Thursday, May 28, 2015

please assume a holding pattern at bearing one-six-niner-tango-alpha-foxtrot-zulu-bee-bop-a-reeno... etc.

This is my brain on film-production.

[ insert loud buzzing noise ]

With principal photography on PINK starting two weeks from tomorrow, I'm juggling forty-two acid-filled water balloons and working from dawn to zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Don't worry. In the words of General Douglas A. MacArthur said in 1942 to the people of the Phillipines when forced by executive order to abandon his post, "I'll be back."

Or wait. No.

That was the governor of California.

Or something.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Everything & Everything & Everything

I've waited AGES for this short to be available online so I could show it to you.
Now it is.
So now I can.
So watch it, already!
It's a little surrealist and weird, but also beautiful (and starring Shane Carruth) and profound.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Support PINK... and me!

I am NEVER going to ask you for anything ever again. Pinky swear. But if you've ever benefitted from anything I've written on here and would like to see me succeed as a professional screenwriter, please take a few minutes to head on over to the FUNDPINKFILM.COM website and consider pre-buying your copy of my first ever feature film, PINK.

By running our own website we avoid the five percent kickstarter fees, but we also miss out on a lot of extra traffic to our project. So we would really appreciate not only your contributions, but also your help in spreading the word.

dark before dawn

I want you to picture me as I was at 3 o'clock this morning, bent over my toilet in my underwear, dry-heaving. Not because I'm particularly proud of the fact that the only reason I was up at all was that I'd jolted out of bed to write an email to the director of the film I'm working on (PINK) detailing all the reasons why the sky was falling, but rather because I want you to know that it's going to be all right.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

TWO FOR TEA an official selection of the Macon Film Festival!

Between LOCKER 212 and TWO FOR TEA, that makes twelve official selections for the short films I've written in the last few years. I'm super-grateful for the fantastic creative teams that brought these shorts to life, and pleased as pickles to be able to share them with the world.

Sunday, May 10, 2015


This is what happens when I really don't want to be working...

beedeathmovie2 from josh barkey on Vimeo.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

push it out, shove it out

Making a movie-baby is hard.

Even though PINK is a super-tiny-micro-budget film, there are over thirty people working on itinvolved despite the lack of funds because they love the story, or me, or both.

Still, as the lead producer on a micro-budget, with a director who's based in L.A. and a North Carolina shoot, a whole lot of everything falls in my lap. Fortunately, we have a village. A vibrant North Carolina film community that gets jazzed up on the joy of collaborative art, and the chance to make something that could really connect.

Which didn't stop me from waking up at 4:30a.m. today, jolting awake out of a stress-nightmare in which it was the second day of shooting, everything was unraveling, and everyone was angry at me.

So if you've been wondering why I've been so irregular on this website, that's why.

I've been gestating.


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