Business of Cinematic Arts
Barry Bogovich is a Los Angeles based film director, producer, and writer with a passion for telling character-driven stories with action appeal. He is the founder and executive director of ACTION THROUGH ACTION, a 501c3 nonprofit production company that creates high quality digital media that drives resources and awareness to organizations improving our world.
Barry recently produced DRIVER 113 (dir. Sahand Nikoukar), a feature film that premiered and won an honorable mention award at the Pasadena International Film Festival in 2021. His direction in the S.W.A.T. team action short ATHENA won "Best Fire Fight" at the Urban Action Showcase in New York City. Barry is currently directing the action film, LAST LAUGH, which will star an actress with a lower-body disability playing the role of a *non-disabled* superhero, using stunts and VFX to allow the actor to fight "on her feet." The film will be used to raise donations for the largest disabilities hospital in California and has already gained support from executives like Jim Lee (CCO, DC Comics), Greg Berlanti (Exec. Producer, "The Flash"), and Larry Franco (producer, "Batman Begins").
In 2010, Barry made his directorial debut with EVENINGS IN QUARANTINE: THE ZOMBIE OPERA, a feature-length film and multimedia stage show, which premiered in his hometown Pittsburgh. He later produced HAVEN’S POINT, a short thriller incorporating a "full body burn" stunt professionally supervised by ACTION FACTORY, which went on to win Judge’s Prize and Producer’s Award at the 2012 Women of Cinematic Arts Film Festival. Barry associate produced the feature film SEPTEMBER MORNING (dir. Ryan Frost), which premiered in 2017.
Prior to his arrival in Hollywood, Barry worked as a post production supervisor and senior editor at SUN KING DIGITAL, a marketing agency in Pittsburgh, where he managed editors and animators for brands such as COCA-COLA, AMERICAN EAGLE, and HEINZ. In 2003, Barry began his career as an editor for the GREAT LAKES FILM FESTIVAL, editing short films for their annual RUN AND GUN PROJECT, where films were both shot and edited during the four day film festivals. By 2004, he became the Post Production Supervisor for the films and the Technical Director for the project.
Barry received an MFA in Film Production at the USC School of Cinematic Arts and earned a BA in Media Arts from Robert Morris University. He is an educator passionate about lifting the next generation of diverse storytellers, having played key roles in 14 weeklong intensive workshops on filmmaking and career development.