ABOUT JACQUI BARCOS.
JACQUI BARCOS is a DGA award-winning filmmaker with Canadian/Latinx heritage that specializes in developing fresh, elevated, high-octane, character-driven, socially conscious content for global markets.
A fifteen-year industry veteran, Barcos has worked for such companies as Francis Ford Coppola’s Commercial Pictures/American Zoetrope and Miramax Films. A USC film school graduate, Barcos won a DGA award for her short film, Mala Sangre.
Barcos is a co-founder of The Salon for Global Content, and is an Emeritus Board Member of the Alliance of Women Directors. She is repped by Claire Best at Claire Best & Associates and Mitch Solomon at Authentic Talent and Literary Management.
Specialties: Creator / Screenwriter / Director / Producer - Global Crime Drama and Thrillers, Character-driven muscular action, World Building, Strong Female Characters, Female-driven Thrillers, Latinx filmmaker, US/Canadian passports.
CREATOR + EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Developed in association with Athena Pictures and Executive Produced by Starlings Television and Ben Silverman, this elevated crime drama series is based on the true exploits of undercover wildlife crime operatives in South Africa.
Creator of The Amazons, a historical drama TV Series in the vein of a female Vikings meets Britannia, about the real female equestrian warriors of ancient Anatolia that inspired the myths and legends of the Greeks. Barcos researched and developed the series with producing partner Jennifer Warren, the founder of the Alliance of Women Directors.
Ghost of Little Wolf / Vigilante
Barcos is currently in development on several new TV dramas for the International market including Native American supernatural thriller, Ghost of Little Wolf, as well as urban crime drama, Vigilante.
Of Love & Neural Dust
Barcos is working closely with top Neuroscientists at Berkeley and Darpa in preparation for her directorial feature debut, an art-house indie thriller, Of Love and Neural Dust, that delves in to the fascinating world of Neurotech.
Barcos made her first foray into television by selling her pitch, The Misfits to Graham King’s GK-TV.
SCREENWRITER + PRODUCER
Central Park Tale
Barcos partnered with John Legend’s company, Get Lifted, to produce her hip hop animated feature, Central Park Tale. The project will be directed by Daniel Jeannette (Happy Feet, Where the Wild Things Are), choreographed by Jamal Sims (Step Up, Hairspray) and produced in Paris and Montreal by Academy Award-winning studio, Mikros Image (The Little Prince). Barcos was honored as a 2015 PGA Diversity Fellow to develop the project.