Kristi is a dual NZ/British screenwriter and script consultant who has been professionally writing genre screenplays since 2009 including: The award winning optioned horror They Hide In The Dark; the optioned horror The Raft and the latest horror and festival finalist The Walls. Her first production was the first movie rolled out over Twitter, the pioneering transmedia horror, Hurst (aka@KarenBarley). She has also been hired as a script consultant for L.A production company, Philantos and contracted as Script Reader & consultant for the NZ Writers Guild. She was mentored by Kudos productions through the prestigious UK’s Red Planet Prize with the gritty single drama, The Board, which is currently in development with director Paul Campion (The Devil’s Rock).
Film by Libertine Pictures [NZ] (Horror) Writer In development
They Hide In The Dark
Film by Hide In The Dark Productions [UK] (Horror) Writer; Associate Producer In development
Film by TBC (Drama and Thriller) Writer; Co-Producer
Film (short) by Daniel Urlich (Drama) Writer (Screenplay) About a man torn by guilt after a hit and run who must make amends.
Film (short) by Imran Naqvi (Comedy and Drama) Writer Two superheroes have lost their powers and come to terms with it through a support group.
Film (short) by Kristi Barnett (Horror) Writer, Producer, Director, Editorial department, Miscellaneous Crew Karen is convinced by her sinister Boss to take on an outdoors project in an ancient Bronze Age woods in Surrey. Her boyfriend Darren is excited about the mysterious legend of the Hurst and can't wait to find a hidden path he's heard of. On first appearance the Hurst seems mundane, with traffic and people close by. But gradually they begin to experience strange sounds and druid like signs. When Darren discovers the path, he opens a portal that lets in his Other. Convinced that her boyfriend is trying to frighten her, Karen slowly spirals into a deadly paranoia that result in tragic con sequences. And all the while her madness is played out for all to see as she uses Twitter to tell everyone "what's happening"." Written by Anonymous
Best New Screenplay - Unseen - British Horror Film Festival
Best Comedy Short Screenplay - CuckoO - LA Comedy Shorts Festival