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Published on October 29, 2018

Bryan Health Partners with Johnny Carson School of Theatre & Film on The Healing of Harman

carson film students in action

UNL film students at Bryan West Campus

Bryan Health partnered with the Johnny Carson School of Theatre & Film on The Healing of Harman, a short film that highlights Nebraska’s caring approach to community and embracing others.

The Healing of Harman is a story about a Kurdish interpreter, Harman Doski, who lives in Lincoln, Nebr. During an appointment at a hospital, he meets Mustafa Ali, a mysterious man from his past who asks for help - with life and death consequences. The plot and characters are inspired by real-life stories from local refugees and extensive research. 

“This is not a heavy political piece. Rather, it’s a movie that asks big questions about love, hope and forgiveness,” said Julie Uribe, executive producer and writer of The Healing of Harman. “In my experience in the entertainment business of more than 25 years, the partnership with Bryan Health on this film has been unprecedented. The hospital and their expert staff showed students the best-case scenario of collaboration during production. We couldn’t have asked for a better environment.”  

The Healing of Harman is the third and final film in the Carson School Film Series. The production of the movie involved a select number of film industry professionals teaming with students and faculty from the Johnny Carson School of Theatre & Film. The objective was to provide an opportunity for students to work with industry professionals to gain valuable experience about the filmmaking process.  

Principal photography for The Healing of Harman took place at Bryan West Campus in May. Over the course of five days, nearly 50 students and industry professionals shot scenes for the film in a variety of locations on campus. More than a dozen members of the Bryan family shared their technical expertise, equipment, insight and feedback with the film crew.

“We recognized the importance of providing a realistic hospital environment for this film,” said Brad Colee, video production and media relations specialist at Bryan. “We were able to use a former simulation lab so filming could be authentic and occur without interruption to our patients. We are very thankful to Julie and the Johnny Carson School of Theatre & Film for choosing us as a host for this experience.”

The Healing of Harman premiered in Los Angeles at the Laemmle Royal Theater in September. The Lincoln screening took place on Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Ross Theatre at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


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