Johnny is an enthusiastic London based New Zealand director with over 15 years experience in the film and television industry. He has directed comedy series (Jono & Ben, Funny Girls) commercials for Air New Zealand, Burger King and Tourism New Zealand, New Zealand's first children's web series and a multitude of music videos in New Zealand, London and New York.
Johnny also has editing, writing and creative concepting experience.
Johnny Barker has been a contract Field Director for Mediaworks for a number of years. He has directed comic drama, music and movie parody clips for several of our internal productions here at the network, as well as stunts, pranks and games involving the general public.
In addition to great people skills and the ability to build rapport and trust with almost anyone, Johnny has a clear understanding of the compromises required to making great television within budget. These naturally involve time constraints, equipment constraints and on-air deadlines, making effective time-management essential. Johnny consistently delivers work within deadlines to a very high creative and technical standard.
Johnny has been a well-respected member of our production teams and will be sorely missed.
Head of In-House Production
'Pants On Fire' is a musical short film about a pyromaniac looking for love.
'Lease' is a comedy short about 3 flatmates struggling to pay their rent on time to their greedy landlord Jerry Reid.
'Clover' is a comedy short about a wild party and the confused morning after, all told in an elaborate 'one-shot'.