Nikki Harmon is a producer, educator, and Program Director for SIFTMedia 215, a cooperative that centers Black and Latinx women-identified independent media artists who work in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. She recently produced and directed a short documentary, The Last Responder, as a part of the SIFTMedia 215 COVID1619 Project. Currently, she is serving as the producer of two short films, Tonight, We Eat Flowers, part of the BlackStar Filmmaking Lab, and Sundown Road, directed by M. Asli Dukan.
She has written, produced, directed, and performed in various technical positions on several documentaries, short narratives, educational and industrial films, music videos and feature-length films. In 2002, She joined Banyan Productions and worked on three seasons of TLC’s “A Wedding Story” as a researcher, associate producer and finally as a producer
Throughout her career however, Nikki has maintained her commitment to mentor and teach others and has taught for community organizations such as the Big Picture Alliance and Scribe Video Center and at the undergraduate level at Drexel and Arcadia Universities, and Chestnut Hill College as an adjunct professor.
She has also taken a fancy to writing and has self-published two novels, When I Was your Girlfriend and Neither Here Nor There under Mt. Airy Girl Press.
A native Philadelphian, she graduated from Wesleyan University and returned to Philadelphia to pursue a career in television and film production. She received her MFA in Media and Film Arts from Temple University.