Ali Barr

Ali Barr

Actor, Art Department Coordinator, Assistant Director, Camera Operator, Casting Director, Choreographer, Costume Designer, Dialogue Editor, Director, Location Manager, Location Scout, Manager, Music Supervisor, Performance Coach, Photographer (Still), Post-Production Coordinator, Post-Production Supervisor, Producer, Production Designer, Production Manager, Prop Master, Screenwriter, Script Consultant, Set Decorator, Set Designer and Story Analyst

Salt Lake City, Utah

Member Since:
October 2011
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About Ali

I was introduced to film in 2000 when I first started spending time on Studio and Independent sets as an actor's assistant and character coach to my children who booked over 45 productions collectively in the past 12 years. This was my intensive film school.

I attended film festivals, classes, seminars and studied independently until I felt ready to produce and direct my first project which led to others.

With a background as a small business owner/manager, a real estate investor and professional photographer, I have developed a keen eye for character, story, and vision.

I know how to work hard after hours of remodeling construction work which is oddly a great preparation for long hours of shooting and the many logistical problems to be solved on set. I am versatile and fearless in a profession that demands absolute preparation and continuing education and skills building. I am dedicated to quality with no compromises.

I have worked with a large number of film professionals and have built a network with talented people who can endorse my work including actors, directors, writers, producers and various crew. My contact book is overflowing with wonderful people with whom I have a great working relationship.

I have worked as a producer, director, writer, photographer, camera operator, editor, locations manager, assistant director, costume designer, set dresser and production designer and production manager. I have been that Indie Filmmaker who wears 9 or 10 hats on a production, but I understand the power of collaboration on larger budget projects and the importance of specialization on large productions. My experiences in several departments has given me perspective on the abilities needed for each department.

My strongest skills lie with visual storytelling itself, developing characters with actors, adding layers to the characters and creating a full visual experience that incorporates color, movement, lighting, direction of sound design and musical score working closely with those departments to create a rich, all encompassing experience in film.

I am a hands on director in every aspect and yet I seek strong collaborative teams who can bring their ideas to the table to build unforgettable films.

Awards for my films include
Audience Choice Award at LDS Film Festival 2009
Best Utah Film Foursite FIlm Festival 2009
Official Selection at Heartland Film Festival 2009

1st Place Short Film LDS Film Festival 2012
Audience Choice Award LDS Film Festival 2012
Best Utah Film Who LIkes Short Shorts Film Festival 2012
Best Featured Film Who Likes Short Shorts Film Festival 2012
Film of the Year at the Utah Arts Festival "Fear No Film" Festival 2012

Filmed in Utah Awards for Life According to Penny 2012 include:
Best Director - Ali Barr
Best Original Screenplay - Sally Meyer
Best Original Score - Stefania Barr
Best Actor - Danny James
Best Editing - John Lyde
Also nominated in 3 other categories

While Life According to Penny got me attention as a producer and director, I am currently in development of that story with writer Sally Meyer to create a feature length film of that story as well as several other feature films.

Unique traits: After years of weight lifting and physical training, I am unusually strong for my size. I am very coordinated with a background in dance, gymnastics and professional equestrian sports. I am a retired natural bodybuilder.



  •  Shrink the Giant - A Music Video Album

    Shrink the Giant - A Music Video Album (2013)
    Internet by Shrink the Giant Productions Producer and Co-Director

  • For Benjamin

    For Benjamin (2013)
    Film by Homelight Entertainment Producer - Director - Story Consultant

  • Fighting for Freedom

    Fighting for Freedom (2013)
    Television by Broadway Productions Producer - Director - Editor

  • MiteE Kids are Mighty Smart

    MiteE Kids are Mighty Smart (2012)
    Internet by The MiteE Team Director - Director of Photography

  • MiteE Service Feels Mighty Good

    MiteE Service Feels Mighty Good (2012)
    Internet by The MiteE Team - Ali Barr Director - Director of Photography

  • MiteE Teens are Mighty Attractive

    MiteE Teens are Mighty Attractive (2012)
    Internet by The MiteE Team - Ali Barr Director - Director of Photography

  • Diablo's Crow

    Diablo's Crow (2012)
    Film (short) by Taunya Gren Producer Director and Co-Producer

  • The Dhylan Meyer Story

    The Dhylan Meyer Story (2012)
    Documentary by Five One Films / Ali Barr and Sally Meyer Producer and Co-Director, Editor

  • Rings of the Tree

    Rings of the Tree (2012)
    Film (short) by Zion Theatre Company and Catharsis Media / Jyllian Petrie 1st Assistant Director

  • Siren's Song

    Siren's Song (2012)
    Film (short) by Flying Hat Productions / Ali Barr Director

  • Mad World - Hurt Music Video for Salt Lake Pops Orchestra

    Mad World - Hurt Music Video for Salt Lake Pops Orchestra (2012)
    Video by Salt Lake Pops Orchestra / Ali Barr Director and Director of Photography

  • Friend Request

    Friend Request (2012)
    Film by Front Gate Films / Jason Falasco Costume Designer

  • Dandelions

    Dandelions (2012)
    Film (short) by Utah Women in Film Project / Taunya Gren Producer

  • Life According to Penny

    Life According to Penny (2012)
    Film (short) by Five One Films Producer, Director, Art Departmen

  • What's Left of Me

    What's Left of Me (2012)
    Internet by Mainstay Productions - John Lyde Nurse

  • Sundance Film Festival

    Sundance Film Festival (2012)
    Print by Sundance Instiitute Stills Photographer

  • Sundance Screenwriters Lab

    Sundance Screenwriters Lab (2012)
    Print by Sundance Institute Stills Photographer

  • Don't Overdo it

    Don't Overdo it (2011)
    Commercial by Provo Creative Media Mom

  • The Christmas Spirit

    The Christmas Spirit (2010)
    Internet by LDS Motion Picture Studio - Clark and Parker Mom

  • The Sundown Ranch - Veterans' Training Video

    The Sundown Ranch - Veterans' Training Video (2010)
    Video by Veteran's Administration - Rick Page Stills Photographer

  • Wages of Love

    Wages of Love (2010)
    Film (short) by Steve Gherke Stills Photographer

  • Fifty Cents

    Fifty Cents (2008)
    Film (short) by Five One Films / Ali Barr Producer, Director, Production Design

  • Getting Ahead

    Getting Ahead (2008)
    Film (short) by Rob Diamond Wardrobe Supervisor


  • 1st Place Short FIlm LDS Film Festival

  • Audience Choice Award LDS Film Festival

  • Best Featured Film WLSS Film Festival

  • Best Utah Film WLSS Film Festival

  • Film of the Year Utah Arts Festival "Fear No Film Festival"

  • Best Director - Filmed in Utah Awards

  • Best Original Screenplay to Sally Meyer - Filmed in Utah Awards

  • Best Actor to Danny James - Filmed in Utah Awards

  • Best Editing to John Lyde - Filmed in Utah Awards

  • Best Original Score to Stefania Barr - Filmed in Utah Awards

  • Official Selection - LA Indie Film Festival

  • Official Selection - San Antonio Film Festival

  • Audience Choice Award - LDS FIlm Festival

  • Best Utah Film - Foursite Film Festival

  • Fear No Film Finalist - Utah Arts Festival


  • Snow College

  • Independent Film Studies and On-Set Experience

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