Los Angeles, California | Series

Sci-Fi, Thriller

Jared Milrad

1 Campaigns | California, United States

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Produced by an award-winning team, Harmony is a sci-fi thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat - and deliver an important message about inclusion, acceptance, and overcoming our differences. Through the eyes of a strong woman, Harmony illuminates the strength of the human spirit.

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Mission Statement

Harmony celebrates inclusion both in front of and behind the camera. Our writer/director Jared Milrad is a proud member of the LGBTQ community, our cinematographer is a Mexican-American woman, three of our four producers are female (and two are women of color), and our cast is highly diverse.

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Why We Believe in Harmony


As a diverse team with a variety of backgrounds and identities, we've found that Hollywood is not always the most welcoming place. People like us are still woefully underrepresented in media and entertainment, and it's often difficult to build a career - much less work on projects that challenge us as artists and creators. And now, more than ever, we need diverse voices telling stories about the importance of inclusion, acceptance, and working through our differences.


That's why we created Harmony.


Set in the near-future in the United States, Harmony is about a billionnaire entrepreneur named James who's launching a new tech company called Harmony. Amid rising societal tensions and violence between race, gender, and class, James wants to build a series of new communities that will, as he sees it, create more peace and harmony between communities. Tonight, to plan for next steps, James has gathered a diverse group of the brightest tech minds from his Stanford college days for an unforgettable dinner meeting. 


One of those friends is Darrell and his wife, Mia. Fiercely outspoken and brilliant, Mia is a strong black woman and Ivy League-educated college professor who doesn't accept things at face value - especially ideas as audacious as Harmony. She's committed to questioning James' true intentions - and the seemingly blind eagerness of her friends - even if it causes tumult in her marriage.


Harmony is a sci-fi thriller that recalls The Handmaid's Tale, Black Mirror, and The Invitation - to name a few. A pilot that will lead into a full series on a major streaming service, Harmony will keep you on the edge of your seat - and leave you questioning just about everything. 



Why We Need Your Support

Harmony is about a world where our differences are used to divide us, as opposed to unite us; where our identities are exploited to stoke fear and anger; and where technology is a tool to concentrate power, instead of decentralizing it. Sadly, this world isn't that far off - and that's why we need your support. Ultimately, Harmony is a call to action, a cautionary tale about what can happen when we don't work through our differences and build a more inclusive world.


That's why we need to make this project a reality, and we hope to earn your support!


What Your Investment Will Do 


With your support, we can cover production and post-production costs, including paying for locations, compensating our crew, and covering the costs of equipment, editing, coloring, and sound mixing. As a token of our thanks, each contribution is eligible for awesome perks :)


We greatly appreciate your help making our dreams a reality!





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About This Team


Our Team


We have an incredibly talented, award-winning team that brings diverse experiences and perspectives on both sides of the camera. We're especially proud to have several producers of color, a majority female production team, a diverse cast and crew, and a proud member of the LGBTQ community as our writer/director. Our team represents our commitment to inclusion, acceptance, and diversity, which is also central to our story in Harmony.


Our incredible cast has appeared on major networks and platforms such as Netflix, ABC, FX, USA, TNT, and more. Learn about us below!




Jared Milrad

Writer/Director, "James"


A filmmaker, entrepreneur, and advocate for social change, Jared has a lifetime of experience serving others. He is currently the founder and president of A Show For A Change and Movikarma, an impact streaming platform that connects inspiring video content with charitable giving. Jared and his team have built relationships across entertainment, tech, and impact, including with influencers Troye Sivan and Matthew Santoro, Emmy-winning producer Brian Johnson and Oscar-nominated director Bryan Buckley, and leading organizations such as The Sundance Institute, The Skoll Center at UCLA, Epidemic Sound, and WeWork.


Jared previously worked for President Barack Obama on both of his presidential campaigns and later in The White House. With the support of Warren Buffett's son, Peter, he founded a nationally recognized nonprofit that helps families afford legal services, and appeared in Hillary Clinton's historic presidential campaign commercials ("Getting Started," "Equal"). Jared has been profiled by dozens of media outlets around the world, including The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, BBC News, The Guardian, The Times of London, TIME, MSNBC, CBS, NBC, and ABC News.


Now streaming on Amazon Prime, Jared's recent credits include "Cumpleanera" (actor/writer/director), "Marriage" (actor/writer/director), "1.20.17" (actor/writer/director), "Office Party" (actor/writer/producer), and "Hurry Up and Wait" (actor/writer/producer). He is also the star of the award-winning documentary, "Jared and Nate: A Love Story."


Jared co-produced and was a featured speaker at the launch of Storytellers United, a salon series inspiring inclusivity and sensitivity in entertainment, and he founded We Won't Go Back, a civic engagement platform featured in The Advocate, Out Magazine, and Mic. With his husband, Nate, Jared is the co-author of "So, You Want To Get (Gay) Married: Stuff You Need To Know Before Saying 'I Do,'" which garnered numerous mentions in national media. Jared has also worked to develop programs that empower at-risk youth in Southern California and provide more sustainable food choices for children and families.


Trained at The Second City Chicago and The Howard Fine Acting Studio, Jared is an accomplished public speaker who has advocated on behalf of President Barack Obama and Secretary Hillary Clinton. He earned a law degree from Northeastern University School of Law, a graduate degree from Tufts University, and an undergraduate degree with highest honors from North Carolina State University. Jared has earned numerous awards, including the Presidential Award for Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University, the prestigious General Hugh Shelton Leadership Award of Excellence, and the Caldwell Fellowship at North Carolina State University.


Jared is proud to live in Long Beach, CA with his husband, Nate, and adopted dog, Oliver. In 2018, Jared was a candidate for Long Beach City Council, personally endorsed by actor/producer Kal Penn.



Kiana Madani 

Executive Producer / "Nida" 


Iranian American actress Kiana Madani has been acting, modeling and performing for nearly ten years. Born and raised in San Jose, California, Kiana partook in theatre productions locally and participated in acting classes in San Francisco. She has been in Los Angeles for six years and has worked on multiple TV pilots, national commercials and feature films amongst seasoned actors. Currently, you can catch her on the third season of FX’s “Legion” opposite Harry Lloyd, and in the political drama “The Pirates of Somalia” opposite Al Pacino on Netflix. 


Cherish Duke 

Producer / "Mia"


Cherish Monique Duke cultivated her talent in the D.C. area where she was born and raised. She attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where she studied at the Lee Strasberg Studios and the Stonstreet Film/TV Studios and also studied classical acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) in London, England. She has worked on multiple Films and TV shows and some of her favorites include Black-ish (ABC), Jane the Virgin (CW), Pearson (USA), Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (CBS), and Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC). When she is not working on screen, Cherish loves cultivating her talent on the stage.  She has been blessed to work with some phenomenally talented artists in over 75 theater productions throughout NYC, London, and LA. And was recently nominated as “Best Leading Actress” at the 2019 Stage Raw Awards for her role in the critically acclaimed play “At The Table”(The Road Theater Company). For more information visit her website at www.cherishmonqiueduke.net. 


Cheyenne Phillips 

Producer / "Julie"


Cheyenne Phillips is an actor, producer, and model. Cheyenne was born and raised in Los Angeles, and has wanted to be in the entertainment business her whole life. She has traveled and trained in Australia at Nida, and has since then come back to Los Angeles where she has trained at various schools such as The Margie Haber Studio and The Imagined Life Studio. Cheyenne is best known for her role in the bloody western called Outlaws And Angels starring Luke Wilson and Francesca Eastwood. 


Antoine Perry



Migrating from Oklahoma, Antoine graduated from the University of Southern California. Since college he has forged a career in entertainment as a working film and tv actor and filmmaker. Some of his acting credits include TNT's Major Crimes, ABC's Castle and Shondaland's For The People. Next he'll be recurring on the newest season of FX's Peabody award winning show Better Things.  Also he recently wrapped a leading role in the Sundance Institute finalist project Questionable. Commercially, Antoine has booked over 30 SAG-AFTRA national commercials. As a filmmaker, his most recent digital project, Waking Up with Strangers, just finished a very successful festival run and he's finalizing negotiations for additional seasons on a popular digital platform. His goal is to be the next Issa Rae, only slightly less insecure.


Rishi Mehta



Rishi Mehta is an actor, photographer, and filmmaker. Born and raised in New York 

City, Rishi now lives in sunny Los Angeles, where he pursues his countless passions in front of, and behind, the camera. Rishi graduated from Penn State University with a BA in Communications, then went on to receive his MFA in Filmmaking from The New York Film Academy. He has written, directed, and produced several short films, including Recalculating…, a quirky romantic comedy, and Jack & Rima, an experimental visual short chronicling a couple’s road trip across seven states. In his first year as an actor, Rishi booked two commercial campaigns, including one national digital campaign for a popular rideshare company. An avid storyteller, Rishi has studied improv at the Groundlings school, and is currently enrolled in ongoing classes at AMAW in Los Angeles.


Terra Strong



Terra Strong Lyons is an actor, singer and dancer. She started her career in entertainment at the illustrious School for Creative and Performing Arts high school in Cincinnati, Ohio. Since the age of 13 she has worked in professional regional and national theatre. Some of her theatre credits include ‘Timoune’ in Once of this Island, ‘Lutiebelle’ in Ossie Davis’ Broadway Musical Purlie, Fats Waller’s Aint Misbehavin’, High School Musical and Hairspray. Terra moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 2010 when she joined the world-renowned Jimmy Church Showband and traveled internationally as a headline singer and dancer for 5 years. Terra is currently a full-time actor and performer in Los Angeles. This year, she received a nomination for Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series, in the 8x Emmy Nominated web series Conversations in LA. Terra also starred as the lead villain in the cult horror sequel Zoombies 2. 


Phire Whitaker



Phire Whitaker is an acommplished actress, known for You (2018), Jane The Virgin, Illville and The Aftermath (2018). She has appeared in numerous commercials, including for Geico. Phire is thrilled to be a part of the Harmony team.

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