Kode Red: the creative studio

David Barr

It all began with Jurassic Park. After seeing it, David knew he had to be a director.

Filmmaking started on the family camcorder, where he shot improvised homages to the Indiana Jones series. Editing was done in-camera, dialogue was decided seconds before a take, and the third male lead was a cardboard cut-out of Emile Heskey. It’s some of his best received work.

Since then he’s gone on to create global campaigns for the likes of Coca-Cola, Virgin, MTV and American Express, and directed some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment, including Lewis Hamilton, Richard Branson and Sarah Jessica Parker.

David's award-winning short ‘A Modest Defeat’ was the Official Selection at two Academy Award qualifying festivals (Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinéma and CIFF), and has over 6 million views on YouTube.

It all began with Jurassic Park. After seeing it, David knew he had to be a director.

Filmmaking started on the family camcorder, where he shot improvised homages to the Indiana Jones series. Editing was done in-camera, dialogue was decided seconds before a take, and the third male lead was a cardboard cut-out of Emile Heskey. It’s some of his best received work.

Since then he’s gone on to create global campaigns for the likes of Coca-Cola, Virgin, MTV and American Express, and directed some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment, including Lewis Hamilton, Richard Branson and Sarah Jessica Parker.

David's award-winning short ‘A Modest Defeat’ was the Official Selection at two Academy Award qualifying festivals (Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinéma and CIFF), and has over 6 million views on YouTube.

Read full bio

Reign Energy

The Gym Saved My Life ft. Tom Stoltman

MTV

Protect Your Passion

Coca-Cola

Road Trip

Gillette

Being A Man

American Express

Noma Mexico

Short Film

A Modest Defeat

Directed by David Barr