Joslyn Barnes

Writer and producer (USA)

Joslyn Barnes

Joslyn Barnes is a writer and Emmy-nominated producer. She is the author of numerous screenplays for feature films including the upcoming Indian feature THE COSMIC FOREST and the award-winning film BÀTTU, directed by Cheikh Oumar Sissoko (Mali), which she associate produced.

Among the films Barnes has executive produced or produced since co-founding Louverture Films are the César-nominated BAMAKO, Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner and Oscar and Emmy nominated TROUBLE THE WATER, Oscar shortlisted SOUNDTRACK FOR A REVOLUTION, Bollywood thriller DUM MAARO DUM, the award-winning BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975, Oscar shortlisted, Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner THE HOUSE I LIVE IN, and the Nepali feature HIGHWAY. She associate produced Elia Suleiman's THE TIME THAT REMAINS, and the 2010 Cannes Palme d'Or winner UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES by Apichatpong Weerasethakul.

She is currently producing THE MESSAGE with Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein, and THE SHADOW WORLD with Johan Grimonprez.