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Bradford Barnes

Adjunct Assistant Professor

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Division of Film & Television Production

Brad’s feature film debut as a director, The Locksmith (a.k.a. “Homewrecker”), won the Best of NEXT Award at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. In addition to The Locksmith, Brad has written, produced and directed two Sundance shorts: We Todd Did and Choked, as well as a short for the Showtime Network starring Christopher Walken.  Brad’s second dramatic feature, Sex Guaranteed was released by The Orchard.

Previously, Brad taught filmmaking in the graduate film program at Columbia University for over 10 years.  He’s also taught directing in the grad film program at NYU, The New School and The Conservatory for Dramatic Arts in NYC. 

Brad recently directed two plays, This is Our Youth and Orphans, for the Aquila Morong studio in Los Angeles. 

Brad  began his career making multiple screen, gallery-based video and was formally director of exhibitions at White Cube gallery in London, UK.