Barnard has been in creative production for three decades, working on projects that included launching a major-market TV station (Channel 29, Minneapolis), producing on-location live productions with network-quality TV trucks, working with Prince to launch Paisley Park Studios and create his ALPHABET STREET music video and other productions, producing the theatrical feature film COLLIER & CO.--HOT PURSUIT! with John Schneider (Dukes of Hazzard, Smallville), working at Sundance Film Festival as Special Theater Operations, being Shop Manager on studio feature films, assessing materials for development at Warner Bros. Television, and working as director or producer on video and film projects of many kinds, and crew in many capacities
UNDERTAKINGS Budget: $5M - $10M | Comedy Finally, a movie where the dead stay dead. Boldly putting 'fun' into funerals.
EVERYBODY SAYS GOODBYE--The Story of a Father and Son Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama ⋄ Thriller Every boy tossed to the streets dreams of the day his father begs to be forgiven.
Film (Short and Drama) Producer A suicidal gay teen and a suicidal straight old man discover something nobody could expect.
Film (Comedy and Family) Actor Just days before Christmas, an LA real-estate lawyer and his eleven-year-old son magically swap bodies. As they walk in each other's shoes, from a cutthroat law firm and the frightening days of sixth grade, the father and son rediscover what it means to be family.LOS ANGELES, night. Inside the TAYLOR residence, ROBBY (11) sits behind a dimly lit laptop screen, scrolling through Christmas toys on a shopping website. As he climbs into bed, a loud THUMP is heard. He goes to his front door and looks around, but sees nothing. As he returns inside, a mysterious package is seen on the porch. The package is labeled, "SANTA'S MYSTERY EMPORIUM." The next morning, life in the Taylor family is complete chaos. MITCH (40s) has his cell-phone glued to his ear and pays little attention to Robby. Since Robby's mother died a few years back, it's just the two of them. It's clear that they haven't exactly established a relationship or a daily routine. Robby bugs his father about getting a Christmas tree ...
Film (Horror) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Sister Mary Kimberly (Linda Jones) has turned her childhood home into St. Philomena's Home for Wayward Girls. One afternoon , Maria (Joanna Koss) arrives for admission for her final year owed to the state. Angry, tough and beautiful, Maria is on a mission and no one will stand in her way. Before the night is over the police and everyone in the house will be fighting for their lives -- Welcome to Saint Philomena's ...Do you know where your daughters are?
Film (Comedy) Sound department A down and out young writer and a colorful private detective solve several cases during one eventful weekend in New York City.
Indie Film Industry News
Television (News) Producer IFINews wants independent filmmakers to be able to navigate this ever-changing, fast-changing world of indie film so they can take the movie they made and bring it to its largest, best audiences; deliver the best possible technical production of their movie; have the fewest possible conflicts with their cast, crew, and above-the-line people; avoid many distribution nightmares, and reach their movie's greatest potential for profitability. Information that will help build the infrastructure of the independent film industry. Written by Barnard, Michael R.
Television (Drama, Fantasy and Horror) Miscellaneous Crew Three families who have lived in the same house over a period of 40 years are connected by the spirit who inhabits the home.
Collier & Co.
Film (Comedy and Family) Producer J.R. Collier, once the world's greatest race driver, is losing his family because he can't get racing out of his blood. His scheme to "go legit" by acquiring and reselling exotic cars -- cars he acquires by suckering the owners into racing for the pink slip -- runs afoul of the bad guys when he wins one car that has something in it that they will kill for. Written by Michael R. Barnard (edited by Hastor2)
Film (Comedy and Short) Producer There's no kind of love like Hillbilly Love! Sid and Waylon are two bungling brothers with no jobs and nothing to do all day but sit on the porch and wait for their mailman, the sexy Alexis, to bring the mail. Sid decides to divert Waylon so he can make a pass at her, which backfires miserably, and when Waylon finds out he decides to take his own chances with her. Little does he know he's in for a big surprise! Written by Anonymous
Film (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Art department A former LA cop runs a top-flight private detective agency that caters to spoiled Hollywood types.
Film (Comedy and Sci-Fi) Art department It is a normal day for everyone, until the President of the United States announces Martians have been spotted circling Earth. The Martians land and a meeting is arranged, but not everything goes to plan, and the Martians seem to have other plans for Earth. Are they just misunderstood beings or do they really want to destroy all of humanity? Written by Film_Fan
Film (Mystery) Miscellaneous Crew The mysterious Jane Janzen hires private detective Barry Haven to find her younger runaway sister Jessica who has been missing for the last three months. He travels to a remote small town called Lost Lake where he meets the free-spirited Trix and together they start to investigate the whereabouts of Jessica. As the investigation progresses Barry becomes involved with an occult sect of strange women called the Daughters of Darkness led by the beautiful, seductive Connie. Each night Barry is drugged and forced to undergo sexual rituals with different members of the sect in preparation for the solstice when Damien will arise again to spread his seed among the Daughters of Darkness, an event that occurs only once every 33 years. However, all is not it seems and little does Barry realize that he is in fact the bait and the real reason that the women have lured him to this town will be revealed on the night of the solstice! Written by Mark Smith <email@example.com>
Film (Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family and 1 More) Art department Max is a delivery guy. As he makes a delivery, he finds out that guy who hired him was using him to move around money and that he is dead. He is afraid the police will think he is the killer and runs for his life. He his forced to pose as a scout leader for a bunch of kids hiking through the mountains as he is chased by the police. Written by Steve Richer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Little Big League
Film (Comedy, Family and Sport) Art department When the owner of the Minnesota Twins dies suddenly, his will bequeaths the team to his grandson Billy, a devotee of baseball who, although only 12, has devoured voluminous lore, knows the team intimately, and has shown an uncanny sixth sense of what they need to improve. They hate their manager, so Billy quickly fires the SOB, winning their instant approval. However, this turns to dismay when he announces their new manager: Billy Heywood. How will Billy convince a gang of proud, tough men to stick around and take orders from a kid? On the other hand, what's to lose-- the team has nowhere to go but up. Written by Paul Emmons <email@example.com>