Sally Fenaux Barleycorn

Sally Fenaux Barleycorn

Stories that serve change.Dakar, Senegal
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Sally Fenaux Barleycorn

Sally Fenaux Barleycorn

Stories that serve change.Dakar, Senegal
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 in post-production of a feature film for Erika Lust Films to be release in August 2021, working as a staff writer in a fiction series 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
  • Writer's Residency tutor
    Writer's Residency tutorThe first edition of the AWA writers' residency took place in Dakar (Senegal) from February 7th to 25th, 2022. With the organization, we selected ten local female university students interested in telling stories in the form of film or TV series but with no previous experience. I took part in the selection process, designed and taught the intensive educational program to introduce them to the artistic and technical skills of creating a story for the screen and writing a screenplay. AWA (Africa
  • Mentor at EmPOWR Sustainable Stories Lab
    Mentor at EmPOWR Sustainable Stories LabI am very excited to have been invited by Valeria Richter and Helene Granqvist (Nordik Factory) to review the four movie projects that are taking part on this years Sustainable Stories Lab during the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. I will be introducing the creators to the perspectives of diversity and inclusion in the process of making a film and discuss with them how their projects address such aspects.
  • "The Originals" selected for UGC Writer's Campus 2021
    "The Originals" selected for UGC Writer's Campus 2021My science fiction series project "The Originals" is selected for the UGC Writer's Campus at the International Series Mania Festival that will take place this summer at Lille (France). This opportunity will allow me to work with experienced writers and showrunners on further developing my series project and pitch it to an international crowd of professionals in this industry.
  • 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
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Work history
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    Co-FounderBLACK SEED FILMS
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    D&I Consultant for Film & TVFreelance
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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
    National Film and Television School logo
    National Film and Television School logo
    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