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Russell Harbaugh

Assistant Professor of Radio, Television, Film


Degrees

MFA, 2011, Columbia University; BA, 2005, Wabash Coll


Bio

Russell Harbaugh’s celebrated debut film LOVE AFTER LOVE, starring Andie MacDowell and Chris O’Dowd, was released in theaters nationwide by IFC Films in 2018. A “Critics Pick” by The New York Times and IndieWire, the film garnered additional praise from Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Village Voice, and many others. Esquire named LOVE AFTER LOVE the third best film of 2018.

Harbaugh's short film ROLLING ON THE FLOOR LAUGHINGplayed the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and dozens of other festivals around the world including the Film Society of Lincoln Center & MoMA co-curated “New Directors/New Films,” the Maryland Film Festival, Sarasota International Film Festival, Milano, Warsaw, and many others.

For his collaboration on John Magary’s THE MEND, Harbaugh was nominated for a 2016 Independent Spirit Award for “Best First Screenplay.”

In 2015, Harbaugh was the recipient of a Jerome Foundation grant for LOVE AFTER LOVE. Previously, he participated in the 2013 Sundance Screenwriter and Director Labs and received a Sundance Institute Cinereach Feature Film Fellowship. The project was also supported by IFP’s 2013 No-Borders program and was one of four projects chosen for the 2012 Nantucket Screenwriter’s Colony.

Harbaugh graduated from Wabash College and earned a MFA in Film from Columbia University in 2011.  He lives in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn and is an assistant professor at Hofstra University.


Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
RTVF 110 INTRO TO SCREENWRITING Undergraduate
RTVF 118 ADVANCED SCREENWRITING I Undergraduate
RTVF 119 ADVANCED SCREENWRITING II Undergraduate
RTVF 128 SCREENWRTNG:LITERARY ADAPTION Undergraduate
RTVF 129 SCRIPT ANALYSIS Undergraduate
RTVF 150 INDEP STUDY/READINGS Undergraduate
RTVF 199 DEPT HONORS CAND:ESSAY/PROJECT Undergraduate
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