Dani Barker is an award-winning, multi-hyphenate filmmaker and actor whose talents are displayed in her recent feature film Follow Her, directed by Emmy award winner Sylvia Caminer and shot by Academy award nominee Luke Geissbuhler. Follow Her had its world premiere at Fantasporto in 2022 sweeping the top awards and earning Dani Best Actress along with Best Film and Audience Award. In addition, Dani has been the visionary behind other projects that she helmed, scripted and starred in, including Starvival, the Unprofessionals, which she produced, wrote, and played the lead; and Squirm, produced for Canada’s OUTtv. She has an equal affinity for high drama and low comedy and has established herself as an integral member of the Vancouver film community.
Her new film AI ARTIST premiered at the Runway AI Film Festival March 2023 bringing home the Merit Award. The film is now being developed into an Anthology series with co-writer and co-director Jessey Nelson.
As the newly appointed CEO of Tall Pines Entertainment, Dani joins the team with a unique vision for the future of independent movies, given her experience in managing productions and obtaining funding for projects during difficult times for the industry.
She is a true collaborator, involved in the development of projects as diverse as documentaries, short films and features extending beyond the horror genre. When Dani isn't on set or developing projects from the ground up, she's often spotted on a distant highline a thousand feet above ground or on the road traveling with her partner, dog and cat.