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Barry Staff

Writer, Producer

Great Britain , London

Current Work Details

What I do

Mostly write


Desert Rat Features




Where I work

I am an individual working from home

Technical Skills

Problem solving

Resources / Expertise

Lateral thinking


Paid Work or Collaboration

Shooters Q&A

Films I wish I had made

The1940s? His Girl Friday (all that politics); My Darling Clementine (all that love); The Third Man (all that human nature). The 21st c?: The Tree of Life; There Will Be Blood; Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind; Pan's Labyrinth; The Big Short; Hell or High Water; Elle.

I cried watching

Dune. I can only take so much pain.

I left the cinema during

Dune. I can take only so much guff (and American accents in a dim future!), despite the brilliant sound and images.

Directors I love

Still living: Anderson (Wes), Denis, Fincher, Haneke, Joon-ho, Malick, Ramsay, Verhoeven, Villeneuve.

Actors I admire

Lee Marvin. James Caan. Tilda Swinton. Samantha Morton. Ryan Gosling.

Writers I respect

Jean-Claude Carrière, the Coens, Dudley Nichols, Mankiewicz (Herman) - latter not least for getting Ben Hecht to Hollywood

My desert island discs

Those in my vertebrae

Books I have given my friends

'A Season in Hell ' - as a loan. 20 years on, he claims it's been his all along. Any reason in hell why I can't borrow it?

My death row meal

A fig - to be devoured as in Women in Love (1969).

The best thing I own

Sanity - in a crazy world. Or am I just deluded?

More about me

Give me credit!!!!!!!!!

My Work & Credits