T e s s E l l i o t

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Tess Elliot Harrison is an award-winning filmmaker and actor based in LA. Originally from Ithaca NY, she arrived in LA in 2016 by way of eight years in NYC after studying theatre at The New School.

She wrote, directed and starred in her debut short film It’s Perfect Here which received the Best Narrative Short Award at the Napa Valley Film Festival in 2015 and screened at numerous others. It’s Perfect Here, and Take Me Out with the Stars, starring Hannah Whitney and Jeff Ward (Marvel’s Agents of Shield) were produced along collaborators Hannah Whitney and Maria Wilson through their collective The Lake Shorts (LINK), a co-production of three short films shot it one week on one location. Tess co-created and starred in the short Happy Vacation with Colby Day, (Blacklist 2017).

Tess's music video for Minke premiered on Harper's Bazaar in August 2018. Other music video credits include two videos for X Ambassadors' forthcoming record, JOYFUL and Don't Stay both of which have over one million views. Tess can be seen in Noor Gharzeddine’s debut feature film AreYou Glad I’m Here which was shot on location in Beirut, premiered at the Atlanta Film Festival and won the Audience Award at the Brooklyn Film Festival. She is in development on a series adaptation of Things Break In and a feature adaptation of Take Me Out with the Stars.