Barria (Camilo Barria b.1973)
Director, Art & Creative Director.

With a Major in Sociology - covering fields like Social Theory, Politics, and Cultural Studies - Camilo Barria turned into an award-winning Filmmaker, Art and Creative Director, by way of photography and design working at boutique animation studios and networks.

As a director, he tells stories inspired by a quirky sense of humor, a pop sensibility, and a passion for visual excellence that highlight the sometimes absurdity of human behavior. Whether a commercial or an opening sequence for a network, his work maintains integrity to the core essence of a usually humorous and visually stunning message. For him, to think and create audiovisual content is an act of empathy with our odd behavior as humans and visual poetry.

Through a career that has spanned more than ten years, his work has been recognized by the PromaxBDA Association with Gold, Silver and Bronze awards, and published around the world by Stash Magazine (USA/Canada), Do Press Books (China), and Zeixs Feierabend Unique Books (Germany). 
His background as motion designer, designer, editor, art and creative director, producer, makes him a hands-on director, excelling when conceptualizing an abstract world for a CGI opening sequence or directing real people as well.

He has served in the past as art and animation director for PUNGA Visual Consorcio, and art and creative director for MTV Networks, developing the On-Air aesthetic of the network's feeds including MTV, Vh1, and Comedy Central. Also, he was responsible for conceptualizing and produce branded content for Viacom’s client's portfolio.

In 2014, he was granted an Alien of Extraordinary Ability Green Card (also known as EB1-A) to live and work in the USA. 

Today, while keep working as creative and editor-producer, he is one half of filmmaking and creative duo BLACKANIMALS who recently won the Grand Prix and the People's Choice Awards at the ADCAN* 2017 Film Competition. His work as director has been screened at the Hong Kong Art House Film Festival, and the Paris Music Underground Film Festival. He has also collaborated with musician and composer Simon Pyke from UK based Freefarm in the project 30 Seconds of Sound Visualized.

He likes The Jesus & Mary Chain, Claudia Cardinale and sunny winter days.
He has lived in Caracas, Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, and Boston.
He is based in Miami Beach, Florida.

This portfolio is a selection of his work covering a period from 2007 to 2018.

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Awards, Screenings, Festivals:

2017 ADCAN* Awards Grand Prix Winner
2017 ADCAN* Awards People's Choice Winner
2017 ADCAN* Awards Environment Category Winner
2016 Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival, Official Selection
2016 Paris International Music Video Underground, Official Selection
2014 PromaxBDA Latam Gold Award Integrated Marketing Consumer Tie-In Spot
2014 PromaxBDA Latam Silver Award Integrated Marketing Consumer Tie-In Spot
2014 PromaxBDA Latam Bronze Award Integrated Marketing Consumer Tie-In Spot
2012 PromaxBDA Latam Gold Award Best Telenovela Campaign for MTV Popland
2012 PromaxBDA Latam Gold Award Outdoor/Environmental/Transit Ad for MTV Popland
2012 PromaxBDA Latam Gold Award Show Open for MTV Popland
2012 PromaxBDA Latam Silver Award Consumer Trade or Print Ad Campaign for MTV Popland
2012 PromaxBDA Latam Bronze Award Show Open for MTV Exit
2011 PromaxBDA Latam Gold Award Best Telenovela Campaign for MTV Niñas Mal
2010 PromaxBDA Latam Gold Award On-Air Identity Campaign for MTV Bicentenary
2010 PromaxBDA Latam Gold Award On-Air Program Packaging for MTV Bicentenary
2010 PromaxBDA Latam Bronze Award Holiday/Special Event for MTV Bicentenary
2009 PromaxBDA Latam Gold Award Program Open for MTV HD Essentials
2009 PromaxBDA Latam Bronze Award Program Open for MTV Cine Pop
2008 PromaxBDA Latam Silver Award Best Use of Typography On Air for MTV Juanesencial
2008 PromaxBDA Latam Bronze Award Program Open for MTV Asterisc

Education, Seminars & Workshops:

2017 Commercial Directing Bootcamp with Filmmaker Jordan Brady | LAX
2015 AICP Commercial Production Seminar | NYC
2001 Post Graduate Studies in Design & Communications | Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
1992-2000 Sociology Major | Central University of Venezuela