Micah Barber
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Micah Barber is an emerging director from Austin, Texas. He has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences for his directing (Student Academy Award Finalist) and screenwriting (Nicholl Fellowship Semifinalist).

The imagination and sense of joy and wonder displayed in Micah’s short films attracted the attention of Terrence Malick's wife, Alexandra, who asked to produce THE ADVENTURES OF THOMAS & FELIX (aka INTO THE WHO KNOWS!), his first feature film. It has been called “A stellar (and rare) indie family film”, winning several screenplay prizes and a “Best Family Film” distinction during its run at festivals across the country. The Utah Film Center selected the movie to open its premier kids festival, Tumbleweeds. Gravitas Ventures and Artist View Entertainment are set to release the movie in January 2021.

Micah is developing several projects for kids and imaginative adults. His style is joyful and complex, often featuring vulnerable coming-of-age heroes, and with a nod to Hayao Miyazaki, Jim Henson, and 1980s classics. Before making his own features, Micah (a former musician himself ) assisted producer Fred Miller in the development and production of the family movie ANGELS SING, starring Harry Connick Jr., Willie Nelson, Connie Britton, Kris Kristofferson, and a host of Austin music legends.

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