Barria (b.1973 Camilo Barria Royer) is a filmmaker and creative explorer of Latino origins based in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from UCLA's TFT Professional Producing Program and held a BA in Sociology. Born to political exiles in the turbulent '70s, he explores the absurdity of the world and the human experience with all its sorrows and joys. 

Between 2018 and 2019, he produced/directed Postcards From Last Summer in collaboration with Berlin-based Austrian film composer Ella Zwietnig. In 2021 he created a series of experimental shorts, remixing archival footage and newsreels as part of the release of Música para Ver las Nubes, an instrumental album co-produced in tandem with Venezuelan composer Juan Ernesto Velásquez. In 2021 he joined Ella Zwietnig and Turkish musician Ekin Fil for
 the experimental essay film Far Within Reach.

From 2000 to 2018, he acted as a creative director for brands within the entertainment industry. 



CONTACT —

adcbarria@gmail.com

Instagram
Linkedin
IMDB

DISTINCTIONS/SCREENINGS —

2022
Belgrade Kinoskop International Festival of
Experimental Analog Cinema
Official Selection

Madrid International Short Film Festival

Honorable Mention

Millenium Film Workshop
Open Screening, NYC

Experimental Forum Film Festival
Honorable Mention

West Virginia Mountaineer
Short Film Festival
Official Selection

Black Box Gallery
Taking Pictures Group Exhibition
4/1-4/20, Portland

2021
Munich New Wave Short Film Festival
Winner / Best Actress Isadora Leiva

Toronto Indie Filmmakers Festival
Winner / Short Film

New York Tri-State
International Film Festival
Finalist

2019
International PSA Competition
Film Fest 52, Official Selection

Shiny Awards, Shortlisted

Telly Awards
Silver Regional TV General Automotive

2018
Telly Awards
Bronze Branded Content Campaign.
Bronze Branded Content General Branding.

2017 
ADCAN* Awards

Grand Prix Winner
People's Choice Winner
Environment Category Winner


ACADEMICS —

2019 — current
UCLA Extension Entertainment Studies
Directing
Los Angeles — California

2019 — current
UCLA Extension Entertainment Studies
Film & TV Development
Los Angeles — California


2019
UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television
Professional Program in Producing
Los Angeles — California

2000
Universidad Central de Venezuela
Bachelor of Science: Sociology
Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences
School of Sociology

Coursework: Social Theory, Political Science, Cultural Studies, Latin American Studies, Discourse Analysis.
Caracas — Venezuela

EXTRA ACADEMICS —

2022
Colour Training
Feature Film Grading Master Class
Instructor: Dado Valentic
Los Angeles

Magnum Photos / Learn
Matt Black: The Documentary Commitment
Bieke Depoorter: Chance Encounters
Gregory Halpern: Documentary Sur/Realism
Alec Soth: Photographic Storytelling


Sundance Collab
Directing Fundamentals Workshop
Instructor: Lise Raven.

2021 -2020
Robert McKee Webinars
Image Systems
Tools and Principles of Horror
Dialogue
Character's Architecture

Story Drives
Story as Craft
The Ten Conventions of Love
Long Format Story

2021
Writing Feature Film
Instructor: Pilar Alessandra / On The Page
Los Angeles

Colour Training
Fundamentals of Digital Color Processing
Dailies Colorist
Instructor: Dado Valentic
Los Angeles

 

EXTRA ACADEMICS —

2022 Colour Training
Feature Film Grading Master Class
Instructor: Dado Valentic
Los Angeles

Magnum Photos / Learn
Matt Black: The Documentary Commitment
Bieke Depoorter: Chance Encounters
Gregory Halpern: Documentary Sur/Realism
Alec Soth: Photographic Storytelling


Sundance Collab
Mark Cousins: 40 Days to Learn Film


2021 -2020 Robert McKee Webinars
Image Systems
Tools and Principles of Horror
Dialogue
Character's Architecture

Story Drives
Story as Craft
The Ten Conventions of Love
Long Format Story

2021 Writing Feature Film
Instructor: Pilar Alessandra / On The Page
Los Angeles

2021 Colour Training
Fundamentals of Digital Color Processing
Dailies Colorist
Instructor: Dado Valentic
Los Angeles

 

2020
Story Analysis for Readers and Writers

Instructor: Pilar Alessandra / On The Page
Los Angeles

University of London
Film, Images & Historical Interpretation
in the 20th Century: The Camera Never Lies
Instructor: Dr. Emmett Sullivan

2019
Robert McKee STORY Seminar
Los Angeles

2018
IDEO U

Leading For Creativity / Tim Brown
Power of Purpose / Joe Brown
Unlocking Creativity / Suzanne Gibbs Howard
Hello Design Thinking / David Kelley
San Francisco

2010
Psychomagic

Workshop with iconoclast artist and filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky