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BARBARA are a dynamic directing duo specialising in comedy, made up of director Ben Mallaby and writer / performer Rachel Stubbings. They both have their own BAFTA nominations, sure, but what they really care about is bringing the funny. BARBARA loves marrying up truthful, sharp performances with slick cinematography.

During 2021, Ben released his BAFTA nominated short film ‘Please Help’ for the BBC / Tiger Aspect, starring Lucy Pearman and Rachel has co-written, directed and starred in a new show for Sky with Jessica Fostekew. They’re great separately but together they’re a comedy machine. They’ve spent seven years working together on shoots, a plethora of heartwarming / heartbreaking narrative shorts, followed by witty ad campaigns for brands including the AA, Landsec and Audible.

If you like your comedy, relatable, pithy and technically ‘a bit snazzy’, Barbara is a safe pair of hands. Four hands all together.

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