Harmontown is the new documentary that follows the cross country staging of the podcast of the same name. Dan Harmon and his supporting crew of comedic masterminds are featured in the doc that goes behind the production, and shared with BYOD direct from SXSW with clips, the trailer and explanation courtesy of director Neil Berkeley.
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HARMONTOWN is a documentary film starring TV writer and producer Dan Harmon (NBC’s “Community”, Adult Swim’s “Rick and Morty”) as he takes his popular podcast of the same name on a calamitous cross-country tour. Much more than a comedy-tour documentary, the film directed by Neil Berkeley uncovers Harmon’s public persona to reveal his complex character and his equally complex personal relationships. The supporting cast includes Jeff B. Davis (“Whose Line is it Anyway?”), Erin McGathy (“This Feels Terrible”) and Spencer Crittenden.
Neil Berkeley has been working in film and television for over ten years as a design producer for several documentaries including The Cool School, Johnny Cash’s America, Air Guitar Nation and Respect Yourself: The Story of Stax Records. He has also operated his design-based production company, BRKLY, since the summer of 2009.
00:01 Welcoming Neil Berkeley, director of HARMONTOWN.
02:40 Daddy issues and obsession with driven characters.
04:06 Dan gets involved with Neil and HARMONTOWN.
07:10 Deciding how to shoot the film.
10:30 The tour and Dungeons and Dragons.
14:32 HARMONTOWN, Trailer.