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

I’m South African, and unexpectly back in California, USA, with an 01 (Artist’s Visa) valid until 2021 because I have an indie feature in development, SAVE ME! (Working Title).

I’m also developing two TV series, rewriting two feature films, developing others, and and working on the final art for ZANA,  a published comic book going to graphic novel in Auguest ’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 and won Best Romantic Comedy at the LA Film Awards 2019 – congratulations to Megan Nager, the show’s creator.

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.

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