With tons of studio, network, and indie experience between us, we know that projects often go south. So we thought we could help fill a need—offering our expertise and resources to develop and produce not just our own projects but for others as well.
United by our love of filmmaking, lack of ego, can-do attitude, compulsion to tell it like it is, basic human decency, rugged good looks and plenty of experience, we came together to form Harbor-Wall.
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In all honesty, it was originally a Frankenstein-ing of our names. But it morphed into something that sort of actually makes sense!
Every feature or series is like an expedition unto itself—one that sends you out into uncharted waters on unsteady seas. We aspire to be a safe port, providing a light by which to navigate and land you safely.
Philip Waley is an award-winning producer who has been working in the Film and Television Industry for over 30 years. In his work, he loves true stories rich with emotions, depth, and diversity.
Philip has had the pleasure of working with major studios such as Legendary, Warner Bros, Fox, Netflix, Lionsgate, Sony, and Universal. Some of his recent movies include To Leslie, The Red Sea Diving Resort, The Machine, Escape Room 2, The Nun, The Empty Man, Columbus Circle, Solomon Kane, Jumper, Hostel 1 & 2, Pink Panther among others. He is currently Executive Producing the action thriller Den of Thieves 2 starring Gerard Butler and O’Shea Jackson Jr. shooting across Europe.
In the Television field, Philip produced the award-winning Joan of Arc for the Hallmark Channel, as well as The Genius of Mozart for BBC Television and several episodes of the award-winning The Amazing Race. He also served as a producer for the original Netflix series Best Worst Weekend Ever.
Previous to Harbor-Wall, Philip was partnered with Joel Baral in Baral Waley Productions Inc, a full-service production company based in Los Angeles servicing productions Worldwide. With the addition of Richter Hartig, Baral Waley metamorphosized into Harbor-Wall. Philip also has his own LA-based production company Shaken Not Stirred Inc which is involved with various film and TV projects.
Philip began his career as a commercial producer creating hundreds of commercials worldwide and winning a Silver Lion at Cannes. He received a BA with honors in media production from Bournemouth University in the UK, and is an active member of both the Directors Guild of America (DGA) and the Producers Guild of America (PGA).
A CPA, Joel has over 20 years of experience providing accounting and financial oversight to independent and studio films, TV, and digital projects for Viacom, Netflix, Amazon, QUIBI, APPLE+, HBO Max, Facebook, Hartbeat, Paramount TV, FOX, ABC, Disney and others.
Prior to Harbor-Wall, he and Philip Waley were partners in the LA-based full-service production company Baral Waley Productions Inc. In that role, he served as Production Executive on Viggo Mortenson’s “Falling” and Co-Producer on the features, “To Leslie” and “This Game’s Called Murder.”
Joel also produced the independent feature “Holiday Breakup ” and the U.S. version of Japanese animated Series GTO, and Vampire Princess Miyu and the unscripted series “Street Fury” on the Import car scene.
Outside of film production, Joel serves as CPA – Accountant Business manager for RC Baral & Company, Inc., an accounting firm providing entertainment accounting and business management for nearly every major and independent in the industry over the last three decades on close to a thousand projects including such features as Terminator Salvation, W, Inglourious Basterds, Season of the Witch, , The Details, Cristiada—and TV projects that include the NAACP Image Awards on Fox, Discovery and Tru-TV Reality Shows Party at the Rehab, numerous Disney Cable Series and Movies and more.
Joel is a proud and active member of the Producers Guild of America (PGA). Joel earned his BA in Economics from UCLA.
Richter brings over two decades of production finance experience, both hands-on and in executive leadership positions, giving him unique insight into the financial demands of high budget, high profile, international productions. Known for his unique combination of financial discipline and pleasant easygoing manner, he is adept at bringing financial comfort and reassurance to studios, networks, financiers, bond companies and the C-Suite.
Prior to co-founding Harbor-Wall, Richter served as an independent consultant helping Endeavor build Endeavor Content (now Fifth Season) and was then tapped to head it up as Senior Vice President of Production. In this role, he oversaw production for all series and features such as See, Severance, The Eddy, Wayne, Truth Be Told, Limetown, and Tokyo Vice.
Before that, Richter served for over a decade as Senior Vice President of Production Finance for Starz where he was responsible for financial oversight of all Starz Originals, both self-produced and licensed. Some of the titles produced under Richter’s watchful eye include Spartacus, Magic City, Power, Da Vinci’s Demons, Outlander, Black Sails, American Gods, and Counterpart to name but a few. As part of his Starz portfolio Richter also headed up Production Finance for Film Roman Animation where he oversaw The Simpsons, King of the Hill and dozens of other shows.
Richter earned his B.A. from Wesleyan University with a major in film.