Joel Mark Harris

Joel Mark Harris | Book signing during BIFF

Joel Mark Harris

Posted – Jan 25, 2012

Joel Mark Harris is very excited to be returning to this year’s Beloit International Film Festival. Joel is an award-winning journalist, producer and novelist. His film Neutral Territory, which screened in last year’s festival, has been shown in 22 festivals, nominated for 21 awards and won 7 including best picture and best cinematography. Last year, it was sold to Shaw Cable network and played across Canada.

Book Signing:

  • Date: Saturday, Feb. 18th.
  • Time: Noon – 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: BIFF Ticket Office (Visit Beloit offices, 500 Public Ave.)

Joel is now working on turning his critically-acclaimed novel, A Thousand Bayonets, into a film. Winner of the publisher’s editors’ choice award, A Thousand Bayonets is about a war correspondent who comes back from Afghanistan after being injured only to find a drug war brewing in his own back yard.

For details on the film and novel please check out the website

Joel is also planning on filming his next product Witches of Whitewater in the surrounding area which will be directed by David Castillo. The Witches of Whitewater is about two university students who find some truth in the legends of witches haunting the town of Whitewater.

For all of Joel’s upcoming events and book signings please visit or visit his Facebook page.