Hi, I'm David, a writer, director and editor, specialising in character-driven narratives.

My work has received recognition for its impactful and stylised touches, infusing emotional depth into storytelling.

In 2017, I ventured into writing and directing fiction. My debut short film, 'A Modest Defeat', earned global awards and was an Official Selection at two Academy Award-qualifying festivals, before receiving over six million views online.

I began my career in post-production at the BBC before moving to directing for MTV and branded projects. Since then, I’ve collaborated with leading agencies such as AKQA, Mother, MullenLowe, Ogilvy, and Saatchi & Saatchi, working with some of the world’s most iconic brands.

If you'd like to work together, or just fancy a film chat, drop me a line.

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David Barr

Rogers Marquess | Miniac

Central & South America
Merlina Scalise | Huinca Cine

Film & TV
Edward Hughes | Linda Seifert Management