The Video Diaries of Rifleman Harris - Jason Salkey - official site, graphic copyright


As luck would have it, I sensed early on that the project we were filming had all the potential for future status as T.V. gold. What the public didn't know was the events on-location in the early Sharpes, such as dealing with post soviet Ukraine, became folklore in the world of film. The scale of the project, the area of the world we worked in and the continual obstacles thrown at us make an unbelievable parallel story to that of Sharpe and his men.

The Harris video diaries are an attempt to bring the verbatim story of life on Sharpe. The films are targeted primarily at the vast gang of Sharpe fans across the world, but have proved equally interesting to ever-increasing legion of Sean Bean loyalists.

Using the material my unique access provided, the aim is to shed light on the amazing journey that Shape took us all on, explain my role in creating the Sharpe legend and attempt to make clearer the wacky process of filmmaking.

As well as the many hours of video tape footage, I have a written diary and ample collection of photographs that [hopefully] all coalesce to bring you a compelling set of films.