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Magic matters more than money. If you want to tell a visual story, I’m interested already.

I’m in South Africa, based in Cape Town. If opportunity takes me to Joburg, I’ll be there. My US 01 (Artist’s Visa) was recently renewed until 2021 but after paperwork issues brought me home, I decided I felt like staying. I am, however, legal to work in the USA.

Just finished my new spec, WAKING A QUEEN, a South African Period Drama and revised EDEN to set it in South Africa. I have two music videos for LOVE LIKE SUICIDE being released soon. Here’s the first, Side Effects – Video. I’m also developing two TV series, and working on the final art for ZANA,  a published comic book going to graphic novel in April ’19. Oh, and here’s a Webseries Pilot I directed a few weeks before leaving LA. It’s recently been picked up by Amazon Prime.

I recently directed two videos for viet-pop star Anh Minh:

And a zero-budget video for alternative rockers Love Like Suicide.

My short film E.T.A. won the Best Children’s Short Film award at Miami SciFi film Festival and screens at San Diego Comic Con Thursday 19 July. Twirl won Best Film at the  LA Guild of Puppetry’s 48hr Film Festival on Sunday 8th April and most recently screened at California Women’s Film Festival.

Get in touch at jeanbarkersa@gmail.com for inspired, professional results, catering to your budget.

My narrative reel – needs a few updates, coming soon!

My commercial reel – needs a few updates, coming soon!


For my DGA award-winning and many-times-nominated MFA thesis film.

Password: june1414 (no caps) in case it’s asked for.

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