Angel Harper, founder and executive producer of Heaven Sent Productions, graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Radio and Television Production and earned a Master’s Degree in Education from Antioch University. She has enjoyed success in both broadcast sales and acting in Washington, D.C. Harper is an active member of the (IDA) International Documentary Association and a founding member of Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers/LA (BAD West). She received an award for Outstanding Achievement from the American Women In Radio and Film for producing the documentary, Due Process of the Law.
Currently, Harper is working on feature length version of her award-winning short Documentary “Keeping the Faith With Morrie”; which won Best Documentary Short at The Hollywood Black Film Festival and for Best Director at the Parables Film Festival, respectively.
The project is a labor of love and currently in the rough-cut process to be used for submission for further funding.
In addition to her love of documentary filmmaking, Angel is also a vested member of AFTRA-SAG unions and the winner of America's Funniest People and has appeared on BET's Comic View and Show Me the Funny. She is also the founder of Smile Productions, which developed the comedy showcase Comedy Flavors. Harper also self-published and authored the book Master the Art of Cold Reading, the first book written on the topic of cold reading techniques for actors.
Angel is an award-winning voice-over performer with two consecutive Achievement In Radio Awards for her outstanding voice acting. In 2021 Angel narrated her first Audiobook with Penguin Random House Audio (PRH). For the past twelve years Angel worked as an Educator for LAUSD Los Angeles Unified School District. In 2021 she returned to the entertainment industry as an On Location Teacher. Angel enjoys salsa dancing as a hobby and is an active member of Oasis Christian Church.
The 30 Minute Documentary version of Keeping the Faith With Morrie focused on an interview with the iconic cartoonist.
Synopsis - Feature length Legacy Documentary
Keeping The Faith With Morrie is the story of Morris C. “Morrie” Turner, the first American cartoonist to have a syndicated strip, Wee Pals, with a multi-ethnic cast of characters. His story is most significant because Morrie Turner is an African American and his strip was syndicated during one of the most volatile periods of American History, seconded only to the American Civil War, the Civil Rights Movement.
While Morrie was not the first African American cartoonist to catch the eye of mainstream America, he was the first to retained it and influence it. He made America see his view of a better America which respected its rainbow colors and Rainbow Power.
Heaven Sent Productions seeks to create a feature length documentary focusing on the life of Morrie Turner, a once quiet Black child who used his art to find acceptance and who ultimately become an award-winning cartoonist and philanthropist. In telling Morrie Turner’s story, the documentary team will merge narrative suspense, closure and continuity, the elements common in fictional movies, with the documentary format. Using this naturalist style and using some cinema verite footage, the team will utilize a Norrie’s original cartoon strips as the connecting line for the events in Morrie Turner’s life and career.
For more information, visit www.heavensentproductions.org
Media Link – Trailer for the 30-minute Documentary
The new trailer for the 60-minute version is not ready
Film Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lch02upA31I