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Barbara W.

Minneapolis, MN, USA

9 reviews

$500 - $1000 / Day


hello, I am a producer/director/filmmaker/visual storyteller. My heart work is in cultural documentaries, both long and short form. I learned my craft working in public television and then as an independent. I like finding stories that give voice to issues through intimate encounters with everyday people. I like to understand complex stories and focus them into accessible pieces. As people tell me their stories and share their intimate feelings, I understand that these stories can change the world. I think there is no more powerful form of connecting than visual storytellingconnecting truth, ideas and the essence of what it means to be a human being in a broken world. I am an intrepid maker. I have 28 years experience and have learned how to respectfully and kindly not take no for an answer. I am particularly attracted to social justice issues involving women, youth and cultural identity. I have a great interest in culture and the arts, the environment and relationships between disparate groups of people. The stories I seek are usually about resiliency and how people make chaos into order or not. I have a Canon c-100 camera and can go anywhere with it.

Top Services

News Shooter / Video Journalist
7 reviews
Documentary DP
1 review
Field Producer
1 review


Top Reviews

  • August • 2021

    Barbara was fantastic to work with! She really understood the story we were trying to tell, and helped us gather the right interviews and footage to tell it. I highly recommend working with Barbara on your projects!

    Paula at More Perfect Union
  • October • 2016

    Barbara was fantastic. She went above and beyond to deliver exactly what I had asked for, and then some. I would highly recommend her as a fixer.

    Shadi at AJPlus
  • April • 2021

    Barbara was great! She made the subject feel at ease while asking personal questions but was also able to get all the shots we needed.

    Claire at Business Insider

Top Projects



  • Directional Microphone
  • Lavalier Microphone


  • External Recorder
  • Stabilizer

All Services

Production Support

  • News Shooter / Video Journalist
  • Field Producer
  • Reporter / Journalist
  • Documentary DP
  • Production Assistant

Post Production

  • Video Editor - News
  • Video Editor - Documentary
  • Video Editor - Commercial