As an educator, Barry has over twenty years’ experience in teaching, academic strategy and quality assurance.
He studied Drama at Trinity College Dublin and Film at the National Film School IADT. As a filmmaker, he has made many multi-award-winning short films including ‘Chicken’, ‘Dream Kitchen’ and ‘A Ferret Called Mickey’. He’s had been nominated for a Palme d’Or at Cannes and a Berlin Bear. ‘Monged’ a feature he co-wrote with Gary Duggan premiered in 2015.
Monged, feature film (screenplay), Irish Film Board / Filmbase. [enough], short film (writer / director), Fantastic Films, Irish Film Board. A Ferret Called Mickey (director), Saffron Pictures, Irish Film Board. Chicken (director / producer), Hit + Run, Irish Film Board.
Barry’s films have been presented in official selection at over a hundred and fifty international film festivals and have won numerous awards. They have been screened by top broadcasters including Film Four, PBS, Canal+ and been released on DVD and theatrically in both Europe and beyond.
Awards + Achievements
- Cannes Film Festival– Nominated for a Palme d’Or for CHICKEN
- Berlin Film Festival– Nominated for a Golden Bear for DREAM KITCHEN
- Galway Film Festival– Best Irish Short Film for DREAM KITCHEN
- BFI London Lesbian + Gay Film Festival2004 Film Four TX Short Film Prize for A FERRET CALLED MICKEY