John Kent Harrison is a director, writer and producer working primarily in movies for television and miniseries. In 1990, he wrote and directed his first feature, Beautiful Dreamers, which was nominated for numerous Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television Genie Awards. Among his directing credits are the Gemini Award-nominated and CableACE Award-winning mini-series Alexander Graham Bell: The Sound and the Silence (1992) and the Christopher Award-winning adaptation of William Faulkner’s Old Man (1997).
Harrison also wrote and directed You Know my Name (1999), the biographical telefilm about early film director/cowboy Bill Tilghman which received a Western Heritage Society Award for Best Television Movie. More recently he wrote and directed the mini-series Pope John Paul II (2005), as well as the movies for television A Bear Named Winnie (2004), The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (2009) for which he received a DGA Award nomination; Change of Plans (2011); and Game of Your Life (2011).