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BIO

This is me. Barbi

I am an Argentinian filmmaker based in the UK. I moved to England in 2010 after I fell for a lovely and slightly uptight British guy. He's now my husband and the father of our two boys.

I've studied acting and filmmaking in my hometown and galvanised by a short film competition for woman directors in 2015, I devised and made the low-budget comedy A WAKE. This experience provided the necessary training for me to write, direct and co-produce a more ambitious short, YOU NEED HELP, which garnered nominations and awards from Film Festivals around the world.

I think my work benefits from my advanced knowledge of psychology and my love for comedy. I am drawn to flawed characters, surreal situations and heightened realities, yet it is the tenderness of the relationships and honesty of the humour that serves as the beating heart of my storytelling

I am now in post production of my latest shortfilm, which I will hopefully be able to share with you soon. 

FACT ABOUT ME

As a good Latina, I'm very dramatic. My stuff will make you laugh and cry.*

*If it doesn't, don't tell me. I will have a meltdown.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT ME

"SHE ACHIEVES CAPTIVATING AND MAGNETIC PERFORMANCES"
Andrei C. Serban- TMFF
"BEAUTIFUL, GENEROUS, AMAZING AND ANNOYING"
Oliver Kelly (8)- Son
"A WHIRLWIND OF SURREAL, THE MARVELLOUS, THE BEAUTIFUL, THE BITTERSWEET AND, ABOVE ALL, THE HILARIOUS."
Helen Ginn- Novelist
"SHE IS LOCA AND THE BEST MUM EVER"
Sonny Kelly (5)- Son
"THE DIRECTOR LEAVES THEIR PRINT ON EVERY ASPECT OF THE FINAL OUTCOME"
Marcus Silsby - Flow TV
"I JUST LOVED WORKING WITH HER"
Eilleen Nicholas - Actress YNH
"TEN YEARS LIVING IN ENGLAND AND SHE STILL DOESN'T KNOW HOW TO MAKE A PROPER CUP OF TEA.
Pat Kelly- Mother in law
"BARBI WAS BRILLIANT TO WORK WITH - FUN, FULL OF IDEAS, AND HER ARTISTIC VISION WAS ORIGINAL AND CREATIVE."
Katie Monk- Actress "A WAKE"
"SHE IS THE BEST WITH MANY HUMOUR, BRILLIANT AND WITH MORE IMAGINATION AND VERY INTELIGENT LIKE ME."
Marcelo Elbinger- Papá
"A TALENTED AND DRIVEN VISIONARY. IF SHE HAD A BUDGET, SHE WOULD BE DANGEROUS!"
Carlos Boellimger  - Filmmaker
"SHE'S A PERFECTIONIST WHO DILIGENTLY OVERSEES EVERY ASPECT OF THE CREATIVE PROCESS, INCLUDING COACHING ME ON THIS REVIEW. IS THAT ENOUGH MI AMOR?"
Ben Kelly- Husband
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