One Eyed Dog Films’ vision is to make films that will inspire and excite. The company aspires to involve the best directors from around the world who specialise in the appropriate genre for the project at hand, to cast believable talent, and to involve investors who have passion for productions.
One Eyed Dog Films creates visual projects that win awards and that people love to watch. They are experts in Film, Television, Music Videos, Theatre and Advertising.
Olga Barr is at the top of her vast career. Through involving herself in the film world she has made leaps and bounds on both the financial front and the creatively inspired arena. Her past is grounded in advertising. She spent 14 years as a Global Creative Director for Saatchi & Saatchi. In this role she lead numerous successful campaigns for various clients. Among these were Head & Shoulders, where she played a critical role in turning it into a billion dollar brand. Amongst some of the talent she then worked with and still has a wonderful relationship with Courtney Cox-Arquette, Denise Richards, Salma Hayek and Kristin Davis. Other celebrities she successfully placed in commercials were Patricia O’Neal, Karl Malden, Frank Sinatra, Madonna, Ben Kingsley and Danny DeVito. She has directed over 25 commercials and films, produced 30 commercials and written hundreds of scripts. She has won two Cannes Silver Lions, one Cannes Bronze Lion, five Effies and three Ad&D awards.
On the film investing front, she has worked on a variety of films including Junebug and Master Harold and the Boys - these only a couple of her most recent endeavours. As noted by most, this landed Amy Adams an Oscar, as well as being a financial success for all concerned. The latter is regarded with much excitement amongst the filmic community in anticipation for its release later this year.
Olga is constantly on the forefront of the latest groundbreaking talent. She worked alongside the director of Mugabe and the White African, which was nominated for this years Best Documentary Oscar. Olga is currently in talks with HBO for one of her new projects as well as producing an array of films with some of the most sought-after talent of today. As the director and owner of a brand marketing company she is working with the likes of Kelly Rowland and Kylie Minogue.
Olga is a rare individual in the film industry. With her immense knowledge of advertising she grounds and immerses herself very much in a profitable, yet original, film spectrum. Her views and values concerning such matters are impacting and exact. She realises that films are not always marketed to the extent that fulfills its true potential. In the past she has improved advertising and marketing to make a difference. She realises that film advertising does not often talk to the target. Trailers do not always entice an audience into seeing the film; advertising does not always hit people’s emotions, it does not always give the right message in the right medium. Her aim is to make sure that the marketing for her films is spot on when it comes to the film’s target market, thereby ensuring its success. Especially in a world that is ruled by interactive communication.
Olga Barr has taken intelligent, calculated chances that have paid off brilliantly throughout her business life. She understands the consumer and recognises the need for research to make sure she connects with the target market from one day to the next in our ever-changing world.
Svetlana has produced a range of short films, corporate videos, music videos and a theatrical production as a freelance producer. She has independently won several awards including an ECTV award for Producer on Money Banks. She opened One Eyed Dog Films Ltd. with Olga after receiving her MA in film production from Royal Holloway. This has been her dream for years. Her short film Blackberry Stains was accepted and is premiering in Cannes in 2010. Blackberry Stains is also at Fordham Fest 2010, it was a Semi Finalist at Moondance Film Festival 2010, an Honourable Mention in Los Angeles Film Festival and Finalist in the Central Florida Film Festival. It won best film and best actor in the Long Island International film festival.
Svetlana possesses an unerring knack for organising, with stringent control of budgets combined with exceptional time management skills; she is the one that ensures all projects run smoothly. She oversees all the production coming out of One Eyed Dog Films, and she will deliver Sugar Daddy to the box office.
Steve has been a financial advisor for over 12 years. He has gained a wealth of experience from working in the London, New York and Sydney offices of some of the biggest financial companies in the world. He was with Arthur Anderson Worldwide as a Senior Consultant in Private Client Services. His clients included Richard Branson, Robert Devereux and Natalie Imbruglia. Steve went out on his own in 2007 as a financial guru and ended up advising some very important people in the film industry.
Through those connections he was pursued by One Eyed Dog Films Ltd. to come on board as their CFO. He has since handled the legal and financial aspects of four feature films, three TV series, one TV drama, two corporate films and a documentary. He feels that films are his forte and his fortune.
Laura began her career producing cinematic music videos for English bands. These music videos provided Laura with the opportunity to work around the world including New York City and London. Working both in-front of and behind the camera, she garnered a reputation as a reliable and hard-working leader of the production team. Laura independently produced a short film, King's parade; a remake of Oliver Schmitz's short Place des Fetes from Paris Je t'aime. This film short-listed at the Cambridge Film Festival in 2012. Since graduating with an honors degree in Media and Cultural Studies, Laura has been working at One Eyed Dog Films to help develop feature films, shorts, and TV series. She is currently producing Cutter, working alongside the writer, director, and line producer to ensure the best possible team are assembled to bring the story to life. Laura will travel to Mississippi to see Cutter through to completion. Laura is also developing Trader, a London based crime-thriller about a corrupt stock market trader and also Entombed, a WWII romance epic based on true events.