Introduce Yourself : Ten years off, but I'm back by Mel Barrett

Mel Barrett

Ten years off, but I'm back

Hi friends,

I'm Mel. I've been out of the industry for a spell, but I'm back to writing scripts and searching for new management/production.

Previously, I was a writer/director, line producer (also PM/PC/PS), and editor in LA, but the recession of 2009 put a stop to my work and a multimillion dollar film I was set to direct. I'm not too proud to admit, I needed a break from the industry after that. Turns out I needed a decade to recoup. I've been writing novels and working on small video projects here in New England since 2010.

I started writing scripts again about four months ago and I've got two features and two shorts under my belt. One of my features has been placing in festivals, so I feel good about the prospects. I plan to direct and edit one of my shorts to get back into the swing of things. I'm also hoping to find a good base of creatives/crew here in Boston to collaborate with as well as a manager who can help me formulate a reentry strategy.

That's filmmaker me in a nutshell. I hope to learn all about you too.

xo M

Ben Patrick Yates

That sounds awesome. Welcome back Mel!

Mel Barrett

Ah thanks, Ben. It's good to be back.

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