LYNN HARROD is a seasoned artist, writer, and award-winning web designer, with a background and education in filmmaking and graphic design. In 1998, he established Tomato Productions in Fresno, CA to write and direct his first feature film before relocating to Los Angeles to attend film school.

Lynn was the first of five students selected by his school for the Arthur Hiller Master Directing Class, and was chosen to participate in the Pioneer 2880 inter-school short film competition. As a screenwriter, he placed as a two-time Quarterfinalist for the Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship, a Top Ten Finalist for the Nevada Film Office Screenwriting Competition, a two-time semifinalist for the FadeIn Awards, and a two-time semifinalist for the Writer’s Network Screenplay Competition. Between film projects, he worked as a freelance web and graphic designer for independent films and studios.

He returned to Fresno in 2008 to raise his newborn daughter around family. Tomato Productions was refocused on web and graphic design, with filmmaking as a secondary focus. For his web design work, Lynn received the PRSA Image Award of Excellence for Best Website.

Lynn specializes in web and graphic design work for small businesses and nonprofits. Feel free to view his resume and portfolio, and contact him for a consultation.

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Objective: To use my skills, experience, and training in technology, art, and education to serve the community through support, service, and education.

EDUCATION / TRAINING

Los Angeles Film School, Hollywood CA
Arthur Hiller Master Directing Class, Hollywood CA
Jim Pasternak Directing Workshop, Hollywood, CA
Fresno City College, Fresno CA
Clovis West High School, Fresno CA

SKILLS

Adobe CS4/CS5 / Web and Graphic Design tools / Video editing tools
Word Processing / Data Entry / Typing 65+ wpm
Quality Assurance Testing / entertainment & security apps / web design
Mac OSX / Windows 2K/XP/Vista / HTML / Java / CSS
Display / Layout Coordination / Filing / Record Keeping
Customer Service / General Office

ACHIEVEMENTS

PSRA Image Award of Excellence – Best Website – 2011
Writer’s Network Screenplay Competition – Two-Time Semifinalist – 2007
FadeIn Awards – Two-Time Semifinalist – 2007
Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship – Top 20 Percent 2007
Nevada Film Office Screenwriting Competition – Finalist -2004
Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship – Quarterfinalist – 2004
Los Angeles Film School Immersion Program – 2002-2003
Arthur Hiller Master Directing Class (selected as Top 5 School Representative) – 2002
Pioneer 2880 Project Competition (selected as part of Inter-School Team) – 2002

TALENTS

Design: Web, logos, movie posters, promotional materials
Writing: Screenplays, short stories, news articles, press releases
Filmmaking: Directing, 1st A.D., working with actors, call sheets, budgets, running a set
Artist: painting, drawing, sculpting, design
Editing: Avid Xpress DV, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere

“The Mojo Boys”
Director/Writer
Tomato Productions
“Seven Miles From Mettler”
Director/Writer
Tomato Productions
“Behind Lily’s Eyes”
Director/Writer
Tomato Productions
“Between Boardwalk and Pacific Avenue”
1st Assistant Director
Tomato Productions
“The Day After The Revolution”
1st Assistant Director
MindFill Entertainment
“Killing Christian”
1st Assistant Director
North of Two Pictures
Broadcast
1st Assistant Director
North of Two Pictures
“Gumption”
1st Assistant Director
Maddness Pictures
Samuel L. Jackson and the Chocolate Factory
1st Assistant Director
Mental Eclectic
Love Is
1st Assistant Director
James Runcorn
Bedlam III
Editor/Graphic Designer
Mental Eclectic
“Behaviorism”
United Production Manager
Antonio Monti
“97.8%”
Graphic Designer
Antonio Monti
“Jack and the Box”
Graphic Designer
Antonio Monti
“Article IX”
Graphic Designer
Mental Eclectic
“Ed(Ted)”
Graphic Designer
Courtney Graff
“Unsolved”
Additional Art
Gaetano Paulo
“Cojones”
Grip
Ted Mendenhall
“Perfect Timing”
Grip
Paia Pictures
“Billy’s Bootcamp”
Production Assistant
Billy Blanks
“Blues Music Video”
Production Assistant
Michael Love
“Choose Connor”
Production Assistant
Lucas Elliot