Henry Barrial

Originally from Miami, Henry Barrial attended the University of Montana in the mid 90’s where he received a B.A. in Psychology. While in Missoula, Henry wrote and performed in several theatrical productions for the Montana Repertory Theatre and the Young Rep, including his original one-man show A Night With-In Lenny Bruce. Upon moving to Los Angeles, he directed his first film, a short entitled The Lonelys, which played at several festivals, winning topĀ awards at the 1999 San Francisco International Film Festival, 1999 Cleveland International Film Festival, and 1999 Method Fest. In 2001 Barrial directed and co-wrote (with Stephanie Bennett) his first feature, the ultra low-budget Some Body. Some Body premiered at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival in Dramatic Competition, and was subsequently picked up for distribution by Lot 47 Films. It was released theatrically in 2002 in 15 cities across the U.S. including New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. In 2003 Barrial’s script for a the feature True Love was selected by the exclusive Sundance Screenwriters Lab and was performed as part of the Sundance Reading Series. True Love was ultimately produced on a micro-budget and has received accolades on the festival circuit. Henry is writing a horror film (co-written with Casey Ristaino & Elena Fabri) called Final Girl, and is developing a sci-fi project entitled Plastic Pal.


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