BAFTA winning filmmaker, Oli Barry has produced, directed and created shows and series all over the world for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 in the UK, as well as A&E, Discovery Networks, and VH1 in the USA.

Oli’s work has taken him all over the world, and he has worked with a vast and diverse range of people from gang leaders in San Salvador, scientists in Rwanda to The Prince of Wales.

Oli won a BAFTA in 2003 for Best New Director for the documentary The Nine Lives of Alice Martineau. He has also won a Grierson award (UK Documentary Award), for his documentary Bye Bye Happiness and a Promax award. He has also been nominated for a Rose D’Or, A Royal Television Society Award and a further Grierson award. He currently lives in Los Angeles.

Oli said: “It was at the University of Brighton where I found my passion for filmmaking. Although I was studying Design History BA(Hons). I fondly remember studying Eisenstein in the library in Grand Parade which inspired me to become a film editor. My professors allowed me to study much about film history within the course. My final year thesis was on James Bond Movies...still a great love of mine.”

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