Barry Prescott

Filmmaker, Animator

Barry Prescott is a writer, director, producer and stop frame animator, sometimes all at the same time. His directing career has been an interesting fruit salad of experiences. He has directed puppets and policemen in children¹s television shows, liars and politicians in corporate videos. He has been to the jungles of Papua New Guinea to film tribesmen who have never seen anyone as white as he is, decapitated plasticene clowns with chainsaws and made celebrities learning to ballroom dance look good. Along the way he has written and directed 5 short films, both live action and stop frame animation that have won numerous awards and screened widely at international festivals. As a writer Barry has written for advertising, 3 seasons of Bryan and Bobby, Dancing with the Stars and long running NZ kids show What Now? As a Production Manager, Barry has made over 70 TVCs. He also works in varying production roles on feature film productions. He likes to build curved furniture and electric ukeleles in his spare time.


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