Love is All, Oliver Harrison
Oliver Harrison graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 1988. His graduation film Amore Baciami - a film made up entirely of typography - received much acclaim and was later bought by DMB&B and made into a commercial for the Royal Mail. This commercial subsequently won a string of awards including a Gold Lion at Cannes Advertising Awards, a Gold Arrow at the British Advertising Awards, The Epica d’Or and a Silver Pencil at the D&AD Awards.
Since 1988 Harrison has made a successful career as a live action director, having made commercials for Nike, Marie Claire, P&O Ferries, The Independent newspaper, Molson Beer, Toyota, IBD and MTV. Many of these commercials feature music written by Harrison, sometimes in conjunction with other composers. Oliver also designed the titles for the Oscar winning Howard's End.
Oliver Harrison has made six short films: Amore Baciami (1988), Time (1990 ), Spirit of Place (1992 ) Love is All (1999), The Fallen Word (2011) and Apocalypse Rhyme (2012). Love is All - a three minute epic - has been shown in over 70 festivals around the world, including the celebrated Cannes Director’s Fortnight. The film has picked up seven awards including the Jury prize at Oberhausen and New York. The making of the film was featured at the Barbican exhibition, Passionate Obsessions, and at the Tate Modern exhibition, Thresholds of the Frame. Love is All has also gone on general release in the UK, Germany and Switzerland as a supporting film (cert U). The Fallen Word, is a dark sinister ‘fairy-tale’ starring Julian Bleach, Steve Smith and Emma Hill.
The Fallen Word, 2013
Apocalypse Rhyme, 2012
Love is All, 1999
Spirit of Place, 1992
Amore Baciami, 1988
Love is All:
Jury Prize, Oberhausen Film Festival, Germany
3rd Prize, Rushes Soho Short Film Festival, London, UK
Best B&W Short, Cork Film Festival, Ireland
Prix Cocotte Minute, Court de Brest, France
Highly Commended, TCN Classic Shorts, London Film Festival, UK
Jury Award, New York Expo of Short Films, USA
Spirit of Place:
Best B&W Cinematography, Cork Film Festival, Ireland, 1992