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Harley Cokeliss

Writer/director/producer Harley Cokeliss was born Harley Louis Cokliss on February 11, 1945 in San Diego, California. He was raised in Chicago, Illinois. He moved to England in 1966, studying at the London Film School, and started making TV documentaries in 1970, among them It's Fantastic! It's Futuristic! It's Fatalistic! It's Science Fiction! (... See full bio »

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Battletruck Director
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dream Demon Director
The Glitterball Director


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 2017 Starhunter Transformation (TV Mini Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... (2015-2016, attached)
- Episode #1.2 (2017) ... (2015-2016, attached)
- Episode #1.1 (2017) ... (2015-2016, attached)
 2002 An Angel for May (TV Movie)
 2001 The Immortal (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Deja Vu (2001)
- Spy vs. Spa (2001)
 2000 The Dark Knight (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Games Master (2000)
- Ultimate Sword (2000)
 2000 Pilgrim
 1999 CI5: The New Professionals (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- High Speed (1999)
- First Strike (1999)
 1997 The Ruby Ring (TV Movie)
 1995 Xena: Warrior Princess (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Chariots of War (1995)
 1995 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Ares (1995)
 1988 Dream Demon (as Harley Cokliss)
 1987 Malone (as Harley Cokliss)
 1986 Black Moon Rising (as Harley Cokliss, directed by)
 1982 Battletruck (as Harley Cokliss)
 1981 Of Muppets and Men: The Making of 'The Muppet Show' (TV Movie documentary) (as Harley Cokliss)
 1979 That Summer! (as Harley Cokliss)
 1978 Sense of Place (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pennine Man (1978)
 1977 The Battle of Billy's Pond (as Harley Cokliss)
 1977 The Glitterball (as Harley Cokliss)
 1974 Omnibus (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- The Need for Nightmare (1974) ... (as Harley Cokliss)
  Review (TV Series documentary) (1 episode, 1971) (director - 1 episode, 1971)
- What the Hell Is Going On Here?/A New King Lear/How We Are/Bron and Bird (1971) ... (director: What the Hell Is Going On Here? - as Harley Cokliss)
- Crash! (1971)
 1971 Crash! (Short) (as Harley Cokliss)
 1970 Chicago Blues (Documentary)
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Personal Quote:

There's always trouble; filmmaking is a battle against time, lack of money, and the fear of making mistakes.


Cokliss happened to be interviewing Roger Corman for a BBC documentary and therefore had the opportunity to pitch his idea for Battletruck (1982) to Corman. See more »

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