A selection of Barker's eclectic and collaborative projects; ranging from features, commercials, music videos, documentaries and mockumentaries.
Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP): Script selected for the feature film, Lolly (written Lev David & John Barker and directed by John).
Jozi Film Festival: Wonder Boy for President won the audience award.
John has won 2 x SAFTA's and nominated for 4 (all for Directing).
Bunny Chow: Opening Film at Sithengi (Gala Event) and selected for the Rotterdam International Film Festival, Tiger Awards, AFI Fest, the Raindance Film Festival, Sydney International Film Festival, the San Francisco Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival, as well as being picked up by MTV Europe, distributed in Europe by Dogwoof, and Global Lens in North America.
L’Atalier Festival de Cannes 2009: Script for Umbrella Men
Sithengi: Most Promising Director
“Storytelling is important. I enjoy the collaborative aspect and process of film making. I love that it requires so many talented people from different departments and all walks of life, coming together to make an idea work. I also love being on set.” John Barker, Writer & Director.