Trent Harris (b. 1952)

The Beaver Trilogy(2001)

Trent Harris (born 1952) is an independent filmmaker based in Salt Lake City, Utah. He wrote and directed the offbeat 1991 comedy Rubin and Ed, in which Crispin Glover and Howard Hesseman wander the desert looking for a suitable place to bury a frozen cat. In 2001 he released The Beaver Trilogy, a compilation film that documents his obsession with a man called Groovin' Gary(AKA Richard Griffiths). The Beaver Trilogy features Sean Penn and Crispin Glover as Groovin' Gary in part two and part three, respectively. He also wrote and directed Plan 10 from Outer Space and Delightful Water Universe.

Harris has taught film and screenwriting classes at the University of Utah and has worked as a documentarian and television journalist.

Harris has also written two books, The Wild Goose Chronicles and Mondo Utah.

In 2012, he finished the feature film, Luna Mesa which stars Richard Dutcher and Alex Caldiero.

In 2015 he was the subject of a documentary called Beaver Trilogy Part IV which examined his The Beaver Trilogy film and his relationship with its star, Richard Griffiths.