Gia-Rayne Harris - Writer / Director


Gia-Rayne B. Harris is a Writer/Director, Mississippi native, and alumna of the University of Pennsylvania. She tends to center womxn and people of color in her storytelling and has shaped her career as a love letter to the women who raised her.

A graduate of AFI’s Directing Program, she has directed 12 short films which have screened at various festivals including Outfest, the American Black Film Festival (ABFF), NewFest, AFI FEST, and the Pan African Film Festival. In June 2022, Harris was named a finalist for the HBO Short Film Award at ABFF and her short film “Pens and Pencils” was acquired by HBO and will premiere on the platform in Spring 2023.

Gia-Rayne was also recently selected as a part of the NBCULaunch Female Forward Program and will be making her TV directing debut on CHICAGO PD in the new year. Harris is repped by Heroes and Villains Entertainment.