Hal Hartley Biography (1959-)

Full name, Hal Hartley, Jr.; born November 3, 1959, in Lindenhurst, NY; father, an ironworker; married Miho Nikaido (an actress). Sometimes listed under the name Ned Rifle Addresses: Agent: International Creative Management,8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210-1934.; Office: True Fiction Pictures, 39 W 14th St., Suite 406, New York, NY 10011-7489.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Producer, director, film editor, writer, composer
Birth Details
November 3, 1959
Lindenhurst, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Work
  • Producer, director, and editor, Kid (short film), 1985
  • Producer, director, and editor, The Cartographer's Girlfriend (short film), 1986
  • Producer and director, Dogs (short film), 1987
  • Producer, director, and editor, The Unbelievable Truth, Miramax, 1989
  • Director and producer, Trust, Fine Line, 1990
  • Coproducer, director, and editor, Simple Men (also known as Uomini semplici), Fine Line, 1992
  • Director and editor, Flirt, 1993, Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1995
  • Director and producer, Amateur, Sony Pictures Classics, 1994
  • Director and producer, New York City 3/94 (also known as NYC 3/94), 1994
  • Director, Opera No. 1, 1994
  • Producer, director, and music arranger, Henry Fool, Sony PicturesClassics, 1997
  • Director, The Book of Life (short film), True Fiction Pictures, 1998
  • Director, The New Math(s), 2000
  • Director, Kimono (short film), 2000
  • Director and producer, No Such Thing, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists Distribution Corp., 2001
  • Film Appearances
  • Kid (short film), 1985
  • (Uncredited) Hal, Miho's boyfriend, Flirt, 1993, released by Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1995
  • Trouble and Desire: An Interview with Hal Hartley (also known as Business Is Business: Hal Hartley's Unbelievable Truth), 1997
  • Divine Trash, WinStar Cinema, 1998
  • Television Work
  • Director, "Theory of Achievement" (short film), Alive from Off Center, PBS, 1991
  • Director, "Ambition" (short film), Alive from Off Center, PBS, 1991
  • Director and editor, "Surviving Desire" (special), American Playhouse, PBS, 1991
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • Kid (short film), 1985
  • The Unbelievable Truth, Miramax, 1989
  • Trust, Fine Line, 1990, published in Simple Men and Trust,Faber, 1993
  • Simple Men (also known as Uomoini semplici), Fine Line, 1992, published in Simple Men and Trust, Faber, 1993
  • Flirt, 1993, Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1995
  • Amateur, Sony Pictures Classics, 1994, published by Faber, 1994
  • New York City 3/94 (also known as NYC 3/94), 1994
  • (Uncredited) Henry Fool, Sony Pictures Classics, 1997
  • The Book of Life (short film), True Fiction Pictures, 1998
  • Kimono (short film), 2000
  • No Such Thing (an adaptation of Beauty and the Beast), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists Distributing Corp., 2001
  • Film Music
  • (As Ned Rifle) Simple Men (also known as Uomini semplici),Fine Line, 1992
  • (As Ned Rifle) Flirt, 1993, released by Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1995
  • (As Ned Rifle) Amateur, Sony Pictures Classics, 1994
  • Opera No. 1, 1994
  • Henry Fool, Sony Pictures Classics, 1997
  • Kimono (short film), 2000
  • No Such Thing, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists Distributing Corp., 2001
  • Television Scripts
  • "Theory of Achievement" (short film), Alive from Off Center, PBS,1991
  • "Ambition" (short film), Alive from Off Center, PBS, 1991
  • "Surviving Desire" (special), American Playhouse, PBS, 1991
  • Television Music
  • As Ned Rifle
  • Score and songs "Die in My Dreams," "Theory of Achievement" (short film),Alive from Off Center, PBS, 1991
  • Score, "Ambition" (short film), Alive from Off Center, PBS, 1991
  • Score, "Surviving Desire" (special), American Playhouse, PBS, 1991
  • Stage Plays
  • Soon, produced in Los Angeles, 2001

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 2: Directors, St. James Press, 1996
    Periodicals
    • Atlantic Monthly, April, 1994, p. 108
    • Film Comment, July/August, 1996, p. 68
    • Film Quarterly, fall, 1998, p. 2

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