astrophysicist turned emotion-driven filmmaker
I make films about people getting a rude awakening.
“Barnes is an obviously gifted filmmaker”
The Independent Critic
Feature Documentary Released
Shot under lockdown in early 2021, my new feature documentary ‘Healing with Hypnotherapy’ has just been released. You can see the trailer and learn more here.
New Feature Projects
Shot under lockdown in January and February 2021, my 2 new feature films are coming together. They’re documentaries – one about hypnotherapy and the other about flying radio-controlled model aircraft. I’m hoping that ‘Healing with Hypnotherapy’ will be completed and released by the beginning of 2022.
Making Films Under Lockdown
Vote for ‘The Redeeming’ as Best Thriller
‘The Redeeming’ has been nominated for Best Thriller in the 2019 National Film Awards. You can cast your vote here.
‘The Redeeming’ World Premiere Announced
My debut feature film ‘The Redeeming’ will play its World Premiere on Sunday 28th January 2018. Full venue details to follow, but I can tell you that it is at a film festival about an hour outside London. Very excited to be sharing the film with everyone.
Shooting new sketch comedy
We’ve started shooting our new sketch comedy web series “Fetch A Sketch”. Great material and a fab troupe of actors mean that this will be a wonderful project for all involved.
The Redeeming’s First Write-up
The Urge Continues to Thrive
The Urge has now spent more than a full year as the 8th most watched horror film on IndieFlix. I’m very proud of my cast and crew for this tremendous achievement by our little film. It’s also had a little write-up on the front page of Euroscript’s website.
The Urge Hits Big on Indieflix
For 9 months straight, The Urge has been the 8th most watched horror film on IndieFlix, the streaming video-on-demand service for independent films. I’m very proud.
Commercial a Hit!
One month after launch, the numbers are in. The commercial has been viewed over 23,000 times and the client is delighted. “The commercial not only met our objectives but the measured results exceeded our expectations.” Compared with the commercial that I pitched to replace, the client has shaved over a quarter off their ad budget and yet seen web traffic more than double. I’m happy to help!
Feature film in pre-production
I’m in pre-production on my first solo feature film. We’ve got a couple of actors from the commercial in the cast. We’ve been workshopping and rehearsing ahead of the late-January shoot. We’ve only got a working title for the film at the moment, which I can’t share with you yet. The film is a psychological thriller in the vein of Misery. Watch this space for updates!