The Trust


Midsummer, 2020. When trophy wife Karen Davis gets the dreaded call from the hospital that her husband, Harvey has died of COVID 19, she promptly summons their attorney, Stan to read Harvey's trust to her and their son, Barron on Zoom.


When Harvey's new CPA arrives unexpectedly, Karen's life is turned from upside down to inside out - and who is that at the door in the middle of a pandemic?


The Trust is an indie comedy and a short film project. The film is directed by Harris Shore.



HARRIS SHORE is an American actor, writer and director. Born in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania near Valley Forge, he attended local schools, excelled as an athlete and ultimately distinguished himself performing in plays and musicals. Shore takes his place in American Pop Culture as the original, live-action Mario of the Donkey Kong commercials for Coleco Vision, circa 1981; and as Mr. Lippman in the hit comedy series, "Seinfeld," "The Library" episode. Upon arrival in New York City in the fall of 1970 after a successful sales career with Dun & Bradstreet in Philadelphia, Shore soon garnered a position as singing waiter at the famed Pig N' Whistle restaurant. There his collaboration with five other young hopefuls produced the sensational Broadway revue, "Four On The Town," which played to standing ovations at some of the finest (and dumpiest) hotels throughout the Catskills and Poconos, and on cruise ships and countless club dates. "Perhaps the greatest moment in my career," stated Shore, "was the five weeks we spent entertaining our troops in Vietnam and Thailand in 1972.” After Four on the Town disbanded in the fall of that year, Shore traveled worldwide as a solo entertainer before commencing his formal acting studies with the legendary Michael Howard in Manhattan. For the next fifteen years, he worked under nearly every Equity contract in New York and throughout the United States - such theaters as the Beacon, Music Box, Princess, Playwrights Horizons, Jewish Repertory, Falmouth Playhouse, Fulton Opera, and more. Performing extensively in experimental theatre, Shore won accolades for his portrayal of our thirty-third President, Harry S Truman in the musical "The Buck Stops Here," created Off Broadway at AMAS Repertory Theatre and culminating on tour at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D. C. for the centennial celebration of Mr. Truman’s birth. Shore subsequently recreated Harry in the miniseries, "The Korean War," and soon after played a slew of ridiculous characters alongside impressionist, Fred Travalena in the cable series, "Just For Laughs." Shore migrated to Los Angeles in 1989, where he has since continued to work. Portraying an army psychiatrist, he produced and starred in the late Tom Cole's searing stage drama about a Vietnam vet with PTSD, "Medal of Honor Rag" at the Zephyr and Wadsworth Theaters. Select TV & Film: "Wayne’s World," "Seinfeld," "Wings," "Caroline In The City," "Bones," "Weeds," "ER," "Beyond Belief," "Knots Landing," "Chicago Hope," and "General Hospital." Recently for Hallmark: "The Crossword Mysteries," "Holiday Calendar," and "August Creek." Shore began his writing career as a restaurant and features editor for Show Business Newspaper in New York City, with over 400 eateries under his belt. He also scribed features for The Westsider and New York Theatre Review. For the Jewish Journal of Los Angeles he wrote, produced, directed and starred in thirteen web episodes for his DIY blog, The Handy Hazzan, all of which have a literary component. In Hollywood, Ca, his directing credits include Doug Haverty’s “Rigopiano” at Theatre West; and two short plays by the late Linda Rand, “Speed Dating” and “Valentine at The Titanic” at the BrickHouse Theater. Shore’s bio-novella, "The Phoenixville Phantom – A Football Fantasy," is now ready for publication. As a playwright, he has completed "Killing Klaus," a full-length play based on a true account of the 1975 attempted assassination of infamous Nazi, Klaus Barbie. Harris restores old homes as a hobby, is a senior softballer, and has sung "The Star-Spangled Banner" in Dodger stadium four times. (See online.) His favorite recurring role is as single DAD to his amazing, bright, and beautiful 21-year-old daughter, now a senior in college.






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