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Barry Jenkins

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Leicester-born drummer Barry Jenkins (sometimes known as Barrie Jenkins) had the nice fortune to maintain three successful rings through the ’60s. In 1963, at age 19, he was recruited in to the ranks from the Nashville Teenagers, a hard-rocking clothing from Weybridge, Surrey, being successful Roger Bridegroom, their first drummer. Jenkins became a member of just because the music group broke away from their regional music scene by using a stay static in Hamburg, Germany, where these were a big strike at the Celebrity Club, a lot in order that they had been pressed into services as the support music group for Jerry Lee Lewis in a gig that became the American rock and roll & roller’s Live in the Celebrity Golf club LP — that recording has achieved famous status and continues to be on the net on Compact disc some 40 years after it had been documented. Back in Britain, the group was authorized to Decca Information and slice their biggest solitary, “Tobacco Street,” which reached quantity six in Britain and quantity ten in the us. The group was to never repeat its achievement, though they do like a second U.K. strike with “Google Vision.” Jenkins, just as much as anyone else within the music group, described the Nashville Teenagers’ sound along with his pounding, pile-driver defeat. They impressed going to American rock and roll & roll celebrities enough to be eligible as their support music group, performing this services for Chuck Berry and Carl Perkins, amongst others, plus they also documented almost an album’s worthy of of materials with Perkins during 1964. Someplace throughout touring, Jenkins produced the acquaintance of Eric Burdon, the business lead singer from the Pets, who was simply impressed with both drummer’s capability and his affable character. In March of 1966, when primary drummer John Metal quit the Pets, Jenkins was asked to displace him. There is no audition, only a fait accompli announced by Burdon as well as the group’s supervisor, which resulted in the raising disaffection of Chas Chandler, who because the Pets’ bassist constituted the spouse from the group’s tempo section. Jenkins performed over the last recordings by the initial Pets, including the one “Don’t Bring Me Down” as well as the Animalism record, which is generally regarded as the best possible LP within the group’s background. When Burdon as well as the band’s administration subsequently dissolved the initial group’s lineup amid raising acrimony over budget and personalities, Jenkins was the only person who continued to be. Jenkins was important in assisting Burdon recruit the lineup of what became known officially as Eric Burdon & the Pets. Having previously proved helpful in Hamburg with guitarist Albert Lee and bassist Bruce Waddell, both of Chris Farlowe’s music group the Thunderbirds, Jenkins contacted them about signing up for the Pets but was rejected. Finally, a fresh lineup of Danny McCulloch on bass, John Weider on electric guitar and violin, and Vic Briggs on guitars and different assorted equipment was recruited. Jenkins helped keep carefully the brand-new band’s hard rock and roll qualifications current, his defeat holding together a number of the even more ambitious (some would state overly pretentious) record monitors during the following 2 yrs, and he sometimes added to the number of unusual noises heard on a number of the psychedelic monitors, playing various incredible percussion instruments. Probably the most agreeable character within the music group, Jenkins lasted through two lineup shifts, till late 1968 as well as the Like Is recording, and this version from the Pets went their independent ways. Jenkins later on turned up as you of three drummers (section of what had been virtually all-star classes) on ex-Action business lead vocalist Reg King’s self-titled 1971 single recording on United Performers. He was not heard from very much in a documenting vein since, although his greatest sides through the ’60s with all three rings — displaying uncooked power within the Nashville Teenagers paths and amazing subtlety on a number of the later on Pets songs — continue steadily to surface on Compact disc releases.

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Full Name Barry Jenkins
Profession Film director, Actor, Film producer, Screenwriter, Television Director, Television producer
Education Florida State University
Nationality American
Awards Academy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay, Independent Spirit Award for Best Director, Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay, Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award, Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Feature Film, Satellite Award for Best Original Screenplay, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay, British Independent Film Award for Best International Independent Film, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director, New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director, Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Screenplay
Music Groups The Animals
Albums Animalization, Animalisms, Before We Were So Rudely Interrupted, Winds of Change, Eric Is Here, The Twain Shall Meet, Love Is, The Animals With Sonny Boy Williamson, Greatest Hits Live (Rip It to Shreds), Ark, Every One of Us, Animalism, The Best of The Animals, The Most of Animals, The Complete Animals, Athens Traffic Live, The Animals Live
Nominations Academy Award for Best Director, Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture, Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Screenplay, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Director, Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature, Satellite Award for Best Director, BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay, Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film, Independent Spirit Someone to Watch Award, Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Director, London Film Critics' Circle Award for Director of the Year, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay, London Film Critics' Circle Award for Screenwriter of the Year, Amanda Award for Best Foreign Film in Theatrical Release
Movies Moonlight, Medicine for Melancholy, My Josephine, Remigration, Wendy Cracked a Walnut, A Woman's Tale, Chlorophyl, Tall Enough, Little Brown Boy, A Young Couple, The Adventures Of Christopher Bosh In The Multiverse, King's Gym, The High Five, A Contract with God, If Beale Street Could Talk, One Shot


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#Fact
1 Does not storyboard, opting instead for straightforward shot lists.
2 When he first got into film, his passion was for French and Asian New Wave cinema. He would always head straight for the Foreign Films section of his local Blockbuster and devour all he could afford. After he espied a photo of Quentin Tarantino on the VHS jacket for Chungking Express (1994) his curiosity was immediately piqued, and once he saw that movie he knew that he had to become a filmmaker.
3 Attended Florida State University film school with James Laxton (cinematographer), Adele Romanski (producer) and film editors Nat Sanders and Joi McMillon, all of whom collaborated on Barry's acclaimed Moonlight (2016).
4 Counts Oscar-winning film editor Walter Murch's "In the Blink of an Eye" as his favorite textbook in film school.
5 Favorite part of the filmmaking process is hands-on production which is where his real creative energy emerges.


Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Contract with God announced
Dear White People 2017 TV Series 1 episode
Moonlight 2016/I
Chlorophyl 2011 Short
Futurestates 2011 TV Series 1 episode
Tall Enough 2009 Short
A Young Couple 2009 Short
Medicine for Melancholy 2008
Little Brown Boy 2003 Short
My Josephine 2003 Short

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Moonlight 2016/I screenplay by
Chlorophyl 2011 Short writer
Futurestates 2011 TV Series 1 episode
Tall Enough 2009 Short
A Young Couple 2009 Short
Medicine for Melancholy 2008 writer
Little Brown Boy 2003 Short writer
My Josephine 2003 Short writer

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Inside Voices 2014 Short producer
30 for 30 Shorts 2014 TV Series documentary short co-producer - 1 episode
The High Five 2014 Documentary short producer
Futurestates 2011 TV Series producer - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Adventures of Christopher Bosh in the Multiverse 2013 Short Star King Zorzdon Pxxa (voice)
Little Brown Boy 2003 Short Basketball player (uncredited)
Last Night of Mardi Gras 2003 Short Extra

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Proposal 2003 Short first assistant camera
Time for Change 2002 Short second assistant camera

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Young Couple 2009 Short

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Their Eyes Were Watching God 2005 TV Movie assistant to director

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Reagan 2016 Short special thanks completed
Morris from America 2016 special thanks
Nothing is written not for nothing 2016/I Documentary special thanks
Ellie Lumme 2014 Short financial contributor
Headlands 2012 Short very special thanks
Sun Don't Shine 2012 thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Moonlight: Cruel Beauty - Filming in Miami 2017 Documentary short
Moonlight: Ensemble of Emotion - Making Moonlight 2017 Documentary short
Moonlight: Poetry Through Collaboration - The Music of Moonlight 2017 Documentary short Himself
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2017 TV Series Himself - After Party Press Room / Himself - After Party
The 89th Annual Academy Awards 2017 TV Special Himself
Made in Hollywood 2016-2017 TV Series Himself
Film '72 2017 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
The Envelope 2017 TV Mini-Series Himself
Tavis Smiley 2017 TV Series Himself
Le gros journal 2017 TV Series Himself
Quotidien 2017 TV Series Himself
Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter 2017 TV Series Himself
The 74th Golden Globe Awards 2017 TV Special documentary Himself - Nominee
Today 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Good Morning America 2016 TV Series Himself
WGN Morning News 2016 TV Series Himself
CBS This Morning 2016 TV Series Himself
These Amazing Shadows 2011 Documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Director Moonlight (2016)
2017 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay Moonlight (2016)
2017 Robert Altman Award Independent Spirit Awards Moonlight (2016) · Yesi Ramirez (casting director)
· Mahershala Ali
· Patrick Decile
· Naomie Harris
· Alex R. Hibbert
· André Holland
· Jharrel Jerome
· Janelle Monáe
· Jaden Piner
· Trevante Rhodes
· Ashton Sanders
2017 Directors to Watch Palm Springs International Film Festival Moonlight (2016)
2016 AAFCA Award African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) Best Director Moonlight (2016)
2016 BFCC Award Black Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director Moonlight (2016)
2016 BFCC Award Black Film Critics Circle Awards Best Original Screenplay Moonlight (2016)
2016 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Moonlight (2016)
2016 Audience Choice Award Chicago International Film Festival Best Narrative Feature Moonlight (2016)
2016 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Moonlight (2016)
2016 Pauline Kael Breakout Award Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Moonlight (2016)
2016 Gotham Independent Film Award Gotham Awards Best Screenplay Moonlight (2016)
2016 Audience Award Gotham Awards Moonlight (2016) · Adele Romanski
· Dede Gardner
· Jeremy Kleiner
2016 Gotham Independent Film Award Gotham Awards Best Feature Moonlight (2016) · Adele Romanski
· Dede Gardner
· Jeremy Kleiner
2016 Halekulani Golden Orchid Award Hawaii International Film Festival Narrative Feature Moonlight (2016)
2016 IFJA Award Indiana Film Journalists Association, US Best Adapted Screenplay Moonlight (2016)
2016 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Director Moonlight (2016)
2016 Sierra Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Breakout Filmmaker of the Year Moonlight (2016)
2016 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Moonlight (2016)
2016 Audience Award Mill Valley Film Festival U.S. Cinema Moonlight (2016)
2016 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Director Moonlight (2016)
2016 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director Moonlight (2016)
2016 NYFCO Award New York Film Critics, Online Best Director Moonlight (2016)
2016 NYFCO Award New York Film Critics, Online Best Screenplay Moonlight (2016)
2016 PCC Award Phoenix Critics Circle Best Director Moonlight (2016)
2016 SFFCC Award San Francisco Film Critics Circle Best Director Moonlight (2016)
2016 SFFCC Award San Francisco Film Critics Circle Best Screenplay, Original Moonlight (2016)
2016 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Screenplay, Original Moonlight (2016)
2016 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Moonlight (2016)
2016 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Adapted Screenplay Moonlight (2016)
2016 UFCA Award Utah Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Moonlight (2016)
2016 UFCA Award Utah Film Critics Association Awards Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium Moonlight (2016) · Tarell Alvin McCraney (screen story)
2009 Marlon Riggs Award San Francisco Film Critics Circle Medicine for Melancholy (2008)
2003 Special Jury Prize Georgetown Independent Film Festival Best Narrative Short My Josephine (2003)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture Moonlight (2016)
2017 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Screenplay - Motion Picture Moonlight (2016)
2017 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Outstanding Director, Motion Picture Moonlight (2016)
2017 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Outstanding Screenplay, Motion Picture Moonlight (2016)
2017 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Moonlight (2016)
2017 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Screenplay Moonlight (2016) · Tarell Alvin McCraney
2017 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Film) Moonlight (2016)
2017 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Film) Moonlight (2016)
2017 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Director Moonlight (2016)
2017 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Screenplay Moonlight (2016) · Tarell Alvin McCraney
2017 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Director of the Year Moonlight (2016)
2017 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Screenwriter of the Year Moonlight (2016)
2017 NCFCA Award North Carolina Film Critics Association Best Director Moonlight (2016)
2017 NCFCA Award North Carolina Film Critics Association Best Original Screenplay Moonlight (2016)
2017 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Moonlight (2016)
2017 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Adapted Screenplay Moonlight (2016) · Tarell Alvin McCraney
2017 Seattle Film Critics Award Seattle Film Critics Awards Best Director Moonlight (2016)
2017 Seattle Film Critics Award Seattle Film Critics Awards Best Screenplay Moonlight (2016) · Tarell Alvin McCraney
2017 VFCC Award Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Screenplay Moonlight (2016)
2016 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Moonlight (2016)
2016 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Original Screenplay Moonlight (2016)
2016 DFCS Award Detroit Film Critic Society, US Best Screenplay Moonlight (2016)
2016 DFCS Award Detroit Film Critic Society, US Best Director Moonlight (2016)
2016 DFCS Award Detroit Film Critic Society, US Breakthrough Artist Moonlight (2016)
2016 FFCC Award Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director Moonlight (2016)
2016 Sierra Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Moonlight (2016)
2016 Sierra Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Screenplay, Original Moonlight (2016) · Tarell Alvin McCraney
2016 Best Film London Film Festival Official Competition Moonlight (2016)
2016 Best Film Mar del Plata Film Festival International Competition Moonlight (2016)
2016 PCC Award Phoenix Critics Circle Best Screenplay Moonlight (2016)
2016 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Moonlight (2016)
2016 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Original Screenplay Moonlight (2016)
2016 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Moonlight (2016)
2016 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Original Screenplay Moonlight (2016) · Tarell Alvin McCraney
2016 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Director Moonlight (2016)
2016 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Director Moonlight (2016)
2016 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Original Screenplay Moonlight (2016)
2016 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Moonlight (2016)
2016 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay, Adapted or Original Moonlight (2016)
2016 Platform Prize Toronto International Film Festival Moonlight (2016)
2016 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Moonlight (2016)
2016 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Original Screenplay Moonlight (2016)
2009 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best First Feature Medicine for Melancholy (2008) · Justin Barber (producer)
2009 Someone to Watch Award Independent Spirit Awards Medicine for Melancholy (2008)
2009 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best First Feature Medicine for Melancholy (2008)
2008 Gold Hugo Chicago International Film Festival New Directors Competition Medicine for Melancholy (2008)
2008 Gotham Independent Film Award Gotham Awards Breakthrough Director Medicine for Melancholy (2008)
2008 Filmmaker Award Los Angeles Film Festival Best Narrative Feature Medicine for Melancholy (2008)
2008 Best Film Mar del Plata Film Festival International Competition Medicine for Melancholy (2008)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay Moonlight (2016)
2016 FFCC Award Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Best Adapted Screenplay Moonlight (2016)
2016 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Screenplay Moonlight (2016)


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