WRITER – DIRECTOR – PRODUCER
Sara Barbas is an independent Bristol-based director, writer and creative producer. Sara has been working in the Animation industry since 1997 in different roles, having mainly freelanced for Aardman Animations and the BBC. She has been awarded an MA in Animation and an MA in Interactive Media from the University of the West of England and will be completing her final script for the MA in Scriptwriting for Theatre, Radio, Television and Film at Bath Spa University this Spring. Her graduation film for the MA in Animation Wherever You Go There You Are has been awarded internationally and Sara has also written for the worldwide-distributed series Shaun the Sheep as well as developed her own series at Aardman’s.
Presently Sara is developing a pre-school animated series project and over-seeing the post-production of her first live-action short – Worlds Apart. Sara has also just started pre-production on her new animated short – Final Call – that she first developed at The Animation Workshop in Viborg, within the setting of the Open Workshop artistic residency. She will also be writing the script for – Oddsockshire – in 2012 after it having been one of the six feature film projects selected worldwide to be pitched in Annecy – The International Animation Festival in 2011.