About me

Hi, I'm David, a writer, director and editor, specialising in character-driven narratives.

My work has received recognition for its impactful and stylised touches, infusing emotional depth into storytelling.

In 2017, I ventured into writing and directing fiction. My debut short film, 'A Modest Defeat', earned global awards and was an Official Selection at two Academy Award-qualifying festivals, before receiving over six million views online.

I began my career in post-production at the BBC before moving to directing for MTV and branded projects. Since then, I've collaborated with leading agencies such as AKQA, Mother, MullenLowe, Ogilvy, and Saatchi & Saatchi, working with some of the world's most iconic brands.

Skills

After Effects, Directing, Editing, Post Production, Script Writing

Sector Experience

Advertising, Charity / Not for profit, Film (Feature), Film (Short / Documentary), Food & Beverages, Television

Awards

7 Petits Cailloux – Winner, Children's Audience Award, Adelaide International Youth Film Festival – Winner, Best Film, Cannes Lions - Shortlist, Heart of Gold International Film Festival – Winner, Best Sound Design, Kinolub Poland International Film Festival – Winner, Best Short

Clients

American Express, BBC, Bose, Chevrolet, Coca-Cola, Costa Coffee, EA Sports, Epson, Gillette, L`Oreal, Manchester United, Monster Energy, mtv uk, Nike, Nissan, Pret a Manger, Sheraton, The Guardian, Uniqlo, Virgin Media

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Availability
Looking for work
Achievements
Top 25 Commercials Director Project featured:Autism Is A Superpower
on 12th July 2023
Project featured:Gillette – Being a Man
on 28th September 2023
Project featured:Persil - Monster Stains
on 20th November 2023
Contributor:

David Barr has been a Contributor since 25th November 2015.

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Contract
Freelance
Location
London, United Kingdom
Skill Level
Director
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