Writing. Directing. Acting
Director, writer, actress, and producer Barbara Marques was born in Vitoria, Brazil, on March 12th, 1987. She moved to Rio de Janeiro in 2006, where she began her career as an actress and graduated in acting in 2008. In 2011 she started her film school, and in 2015 earned her bachelor's degree in Film/Cinema at Estacio de Sa University in Rio de Janeiro.
Between 2008 till 2013, Barbara worked primarily at the theater with a different theater group in Rio de Janeiro. Barbara also had experience with TV sports. Barbara did an internship at Esporte Interativo, where she got good experience behind cameras, being a camera, TP, and VT operator for two years.
In 2014 when she still was a film student, she made her first short documentary about Cosmas And Damian, a traditional and religious date in Brazil.
She worked briefly as a producer at Do Rio Filmes production and Batuque Filmes in Luanda, Angola, producing commercials.
In 2018 Barbara moved to LA.
In the same year, she made her second movie, LOVE, an experimental short documentary, her most personal, powerful family story. Love is a vertical movie made with cellphones. In December 2018, she got the most beautiful and powerful song to LOVE, "Name in Stone" by Dead Man's Bones, kindly provided by Ryan Gosling. Love was selected to some festivals; Mostra Sesc de Cinema in Brazil, African SmartPhone Film festival in Nigeria, and First Time Filmmaker by Pinewood Studios in London; love was the finalist.
In 2019 Barbara had an opportunity to be shooting the fantastic Brazilian actress Marcélia Cartaxo; the actress was in Hollywood to get her first and deserved Life Achievement Award.
Barbara decided to make a film about it. The Director filmed the whole backstage of this significant moment for Marcelia.
Cartaxo is the third short/doc of the Director.
In 2020 Barbara made her first narrative and horror movie called Basement.
Barbara has some projects in development, including PRETAS, a short documentary about the different black women's histories, based on the No Name play by Shannon Dada.
Also, in 2020, Barbara became a member of the ARRAY CREW.
love - Finalist at Firsts Time Filmmaker Session - June 2019.
Award - Free Intermediate Membership at Lift-off Global Network website