Sally Fenaux Barleycorn
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Sally Fenaux Barleycorn

Stories that serve change.Barcelona, Spain
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Sally Fenaux Barleycorn

Stories that serve change.Barcelona, Spain
About me
Neurodivergent and multicultural scriptwriter, educator and diversity consultant. I’ve learned everything I know about filmmaking working in the industry for more than a decade, in several roles, all types of productions, from all corners of the world. As an experienced WOC and multicultural professional active in mentoring young talent and involved in activism and community work, I feel that I am especially well equipped to bring my experiences, knowledge, curiosity, open mind, and expertise towards pushing for inclusion in this industry, behind and in front of the camera. That always starts with good writing, building great characters with authentic stories, and coming up with creative solutions for entertaining narratives committed to impulsing change. And follows taking intentional, informed, and focused action at every level of production. As a writer, I have a strong commitment to truly cinematic storytelling that connects with an audience beyond the rational understanding of a film, into its emotional and sensory level. I am especially interested in futurism, science fiction, speculative and visionary fiction as playgrounds to re-think the world in which we live and what it could become, always with an eye on the social justice issues of today. I am at the moment developing a feature film for Erika Lust Films to be shot in 2021, consulting on a series in development for a streaming platform, co-coordinating the Black Seed training program, and looking for development opportunities for two sci-fi series projects on the themes of race and blackness. I'd love to connect with screenwriters, executives, producers, showrunners, and directors from anywhere in the world.
Projects
  • Co-Founder BLACK SEED FILMS
    Co-Founder BLACK SEED FILMSBlack Seed Films is an online and offline educational + ressources platform created in 2021responding to the great amount of original stories existing in the minds of so many black and brown creators all over the world that don't have the training, opportunity or support to be able to take them to fruition. We aren't waiting for another 5 or 10 generations of black creators to go through film school or work their way up an industry that is riddled with obstacles to make their ideas come to life.
  • Making of BLIND(ED) DATE (2020) film for XConfessions.com
    Making of BLIND(ED) DATE (2020) film for XConfessions.comWritten and directed by Sally Fenaux Barleycorn Produced by Alba Sotorra www.albasotorra.com For Erika Lust Films Released on the 29th of October 2020 at xconfessions.com
  • Director's Showreel 2019
    Director's Showreel 2019
  • Speaker at Docs Barcelona Film Festival
    Speaker at Docs Barcelona Film FestivalOn the 29th of May 2020, I will be part of a round table titled: "Unconscious prejudices: who speaks, who explains, and who looks. What prejudices do we unconsciously release when we create a documentary?" Organized within the industry events for professionals of the festival, which will be completely online in this edition. Link: https://docsbarcelona.com/en/activities/els-prejudicis-inconscients-qui-parla-qui-explica-qui-mira
  • ANOTHER SEX DIMENSION (2019) for XConfessions.com
    ANOTHER SEX DIMENSION (2019) for XConfessions.com"Erotic Sci-Fi Queen Sally Fenaux is back. A magical red light takes a group of curious youngsters to another sex dimension. I love Sally's work, because nobody understands mixing reality and fiction, present and future like she does. Sally has a remarkable talent for taking very real life topics and transforming them into something completely unexpected and surreal." Erika Lust
  • UNBURIED (2019)
    UNBURIED (2019)"A truly moving and poignant account of the heart-wrenching affects that hostile migration policies can have on real people. " About: 35.875 people have died in the mediterranean sea since 1993 to today trying to reach a safe port. Hundreds continue to die monthly. Spanish and Italian governments have started prosecuting and forbidding navigation to any NGOs that will try to save their lives. Our brothers and sisters keep dying. The seas of the world are filled with black bodies.
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Projects credited in
  • Sally Fenaux Barleycorn
    Sally Fenaux BarleycornDust. That's all we are, aren't we? We are made by the dust of memories as much as by stardust. Fatima is stuck between the memories of what this town used to be. Her birthplace, her family, her home, her heart. And all the dreams she had of what it would one day become. Not a megacity with lights on twenty-four hours and skyscrapers. That doesn't mean progress to her. But rather, a beautiful landscape colored in brown, orange and green, where people lie on their carpets outside in the summer ni
Work history
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    Co-FounderBLACK SEED FILMS
    Barcelona, SpainPart Time
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    Screenwriter + DirectorFreelance
    EuropeFreelance
    I have written and directed (sometimes also co-produced or edited) to this day eight fiction short films shown in film festivals, screenings, TV, events, online platforms, etc, internationally. Skinhearts (2015) funded by the AFK (The Netherlands). Blame (2017). Touch crimes (2017) for Erika Lust Films. Tinder Taxi (2018) for Erika Lust Films. Unburied (2019) Commissioned by Creative Interruptions and the Runnymede Trust (UK). Another Sex Dimension (2019) for Erika Lust Films. Or it won't be (2019) episode of web series "Indetectables" for Apoyo Positivo (Spain). Blind(ed) Date (2020) for Erika Lust Films. At the moment, I'm writing my first feature film (to be shot in 2021 for Erika Lust Films).
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Skills
  • Concept Creation
  • Creativity
  • Directing
  • Screenwriting
  • Consultant
  • Writing
  • Script Consulting
  • Filmmaking
  • Script Reader
  • Script Development
  • Diversity
  • Script Coverage
  • Workshop Delivery
  • TV Development
Education
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    Writing the PilotNational Film and Television School
     - United Kingdom
    Writing the Pilot is a course designed to offer writers, and creative producers, a 'Writers Room' experience with the chance to plan and write a pilot episode of an original drama series over an intensive 10 day period. Led by Peter Ansorge whose award-winning career includes: A Very British Coup, Traffik, GBH, The Politician’s Wife, Tales of the City, Brookside and The Camomile Lawn.
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    Crafting Your Web or Digital SeriesSundance Institute
     - United States
    Learn how to create and launch a compelling, original short digital series from concept to marketing. In this live, 8-week online course, you will write your digital pilot, create a series outline, learn how to pitch, fundraise, and bring your series to an audience. Sessions include live pilot reads, peer feedback sessions on your pilot and season arc, and guest speakers. The course concludes with a one-on-one mentoring session focused on your project and next steps. Instructor: Anna Kerrigan Advisor: Elizabeth Rose
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Awards
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    Best international short filmThe International Gullah Film Festival
    Unburied (2019) www.vimeo.com/nvnf/unburied
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    Silver Jury PrizeSocial Justice Film festival of Seattle
    Unburied (2019) www.vimeo.com/nvnf/unburied