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Capitol Dr.

Inspired by the originators of "Trap Music" from the early 2000's, a young boy becomes infatuated with the flashy lifestyle and sets out to attain it, while yet, still maintaining his athletic notarity and Christian upbringning through his high school years and beyond.

  • Donovan I Harmon
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    Television Script
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Writer Biography - Donovan I Harmon

Born on July 18, 1990 to my parents Gloria and Ronnie Harmon, in Milwaukee, WI. I attended the neighborhood public school on the city’s northside, and this is where my love for writing began. In the third grade, I won the school district’s poem competition with my poem entitled, “No Bull”, which was inspired by my infatuation for the Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan. This led to my first piece of published work in a book at the age of 9.

For middle school, I attended a small, private, Christian school (GHCA) where my basketball talents began to thrive and catch the attention of the city’s high school coaches who would come out and scout/recruit me from school games and the city’s summer league tournaments. After turning down a full-scholarship offer from one of the city’s top high school basketball programs, which was a private school, I ended up at Shorewood High on the upper east side of Milwaukee. It was here where I began taking creative writing courses throughout my 4 years, and learning how to structure my writing, and express emotion on a page.

My basketball skill set earned me scholarships to many colleges, in which I had decided to attended Rock Valley college in Rockford, IL (JUCO) in effort to receive offers from better schools. At Rock Valley I maintained a 3.0 gpa through the two years, and I attained my Associates Degree. Upon graduating, I received another athletic scholarship to Robert Morris University in Chicago, and it was here that my writing continued, after having surgery due to a basketball injury and sitting out the season. I would take on more creative writing courses, and write in a journal about everything that I was going through from being away from home and not being able to play the sport that I loved, to relationship issues and missing friends.

After not recovering from my athletic injury, I decided to enjoy the college phase of my life for once, and decided to give up basketball. I transferred to Arizona State University to join some old high school friends. I continued writing while out in Arizona, where I experienced much life changing experiences for my writing material. I was contacted by NIKE in NYC my junior year at ASU for a summer internship, which led to me not completing my Bachelor’s, and moved to Manhattan for two straight summers, gaining work experience and being promoted to a full-time position in their Chicago office location. My writing continued throughout it all, producing even more material through my experiences.

I began attending film festivals all over the country, and this is when my writing experience began to shape itself into a more specified direction and formed my passion for screenwriting in particular. I began to put all of my stories together, in which I created my first registered and copy written feature, “Shell Shock” , along with my episodic pilot script for a television show entitled, “Capitol Drive”.

Today I live in Minneapolis with my fiance Emily, and our two kids, Arella (8) and Shiloh (2).

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