J. Davis Harvill

INDEPENDENT FILM

Jon Davis Harvill II began his life as a thespian in 1977, playing The Chief in Mel Brook's "Get Smart", at Stetson Middle School in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Jon went on to do musical theater at Henderson High School, including Once Upon a Mattress, Man of La Mancha, and The Music Man; as well as Funny Girl at a local community theater, The Barley Sheaf Playhouse.

In the same time period, Jon became involved in the new cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show, playing characters on stage, below the screen in West Chester, Philadelphia and Manhattan.

There are but a few movies that include such wonderful "counter culture" ideals, as hedonism and absolute pleasure.

At Penn State JD appeared in talent shows and readings, but was loosing his interest in pursuing an acting career. He would not have thrived in either Hollywood or Broadway. He was still trying to recuperate from living in 13 states before he was 13. He just wanted to be loved.

So JD faded into adult life, selling and supporting the new personal computer industry, in Pennsylvania, and then Atlanta, by way of Germany (a long story).

During the 25 year period, from college to stroke (another long story), JD continued writing, drawing, painting, and making music, but never stopped watching movies and shows at every opportunity.

JD has slowly manipulated himself, and the world around him, to place himself in the right place, at the right time, to slip sideways into a career in Independent Film Making.

JD is thankful that the tax credits from the state of Georgia in the last few years have brought the talent and opportunities from Hollywood to Atlanta.

Now JD has gathered the right network of friends around him to cast, film, edit, score and promote great stories as he finds them, or writes them.

J. Davis Harvill is the name that JD will use in film and entertainment projects like "Work is Murder", "Cabin Bound", "Lost-n-Found", "Summer of Hearts", and "The Springs".

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