Producer Jacquie Barnbrook on Visual Effects Production & VR


Producer Jacquie Barnbrook talks with Steve Waskul about her experiences in the film industry during this Waskul.TV interview. Much of the discussion is based on Jacquie’s work as a visual effects producer and the role of a visual effects producer. Many projects are discussed as examples including her work on producing “The Martian VR Experience”.

About Jacquie Barnbrook

Jacquie Barnbrook has 20 years of experience in film, primarily in visual effects and animation. She has worked with many A level Producers and Directors on a wide range of projects. Some of her credits include, “Contact”, “Haunted Mansion”, “Spider-Man”, “Stuart Little”, “Body of Lies”, “Sex and the City 2”, “Alice in Wonderland”, “Ted”, “The Hunger Games” and “Cosmos: A Space Odyssey”. Jacquie has recently worked on Disney’s “Jungle Book” and “Pirates of the Caribbean 5”. Currently she is developing an animated feature and is working on several VR projects.

Jacquie recently completed two VR projects with The Virtual Reality Company. “The Bus to Canton” is a VR documentary about Jerome Bettis and his rise to the Football Hall of Fame. “The Martian VR Experience” an immersive narrative cinema experience and is one of the projects discussed during the interview.

Previously, Jacquie Barnbrook was also the Producer of Sony Pictures Imageworks’ first in-house animated short film “The ChubbChubbs!”. This film was the winner of of numerous awards including, the 2002 Academy Award® for Best Animated Short Film. “The ChubbChubbs!” was also honored with a BAFTA nomination and was the first animated short to have its own DVD release.

Ms. Barnbrook is the founder and President of Reel Vox, Inc., an independent film production company based in Los Angeles. She wrote and produced an award-winning short film entitled “Wear Something Nice” and produced “Inspire: Chicago Spire”. This was an artistic film about the Chicago Spire, intended to be the largest residential building in the western hemisphere. Jacquie also produced the theatrically released animated short “Live Music” the first of its kind to be animated through the power of social networking.