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DIRECTOR

LUCY JOAN BARNES

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Having received a Diploma in Art and Design from Ravensbourne College Lucy decided to follow a path towards theatre, graduating from Rose Bruford College with a degree in Theatre Stage management.  This progressed into a career in theatre and drama school education spanning 12 years, teaching her how to interact with actors on and off set to build relationships and get the best performance possible.

After many years of working in this area, and having the opportunity to work with some incredible artists such as Brian Cox, Fiona Shaw, Alan Rickman and Jeremy Irons, Lucy heard the siren call of film and decided to leave everything behind to study for an MA in Fiction Directing at Edinburgh University.

Graduating with a distinction, her graduate short film “Lucid” was nominated for “Best Drama” at BAFTA NEW TALENT AWARDS 2016 and has been shown at several festivals. Since then Lucy has gone on to work on a further 5 features films in a variety of roles focused on production and direction.

Taking inspiration from the likes of Park Chan-wook, Mary Harron and Jim Jarmusch her style focuses on highlighting the beauty within darker subject matter through the visual composition of the scene and sensitive directing of the actors to build an empathic link to the audience.

Directors notes

While reading the script, the first thing that struck me was ”I never knew that was part of OCD”.

I was aware not all OCD sufferer’s live in minimalist white houses they clean obsessively every day, but I wasn’t aware of the voice within their mind that never seems to turn off.

Can you imagine constantly having the voice of your nagging mother in your head, except it’s not your mother... it’s you, and when you put your headphones on… it’s still there!

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