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Jacqui Barcos is a DGA award-winning filmmaker whose credits span the film and television industries. Most recently, Barcos was commissioned by Roger Gimbal Productions to write the pilot and bible for “The Amazons,” a historical drama about the real women warriors of Ancient Anatolia circa 1200 BC. Last year, she wrote the pilot and bible for the wildlife crime series, “The Last Savage.” Developed in association with Athena Pictures and “Hotel Mumbai” Producer Joe Thomas, the series is based on the true exploits of an undercover wildlife crime operative in South Africa. Currently, Barcos is working closely with top Neuroscientists at Darpa and Berkeley in preparation for her directorial feature debut, an art-house indie thriller, “Lost Gardens,” which delves into the fascinating world of Neurotech.
A US/Canadian filmmaker with Latina heritage, Barcos specializes in developing socially conscious content for the global markets. A USC film school graduate, Barcos won a DGA award for her short film, “Mala Sangre.” In 2016 she was selected as a finalist for the Warner Brothers Emerging Film Director’s Workshop. Prior to that, Barcos participated as a shadow director on “Lie To Me,” at 20th Century Fox under the mentorship of EP/Director Daniel Sackheim. Barcos is a co-founder of the Salon for Global Content, and “Women In Action” an all-female genre filmmakers collective.