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Kezia Barnett


The work of Kezia Barnett has been showcased in galleries, short films, music videos, and projected on to four-story high billboards. Since graduating from Elam in 1998, Barnett has made award-winning videos for Goodshirt and Sarah Brown. She also directs commercials around the world; her efforts won her the 2005 Young Director of the Year award at Southern Hemisphere advertising awards The Kodak Gongs.   

I had acute appendicitis and nearly died at 27; my work pre and post this shows quite a dramatic change. Before it was bubblegum-pop musical land with larger than life characters, after it took a darker turn with schoolyard fantasies of bullies as wolves, a time traveling killer and Rouge Amour. Kezia Barnett on website The New Current, 2016