Hi! I’m Barrington. I’m a fiction and screenwriter. Ever since my first childhood crush on Mr. Spock, I’ve been drawn to stories about people who find themselves pulled two directions–caught in the middle, whether that middle ground is cultural, fantastical or ethical.
I received an M.F.A. Creative Writing from Florida State University. I went on to earn another M.F.A. in Screenwriting from University of Southern California. My thesis screenplay, Children of Others, won a Best Screenplay Award Amazon Studios and was subsequently optioned. Another feature, Lovers In Their Right Mind, earned a fellowship to the DreamAgo Pen & Pellicule writing lab in Sierre, Switzerland. I’ve published fiction and essays in literary journals like Sycamore Review, Colorado Review, The Drum and Women of Horror, Volume 3. More recently, my short story, “Shell” won the Grand Prize in Screencraft’s Cinematic Short Story Competition, and I co-wrote “Time Out,” for an upcoming episode of Creepshow, on AMC’s Shudder Network.
Before I was a writer, I earned a B.A. in Theatre Directing from Indiana University and worked in production for theatre, large-scale events, film and video. I have spent lots of hours on sound stages, and sets. I’ve also directed some short plays in Los Angeles and Australia. One of them went to the Darwin Fringe Festival and won the People’s Choice Award at the Short and Sweet Play Festival in Sydney, Australia.
I’m originally from Indiana. I’ve been a professional gift-wrapper, piano accompanist, a stage manager at Universal Studios Hollywood and a college teacher. I’ve studied massage at a temple in Thailand, worked with a dancing cow mascot in Costa Rica, written a food guide for Western Australia and survived cancer…twice. It’s a life I bring to my writing.