Dara Harper

Dara Harper

Animator, Director, Screenwriter, Playwright and Filmmaker

Los Angeles, California

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About Dara

Dara Harper was born in Detroit, MI. She is a novelist, Off Broadway playwright, journalist, and artist. She has worked on projects for MTV and Nickelodeon. She attended the Detroit High School for Fine and Performing Arts. She graduated from the International of Design and Technology in Chicago with a degree in Interactive Media. She won the Best African American Filmmaker Award at the Brooklyn Film Festival for her animated short film, “la Revolution.”

While residing in New York City, she was accepted into the Harlem Writer’s Guild and the Amsterdam Writer’s Group. Her feature film, “Sweeter Without Sugar” was an official selection at the African American Women In Cinema Film Festival. Her debut play, “Passing” had a sold-out run Off-Broadway and was nominated for an Audience Development Committee Award. Her follow-up play, “Shades of War” was selected at as a top pick in the “Village Voice” and “Time Out New York.”

She is the director and writer of the CG-animated feature film, “The Sky Princess” starring Vivica A. Fox. Two of her screenplays were recently optioned. She is the author of several novels and the children's book “No Glasses For Me.” Dara wrote and directed an independently produced TV pilot for preschool children, “Jamal & JoJo.”


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