Ian Barnes

Writer and Director for Film and Television


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Biography

Ian Barnes is an Oscar nominated director and writer who has worked across drama and comedy for all of the major channels. His short film Wish143 was nominated for an Oscar at the 83rd Academy Awards as well as winning at Palm Springs, Rushes Soho Shorts and The British Independent Film Festival.  

His most recent work has included three episodes of the hugely popular Channel 4 drama Skins for Company Pictures, the Tiger Aspect/SKY comedy Mount Pleasant which received an RTS nomination in 2014 and 2nd unit director on the feature Molly Moon for Amber Entertainment. 

Ian’s past work on Casualty has also been nominated for two television BAFTAs.

Ian is working on his debut feature Cherry as writer/director and he is also developing a half hour comedy called Prepper.


CV

Film

Director & Producer

Wish 143
* OSCAR NOMINATION 2011 Best short film British Independent Film Festival 2010, Best short film audience award Palm Springs Shortfest 2010, Best film long form award London Rushes Film Festival 2010, Best short film CannesVan d’or 2011. Official selection Encounters Film Festival Bristol, Foyle Ireland, New York United, Jerusalem
Short
Writer Tom Bidwell
 
BBC Film Network and Lighthouse
 
Swing
35mm Short Film
 

 
Matchhead
* Finalist Rushes Sohoshorts 2012, Official Selection Palm Springs FilmFest
Short
Writer Jason Sutton
 
Swing&Shift Films
 

TV

Director

 

Director of multiple episodes across five seasons of the Sky Living comedy drama series 

Tiger Aspect Productions for Sky Living
 
Skins
3 x 50'
 
Company Pictures for E4
 
 
Company Pictures for ITV2
 
 
Shed for BBC One
 
Casualty
* BAFTA nominated episode 2010 ‘And Then There Were Three’ * BAFTA nominated episode 2009 ‘Sex And Death’
18 x 60
 
BBC for BBC One
 
 
BBC for BBC One
 
 
BBC for BBC One
 
 
BBC for BBC One
 
 
BBC for BBC2/BBC3
 
Merseybeat
2 x 60'
 
BBC for BBC One
 
Holby City
2 x 60'
 
BBC for BBC One
 
 
BBC for BBC3
 
Doctors
3 x 30'
 
BBC for BBC One
 

Director & Producer

Alive
Follow ups series to the box office success ‘Touching The Void’
2 x 50'
 
Discovery USA for Channel 4
 
 
Discovery USA for Channel 4