PUNK GLOBE : Moving a little from music……you worked as a music video director and a photographer,too. Currently a music oriented TV Show called “Jamming” is developing , another screenplay and a documentary with Dave England are in the works.What are the plans for the rest of the year and next year? Can you update us with these projects and your latest projects coming in the near future?(movies/tv shows/documentaries………other than music)
ROSS HARRIS : I have been developing a film with Peanut Butter Wolf from Stones Throw Records. I worked on the kids show Yo Gabba Gabba. Maybe do some more things with them. Just trying to fit some things in between working for a living. Luckily my job trains me to be a better film maker and allows me to have the latest equipment and tools. I use what I learn and earn on my own projects. It's really a fortunate situation. But once again. A lot of work and hours go into it. I don't really go out to clubs or drink and smoke. I put any time I have that is not family into my work. Just trying to get better at it.
PUNK GLOBE : Your success as a video director,photographer and a musician allowed you to begin a career as a record producer.As a remixer you worked with names like Fantastic Plastic Machine, Beth Orton, The Prodigy,Beck and many more….But if you were to create your all time dream band, who would you choose to be the members of this legendary band?
ROSS HARRIS : From friends and people I have worked with,
Gary Wilson-electric piano.
Roger Manning Jr.-synth.
Ed Ruscha Jr.-Bass.
PUNK GLOBE : What were you listening to in the late 70s and early 80s and which bands are you listening to nowadays? Are there any unknown or new favourite names of yours that you could recommend us to check out ?
ROSS HARRIS : I listened to most of the usual 80's bands like Echo and the Bunnymen and The Cure. Listened to the Beatles and the Kinks and Neil Young too though. Some new names to check out? James Pants. Aloe Blacc. I just shot some videos for him that are off the charts good. The Future Pigeon album was really slept on. Look for it.
PUNK GLOBE : A solo EP called “Rossangeles” was released in 2005. Are there any possibilites of new collobrations with Beck in the near future? In means of musical collobrations, new bands , Sukia reforming, new DJ Me Dj You album what surprises can we expect from the amazing Ross Harris world in the following years?
ROSS HARRIS : I am pretty much focused on film making. I'm 41 now and the music business is focused on playing live and touring. Not really interested in that. I think being in music taught me a lot and made me a better film maker. I'm going to see where that takes me. But I will always have a strong musical vein running through my work. No matter what.
PUNK GLOBE : We observe Ross Harris as an outstanding artist with very exciting & amazing projects and a wonderful vision but maybe it’s better to let the readers learn about it through your own words. How would you define the “Art World of Ross Harris” , including your inspirations and dreams in a few words; for us to understand better?
ROSS HARRIS : I have always been inspired by outsider art. Regular people making fantastical creations. A director recently told me that I could make an interesting video from a shoe and a piece of fruit. Some people need lots of effects and animation. I just like ordinary or forgotten objects doing interesting things.
ROSS HARRIS : Make your own. The internet has given a lot of people their own platform to express themselves. We in Hollywood have dominated the conversation for too long. It's time for other cultures and peoples to show us something we have never seen before. The corporations and governments are really scared of this. It's time!