PRESENTING MANIC MONDAY, PTS. 1 & 2 (2015)
I don't take my fans' love and dedication for granted.
To All My Fans, With Love, from Jonathan
We live and die for our identity.
Jonathan Harnisch Film vimeopro.com/jwharnisch/film
NYU Film | Author of 'Sex, Drugs, and Schizophrenia' | Artist | Mental Health Advocate | Survivor of Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorder | Film and TV Producer | Musician
I’ve been told that when I bring it, I bring it! So hello again friends, fans and to all peeps of Pocahontas. Yes, I’m back again, but will be on a bit of a break for just a bit, babies and babes! Due to the popularity of the Manic Monday combo series Pts. 1 & 2 I have taken the liberty of adding some sped up, amped up, additional Manic Monday footage from the vault, and put together this presentation of Manic Monday Pts. 3 & 4 hopefully with more to come for all of you looking for the JH (voila, that’s me!) to bring it on! Monday’s are often full of manic and panic fun days for me, here at the Hot Club with Clara and sometimes just by myself. My overall goal with this edit once again as I did with the hit film Beautiful Nightmare (2015) was to let it all out, uncut, and raw without overdoing all the cutting of some parts I found dull (though maybe that’s just me), for example when Alexia reads sections of my work in progress novel, and at the tail end an attempt to podcast for my iTunes cast Schizophrenia Raw, which however ended on a sweet casual and funny note, so I left all the footage form 2 more Manic Mondays, all in, intact, figuring you guys can fast forward through some parts if you can even follow my manic-y panic-y train of thought, which have many times left the station. And so, it’s all good and fun, and as my health otherwise deteriorates, possibly terminally, otherwise, and stress during the week, increases, I long to leave as much of a legacy as possible. Evoking the best parts of my later life, here at age 39, in January and February of 2015. I do have a pristine combination of mental health conditions, which thank God, give me some real fun days, and recording my life as it continues, the fun times are what perhaps I love the most about life and my guess is that you might have fun even just hanging out with me, so peace unto thee, and enjoy. Alas, here is the next installment. Peace out peeps, with deep love, and pornographic peace, LOL, from Jonathan Harnisch. P.S. I don't take my fans' love and dedication for granted. We live and die for our identity. #HARNISCHFILM Jonathan Harnisch Film vimeopro.com/jwharnisch/film NYU Film | Author of 'Sex, Drugs, and Schizophrenia' | Artist | Mental Health Advocate | Survivor of Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorder | Film and TV Producer | Musician
THE MORNING AFTER: TOP MOST VISUALLY BEAUTIFUL, STRIKING AND STUNNING #MOVIES OF ALL TIME ON #VIMEO | #FILM #FILMMAKING
THE MORNING AFTER: TOP MOST VISUALLY BEAUTIFUL, STRIKING AND STUNNING #MOVIES OF ALL TIME ON VIMEO
Hello everybody! Please enjoy an example of schizophrenic art in this popular short film by former Hollywood/now independent outsider filmmaker Jonathan Harnisch (voilà, that's me) in "The Morning After." I competed The Morning After in December 2014 while undergoing a dark, deep experience with depression, existential despair and with new tears for old grief. I am glad to see so many people have been appreciating my movies’ inherent beauty, especially this one, which has such a deeply personal meaning. I thank you, all, to God, and to all my fans, friends, and family for playing such a very special role in the short experimental pieces within this short film series of sorts; this being said, perhaps without others knowing how many have inspired my art. The holiday seasons often bring me to a deep sense of nostalgia for good times long gone, from lost film footage in the archives, including a great deal of footage I shot during my days as a student of film and TV production at Tisch School of the Arts at NYU in the mid 1990s and also films kept here at the production office. I believe I have experimented into the depth of a new ground, and renewed visual voice of artistic expression keeping my goal intact, to find and redefine myself, through the arts. A new original soundtrack for these films, originally shot on both Super 8 film stock and Hi-8 video, will be developed and inspired by the final cut of The Morning After, Chance Encounter, and Emptying His Pockets. All 3 films in this series focus on my often-recurring themes of loss, love, and life and may be recreated with a revised original score, or soundtrack, in time. Please leave comments, if you would. The responses for all the working cuts of these generally short pieces have inspired me to bring The Morning After to the independent film festival circuit. It has been years since retiring from Hollywood film and professional TV work. It might, however, be time to see what I can do to reconnect with an audience in the world beyond the Internet, once again, in some way, and if not, I don’t think the Internet is going anywhere anytime soon. Professional financing and marketing, etc., will often cause me a great deal of unwanted stress, which I prefer to do without. I suffer from rare and comorbid mental health diagnoses, namely those within the schizophrenia and autistic spectra. My mental illnesses have blessed me over the years with many creative gifts. So, with immense gratitude, I thank you, my muse, wife, and my family and friends without hesitation. Onward bound, as always.
—Jonathan Harnisch, Harnisch Productions, LLC facebook.com/harnischfilm
Enjoy my latest film. Manic Monday Morning Madness. It was a blast to make!
Hello again friends and fans! Working on BEAUTIFUL NIGHTMARE was primarily influenced by challenging myself to be okay with the gifts of imperfection, artistic imperfection, to be more precise, leaving some intentionally undone otherwise perfectionistic creative choices; my goal was to not overdo or over produce the film or soundtrack edits on this particular project. I completed this short film on Valentine’s Day 2015 feeling rather incomplete at the same time extremely satisfied and proud. Aside from THE MORNING AFTER in late 2014 which within its first 3 weeks upon upload tops my all time most popular films on Vimeo Pro, I have borrowed some footage from the vault of 2 of my Academy qualifying films, WAX and ON THE BUS, both featured on international television, and with the slightest hint of THE MORNING AFTER in the background in order to produce a rather creepily but intentionally disordered dream, if you will, of my past successes in cinema, while incorporating themes as parallel lives, masochistic tendencies in sexual escapades, and disturbing clarities embellished with addiction, fetish, lust, and love while evoking a dancing laughter at the past in order to come to terms with it, and bring it back, incorporating a perhaps occasional “neonic shock,” but more so evoking heightened elation and sadness. Once again, my hope overall is to force you to step back and question your own version of reality. I am an artist of many media, namely film, experimental music, and literature and I suffer from a rare comorbid form of schizophrenia, which has blessed me with many creative gifts. I hope you enjoy this example of inherent beauty in BEAUTIFUL NIGHTMARE. I never forget those who have inspired me over the years and I am eternally grateful, learning who I am and what I believe in and stand for lately with the films I have been competing on Vimeo Pro over the 5 or so years past now. Thank you, with love, from Jonathan Harnisch.
Just For Today, I Don’t Give A Fuck: Hardcore Schizophrenia
In self-sabotage mode today severing ties w/ all friends/family/business contacts, driving recklessly, firing doctors, etc. Dancing on edge w/ the fire of mental illness w/o care of the consequences in this full-blown hallucinatory mania, the guilt to follow. Full-blooded music, Slayer and so forth, keeps me alive, drowning out terrorizing voices. Calling for help now to avoid hospitalization. This is real-deal schizophrenia. Change is coming, rest assured. Big fucking change. Good God damn, I hope so, and all of this began from the tiniest incident. I tell it like it is, plain and simple.