and Indians can get the job done in time. John's was a man of his word and got things done - which he demonstrated on his first day by killing a lion that had been pestering the workforce. This earned John respect, but it didn't last very long because a few weeks later 2 new lions began visiting and they're man-eaters. The film is based on a true story and during the construction of the bridge, the lions would enter the workers camp to kill. Believing them not to be real lions, the locals name them 'The Ghost' and 'The Darkness'. After losing dozens of workers to the lions, the railroad company brought in Remington, an American 'great white hunter', to kill them, but even his reputation for being the best could not prevent yet more carnage. It is believed that over 130 people were killed by the two lions in just a few ... Written by Rob Hartill

  • Rattled

    Rattled (1996)
    TV Movie (Thriller and Horror) Miscellaneous Crew Paul Donohue, architect and designer of a development project in a small valley community must overcome his fear of snakes when he learns that recent construction blasting has driven hundreds of ravenous and aggressive rattlesnakes out of their underground lair, all looking for food and a new place to live. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

  • Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace

    Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace (1996)
    Film (Action, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Editorial department Jobe is resuscitated by Jonathan Walker. He wants Jobe to create a special computer chip that would connect all the computers in the world into one network, which Walker would control and use. But what Walker doesn't realize is a group of teenage hackers are on to him and out to stop his plan. Written by AC

  • Michael

    Michael (1996)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Fantasy) Visual effects Frank Quinlan and Huey Driscoll, two reporters from a Chicago-based tabloid, along with Dorothy Winters, an 'angel expert', are asked to travel to rural Iowa to investigate a claim from an old woman that she shares her house with a real, live archangel named Michael. Upon arrival, they see that her claims are true - but Michael is not what they expected: he smokes, drinks beer, has a very active libido and has a rather colourful vocabulary. In fact, they would never believe it were it not for the two feathery wings protruding from his back. Michael agrees to travel to Chicago with the threesome, but what they don't realise is that the journey they are about to undertake will change their lives forever. Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

  • Phenomenon

    Phenomenon (1996)
    Film (Drama, Fantasy, Romance and Sci-Fi) Visual effects John Travolta plays George Malley, who owns the local auto repair shop in a small California town. After celebrating his birthday with friends at the local bar/hang-out, George heads for home. He pauses to watch a strange light in the sky, then collapses for a few seconds in the middle of the deserted street. In the days and weeks that follow, George finds his IQ and consciousness expanding dramatically, and develops telekinetic abilities. Despite his attempts to explain what has happened to him, with just a very few exceptions, most of the local townspeople treat the "new" George as a freak. His state of isolation becomes even more pronounced when his new-found abilities allow him to correctly predict an earthquake, and outside authorities become interested in what's happened to him. Written by - written by: R. Merriman <wyldberi@msn.com>

  • The Cable Guy

    The Cable Guy (1996)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Thriller) Visual effects Steven Kovak has been kicked out of his apartment by his girlfriend. Steven has a new apartment, and decides to slip the cable guy (Chip) $50 for free cable. Steven then fakes an interest in Chip's line of work. However Chip takes this to heart trying to become Steven's best bud. When Steven no longer wants to be Chips friend the man who can do it all goes on an all out assault to ruin Steven's life. In the backdrop is the delicate sub-plot of the trial of a former kid star for murdering his brother. Written by Wayne Jamieson <jamtin@OntheNet.com.au>

  • Red Shoe Diaries

    Red Shoe Diaries (1993 - 1996)
    Television (Drama and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew Jake, desperately trying to recover from the recent betrayal and the tragic death of his beloved fiancee, attempts a novel form of therapy to overcome his great loss. He advertises in the personals, under the pseudonym 'Red Shoes', to pay top dollar to women willing to send to him diaries of their similar experiences and how they overcame them. These are those diaries... Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

  • City Dragon

    City Dragon (1995)
    Film (Action and Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Martial-artist Ray should focus more on pregnant girlfriend, Tina. However, many others are in the picture, including (but not limited to): Tina's ex-boyfriend; Ray's sexually-discriminating boss-lady; and two homies.

  • Hard Candy

    Hard Candy (1993)
    Film (Short) Producer A young girl escapes into her fantasy life when her real world becomes unbearable.

  • Raw Intensity

    Raw Intensity (1991)
    Film (Short) Producer A young woman finds out that her lover has been unfaithful.

Awards

  • Student Academy Award Nomination
    (1993)

Education

  • Howard University (Washington, DC)
    (1989-1993)

  • College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, VA)
    (1984-1988)

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