Actor-Writer Kirk Harris has been the lead actor in several films that have had arthouse theatrical releases in the US.
Harris starred recently in the western thriller The Sorrow for director Vernon Mortensen. The cast includes newcomer Ryan Ballance, John Savage, Michael Madsen and Yvonne DeLaRosa. The film was shot in the mountains of Eastern San Diego county. The film was written by Mortensen and Johnny Harrington.
Harris starred in The Kid: Chamaco which was shot in Mexico City for Mexican director/producer Miguel Necoechea. The film was written by Harris, Necoechea and Canadian filmmaker Carl Bessai. Starring with Harris are Martin Sheen, Alex Perea, Danny Perea, Sofia Espinosa, Gustava Sanchez Parra, Raul Mendez, Marco Antonio Barrera and Michael Madsen. A former amateur boxer, Harris played a boxer on screen for first time. The film made its United States premiere at the 2010 Palm Springs International Film Festival. The film premiered in theatres in the fall of 2010 and was chosen as a NY Times, Chicago Tribune and LA Times Critic's Pick.
Harris' credits include: Geoffrey Pepos' The Violent Kind with John Savage, Irina Bjorklund, and Hamish Linklater. Mark David's Intoxicating with Eric Roberts, Camilla Overbye Roos and John Savage. Jack Rubio's Hard Luck with Renee Humphrey, Matthew Faber and Karen Black. Justin Dossetti's My Sweet Killer with Clifton Collins Jr. and, Harris' own directorial debut Loser with Peta Wilson.