Joel Barney

Joel Barney

DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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Joel Barney

Joel Barney

DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I am a music video and documentary director. Creating a unique viewpoint on reality with a theatrical and dynamic twist. Previous Clients: Sony Music, Universal Music, !K7 Records, Soho House, Ciele Athletics, Satta.
Projects
  • Every Run IS Different | Ciele Athletics | Branded Documentary
    Every Run IS Different | Ciele Athletics | Branded DocumentaryFollowing three London based runners, we celebrate the diversity of the running community and landscape within England’s capital.
  • ISLAND | Octopus | Music Video
    ISLAND | Octopus | Music VideoNew music video for ISLAND's new single 'Octopus' from their forthcoming second album due later this year. This video explores the ideas of childhood memories and nostalgia through a surreal performance video. Set against the backdrop of Brighton beach, the video flashes in and out of a dreamlike living room set up to the band jamming on the beach. These slightly jarring and juxtaposing cuts are used to portray this idea of the blurred lines between memories and reality.
  • Approach - Photographic Publication
    Approach - Photographic PublicationI have always been interested in photography. I studied photography whilst at school and college and I think it was my way into film to be honest. I remember my photography teacher and tutor at college telling me about the works of photographers like William Eggleston, Martin Parr and Diane Arbus. Their work really captured my attention and fascinated me. So... something I have always wanted to do was curate a photographic publication showcasing the work of photographers I love and more spe
  • AW20 at The Hamledon
    AW20 at The HamledonAW20 has arrived at The Hambledon. Featuring clothing from the likes of Ganni, Universal Work, Stussy, Stine Goya, Stussy and more... In the film, the staff take you on a tour into the world of The Hambledon's Autumn/Winter season. Inspired by the idea of fluidity, eccentricity and constant movement, the film fully immerses you into their world.
  • Groove Armada - Get Out On The Dancefloor - Official Music Video
    Groove Armada - Get Out On The Dancefloor - Official Music VideoWe were delighted when we were asked to make a lockdown music video for UK music royalty Groove Armada. The video was shot during lockdown with seven dancers from around the world wherever they were isolating. The project was a little different to other shoots, but was great fun grooving with people from around the world to the track. The dancers in the film are from the UK, Colombia and Australia. Production Company: Sonder Director Joel Barney DoP Oscar Ferguson Producers Ozzi Sanderson a
  • Lost Generation
    Lost GenerationLost Generation is a collaboration between Peckham based dance collective Collision and production company Sonder. The film explores the fundamentals of human connection when all else is gone. Directed by Joel Barney and Emma Holt, the film is told through the medium of dance and poetry.
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Projects credited in
  • 'Everyones the Same' ISLAND - Music Video
    'Everyones the Same' ISLAND - Music VideoHad a great time styling the band members from ISLAND for their most recent music video 'Everyones the Same' with Sonder Films production company. Assisted by Amber Windsor.
  • Ciele Athletics: Every Run Is Different (Dir: Joel Barney)
    Ciele Athletics: Every Run Is Different (Dir: Joel Barney)EVERY RUN IS DIFFERENT Loved collaborating with director Joel Barney and producer Ozzi Sanderson from Sonder Films on this project, which went live as part of the Ciele Atheltics journal relaunch recently. Joel and I developed the idea for the film together over Zoom throughout the year after initially meeting right before the first lockdown. It was great to have the opportunity to combine my two passions: running and filmmaking. And also so good to hear stories from the amazing Ben Wood, Oluw
  • XOXO
    XOXOFounded in Southampton in 2019, a vision for a venue you could visit at any time of the day or night and enjoy the atmosphere, food & drinks. Whether it be coffee & brunch or a late night cocktail. We are honoured to be working with XOXO on their photography content. Producing mouthwatering imagery for their new website and social media.
  • The Peligoni Club - Brand Film
    The Peligoni Club - Brand FilmIn 2019, the Peligoni club celebrated their 30th birthday. This film paints a picture of the sun drenched bohemian culture of the club. A Film By Sonder Director - Joel Barney Producer - Ozzi Sanderson Director of Photography - Oscar Ferguson Drone Op - Ozzi Sanderson Edit - Joel Barney Colour - Oscar Ferguson Track - 'What Am I To Do?' - Ezra Collective
  • Ojerime - 'Empty' Official Music Video
    Ojerime - 'Empty' Official Music VideoOjerime | Empty A Film By Sonder. Directed By Joel Barney Producer - Ozzi Sanderson Director of Photography - Oscar Ferguson 1st AC / B Cam Op - Simeon Leeder Edit - Joel Barney Colour - Oscar Ferguson FANG x Sonder Lost Inn Management
  • Greg
    GregAfter separating from his childhood imaginary friend 12 years ago, James rediscovers Greg in his time of need.
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Work history
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    DirectorSonder Films
    Winchester, United KingdomFreelance
    Director at Sonder Films
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    InternPartizan Productions
     - London, United KingdomInternship
Skills
  • Directing
  • Directing Actors
  • Directing Film
  • Directing Photoshoot
  • Directing Shoots
  • Art Directing
  • Directing Theatre
  • Project Design
  • Project Planning
  • Project Management
  • Creating Moodboards
  • Creating Stories
  • Creative Advertising
  • Creative Art Direction
  • Creative Concepts
  • Social Media
Education
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    Film StudiesPeter Symonds College
     - United Kingdom
Awards
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    PremiereNME Magazine
    Premiere of music video fro Oscar Jerome 'Sun For Someone'
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    Clash Magazine logo
    PremiereClash Magazine
    Premiere of music video for Ojerime 'Empty'.
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