Harley  Cokeliss
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Harley shot his next film, PILGRIM, in the strange desert landscape around the port of San Felipe in Baja California, Mexico. The suspense thriller, from a script that he developed with screenwriter Peter Milligan, starred Ray Liotta, Armin Mueller-Stahl and Gloria Reuben. The film was selected for the Brussels International Thriller Festival and the Rome Film Festival.

Working again with screenwriter Peter Milligan, Harley developed AN ANGEL FOR MAY, based on the award winning book by Melvin Burgess.  The film was shot in Yorkshire and stars Tom Wilkinson, Geraldine James, Anna Massey, Julie Cox, Hugo Speer and introduced two remarkable young actors, Matthew Beard and Charlotte Wakefield.

The film won eleven first prizes at festivals around the world from Tokyo to Antwerp and received an International Emmy Nomination for Best Family Film of 2003. Some of the prizes won are: First Prize, the Vienna Children’s Film Festival 2004, the Grand Prix at the Tokyo Kinder Film Festival, 2003; the First Prize at the European Youth Film Festival where it was named "European Youth Film of the Year", Antwerp, the Unicef Prize 2003, the Best Feature Prize at The Cinemagic Festival, Belfast, 2002. The film was also chosen as "one of the Outstanding British Films of the Year" at the Dinard Festival du Film Britannique, 2002

In 2010 Harley directed PARIS CONNECTIONS in Paris. The feature length TV murder mystery set against Fashion Week starred Charles Dance, Anouk Aimee, Anthony Delon and Nicole Steinwedell.

He is currently in pre-production on DARKLAND, an Australian-based cyber-thriller set in the world of computer games, and CROSSING 23, a near future young adult crime story based on the award-winning novel ‘The Baby and Fly Pie’ by Melvin Burgess with a screenplay by Peter Milligan. And negotiation have begun for a remake of Harley’s film BATTLETRUCK after it was selected for special screenings in May 2012 at the UK’s National Media Museum and the National Film Theatre in London.

Harley has served on juries for the BAFTAs, the International Emmys, and at a number of film festivals. He has been the Directing Mentor at the EU’s Pygmalion programme in the UK and Germany, and invited to participate in the MEDIA discussions in Holland and Germany to chart the future of the financing and distribution of European films for young adults.  



Harley is a member of the Directors Guild of America and Directors UK, and is represented by Larry Becsey at IPG in Los Angeles.
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