Ran Barker

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About Me

Burbank, CA
United States
Member Since: January 30, 2007
Occupation: Film
My Bio
Ran Barker grew up on his families Farm/Ranch in West Texas. He graduated from Tarleton State University/Texas A&M and moved to Los Angeles in 1989 to pursue an acting career. He studied film at UCLA and AFI and appeared in over 100 national commercials, feature films and TV series before joining Warner Bros. in 1989 to became Department head of Corporate Services for 6 years before becoming Administrator of TV in 1994, working on ER, Friends, Living Single, Suddenly Susan, & 30 other shows. In 1997, he went to work with John Wells Productions and worked on the productions of ER, Trinity, West Wing, Adversaries & Third Watch. He left JWP in 1999 to do indie films such as Border to Border (1998), "Game Day", Fugly (2001) and "I'm The One That I Want", _Apple Jack (2001)_ , Puzzled (2001) and Notorious C.H.O. (2002). His projects have won several film festivals including Best Comedy - New York Int'l Film Festival, Best Film - Las Vegas Int'l Film Festival and Top 10 finalist in Project Greenlight. He is currently working at Warner Bros in the FIlm Mastering Dept and producing indie projects on the side.
Why are you supporting The 1 Second Film project?
Thought it was inventive

Ran Barker's Perfect Moment

If you had to choose a 'perfect moment' from your life to make into a one-second film, what would it be?

Becoming a producer on this film

Production Blog


Mon, 09/10/2007 - 5:58am

Hey Ran, thanks for the add! We got one more weekend to work on the bus. Feel free to stop by and check it out before we hit the road!

Mon, 07/23/2007 - 3:31pm

Thanks for the continued support Ran!

Fri, 08/10/2007 - 9:08am

We made our first film "Border to Border" with $20,000.
We shot one weekend, spent all the money and used the footage to raise more money. As we got money, we would go back and shoot again. We sold points on the film and gave out credits. In the end, we raised about $300,000 and finished our 35mm feature in 9 months. Our film won several film festivals including the NY International film festival and the Las Vegas International and was picked up by Independent Artist. (A few months later, Independent Artist filed bankruptcy and our film has been tied up in court)....Someday it will be seen

Passion will get you everywhere and I know you guys are passionate-
I might stop by the Bus Painting on Saturday and check it out.

Fri, 08/10/2007 - 8:54pm


Yeah, this is taking longer. $1 doesn't go very far, and we can't give points simply because the profis will go to charity. But we are slowly making progress, and with continued support we will eventually make something very unique. Hope you can come out to paint the bus and meet some of our crew!