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Barry Prescott


Barry Prescott has directed puppets, policemen, politicians, and plasticine figures. After time as an actor, he made a trio of short films using stop motion animation. In 2005 oddball live action tale The Man Who Couldn’t Dance began winning awards at a wide range of festivals. Since then Prescott has combined directing, design and advertising work with occasional writing on What Now? and Dancing with the Stars

A very funny film, but also a daring and courageous one. In the span of just 10 minutes, it briefly and concisely tells a richly layered story, which sparkles with color. ...The jury is fascinated by the visual design, the cinematic creativity and by the ideal form the director found for telling his story. Jury comments for The Man Who Couldn’t Dance, 2005 Way We Live Film Festival