DC Filmmaker Carlos J. Harris Honored as February 2016 Filmmaker of the Month

Monday, February 1, 2016

Contact: Pharoh Martin, (202) 724-2070

Washington, DC – The District of Columbia Office of Cable Television, Film, Music & Entertainment is pleased to honor filmmaker Carlos J. Harris as the February 2016 Filmmaker of the Month.

Carlos J. Harris is the head writer and producer of the award-winning LGBTQ web series, Triangle. The Triangle web series, which is produced in collaboration with Harris’ producing partner Ceasar Williams, is the blend of deception, corruption, love and betrayal which Harris says brings back the grandeur and richness of esteemed 80's soap opera series such as Dynasty and Falcon Crest.

Triangle has gained a huge following within the short time since episode one debuted in October 2014 and received 61,000 views. The Triangle YouTube channel now has over 15,000 subscribers and almost two million views. The risqué promotional picture featuring its three main characters in bed got the attention of popular blogs SandraRose.com and ATLien.com, and tweets from popular radio personality Angela Yee and Bravo’s Andy Cohen.

The show ranked #37 in the 2015 Black LGBTQ Power 100 and was recently recognized with the Rock Star Award from the Black Gifted & Whole Organization. Soon, the show will debut on OutTv Netherlands, which broadcasts in Europe and Canada in over 25 different languages.

The success of Triangle led to creation the streaming network www.BRTBtv.com that features season 2 and various LGBTQ content such as ballroom culture and more original content.

But Harris isn't stopping here. His new anthology series, Paper Trail, will go into production in Washington, DC in spring 2016.

Harris attended Duke Ellington School of the Arts for Literary Media and attended American University where he studied public communication.

You can view Harris' profile in our Filmmaker of the Month section to learn more about Carlos Harris and previous Filmmaker of the Month recipients.

OCTFME launched the Filmmaker of the Month initiative to feature a District-based filmmaker who exemplifies the vast amount of talent and creativity based here in the nation’s capital. The Filmmaker of the Month initiative is part of OCTFME’s mission to elevate the national and international profile of the city’s most talented filmmakers. Previous filmmakers honored include ThinkFilm producer Jonathan Zurer; Fatback Films Founder Be Steadwell; and veteran award-winning husband and wife filmmakers Marilyn and Hal Weiner.

*** If you know of a filmmaker that would make a great future Filmmaker of the Month, you can send OCTFME your recommendations using this nomination form.

The District of Columbia Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment is responsible for implementing, managing, and administering programs, initiatives, and services that support media industry economic activity, growth, and employment in the District of Columbia. Washington, DC’s instantly recognizable landmarks, diverse neighborhoods, cultural amenities, and first-class accommodations are just some of the many features that make the nation’s capital a venue of choice for media production. For more information, contact the Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment at (202) 727-6608, visit us on the web at http://entertainment.dc.gov, join the DC Film community on http://www.facebook.com/entertainDC, or follow us on http://twitter.com/entertain_DC.