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Joe Barton

Writer

Represented by:

Jago Irwin , Stevie Jackson

Credits

TELEVISION
Production (role):
GOTHAM CITY PD
Company:
HBO Max / 6th & Idaho / WBTV
Production (role):
EXTINCTION
Writer and Executive Producer
Company:
Urban Myth / Sky One
Project details:
8 x 60’
Dir. Marco Kreuzpainter
Starring Paapa Essiedu, Tom Burke
Production (role):
HALF BAD
Lead writer and Executive Producer
Company:
Imaginarium / Netflix
Project details:
8 part series based on the books by Sally Green.
Production (role):
AMADEUS
Company:
Two Cities
Project details:
4 x 60' Based on the play by Peter Shaffer.
Production (role):
GIRI/HAJI
Company:
Sister Pictures / BBC / Netflix
Project details:
8 x 60'
Written, created and exec produced by Joe Barton, Dir Julian Farino, Starring Kelly MacDonald, Takehiro Hira, Will Sharpe
BAFTA Nominated, Best Drama Series, 2020

"Writer Joe Barton’s intriguing story immediately exerted its grip. This bold, bewitching and slightly bonkers eight-parter could be something truly special." - The Telegraph

"Joe Barton’s Anglo-Japanese fusion thriller flew under the radar like a stealth bomber aiming straight at the hearts of us happy few who stumbled upon it" - The Independent
Production (role):
HUMANS (Series 1 and 2)
Company:
Kudos / Channel 4 / AMC
Project details:
3 x 60’ episodes
Production (role):
OUR WORLD WAR
Company:
Hardy Pictures / BBC3
Project details:
3 x 60’ original drama

Winner of the RTS award for Best History

"Terrific performances, a strong script, convincing dialogue…excellent, innovative and moving television" (The Guardian)

"The extraordinary first episode of the dramatised documentary, Our World War, admitted at once that warfare 100 years ago was “unimaginable”… the writer Joe Barton went on to imagine it, brilliantly and innovatively." (The Times)
Production (role):
BLACKOUT (Co-Writer)
Company:
Raw / Channel 4
Project details:
1 x 90’ docu-drama

Co-written with Ben Chanan
Production (role):
CUFFS
Company:
Tiger Aspect / BBC 1
Project details:
1 x 60’ episode
Production (role):
BEAVER FALLS (Series 2)
Company:
Company / Channel 4
Project details:
1 x 60’ episode
FEATURE FILM
Production (role):
CLOVERFIELD SEQUEL
Company:
Bad Robot / Paramount Pictures
Production (role):
ENCOUNTER
Company:
Raw / FilmFour / Amazon Studios
Project details:
Original screenplay

Dir. Michael Pearce
Starring Riz Ahmed, Octavia Spencer

"A testament to the skill of screenwriter Joe Barton" - Screen International
Production (role):
DAY AND NIGHT
Company:
Chernin Ent / Netflix
Project details:
Original screenplay
Production (role):
HOLD THE DEVIL
Company:
Two & Two
Project details:
Original Screenplay
Production (role):
RED
Company:
Moonriver / Vendome
Project details:
Original Screenplay
Production (role):
THE LOST GIRL
Company:
Imaginarium Studios/Netflix
Project details:
Original Screenplay
Production (role):
THE RITUAL
Company:
Imaginarium Studios/Netflix
Project details:
Screenplay from the book by Adam Nevill. Directed by David Bruckner. Starring Rafe Spall and Rob-James Collier.

"HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! THE RITUAL at NETFLIX. Amazing and scary." - Guillermo del Toro
Production (role):
IBOY
Company:
Wigwam Films/XYZ/Netflix
Project details:
Adaptation of Adam Brooks' novel

Directed Adam Randall

Starring Bill Milner, Maisie Williams, Miranda Richardson, Rory Kinnear
Production (role):
MY DAYS OF MERCY
Company:
Killer Films / Great Point Media
Project details:
Original Screenplay

Starring Ellen Page and Kate Mara

Produced by Christine Vachon

"Joe Barton’s astute screenplay...finds drama not just in individual characters, but in the variably grieving and/or angry cultures that grow around a hot-button political issue like the death penalty. Wisely, his script defers from stacking the deck in one direction or another, thought the sharply observed dialogue does make room for arguments on both sides.” (Variety)

Credits

  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): GOTHAM CITY PD
    Company: HBO Max / 6th & Idaho / WBTV
    Project details:
  • Production (role): EXTINCTION
    Writer and Executive Producer
    Company: Urban Myth / Sky One
    Project details: 8 x 60’
    Dir. Marco Kreuzpainter
    Starring Paapa Essiedu, Tom Burke
  • Production (role): HALF BAD
    Lead writer and Executive Producer
    Company: Imaginarium / Netflix
    Project details: 8 part series based on the books by Sally Green.
  • Production (role): AMADEUS
    Company: Two Cities
    Project details: 4 x 60' Based on the play by Peter Shaffer.
  • Production (role): GIRI/HAJI
    Company: Sister Pictures / BBC / Netflix
    Project details: 8 x 60'
    Written, created and exec produced by Joe Barton, Dir Julian Farino, Starring Kelly MacDonald, Takehiro Hira, Will Sharpe
    BAFTA Nominated, Best Drama Series, 2020

    "Writer Joe Barton’s intriguing story immediately exerted its grip. This bold, bewitching and slightly bonkers eight-parter could be something truly special." - The Telegraph

    "Joe Barton’s Anglo-Japanese fusion thriller flew under the radar like a stealth bomber aiming straight at the hearts of us happy few who stumbled upon it" - The Independent
  • Production (role): HUMANS (Series 1 and 2)
    Company: Kudos / Channel 4 / AMC
    Project details: 3 x 60’ episodes
  • Production (role): OUR WORLD WAR
    Company: Hardy Pictures / BBC3
    Project details: 3 x 60’ original drama

    Winner of the RTS award for Best History

    "Terrific performances, a strong script, convincing dialogue…excellent, innovative and moving television" (The Guardian)

    "The extraordinary first episode of the dramatised documentary, Our World War, admitted at once that warfare 100 years ago was “unimaginable”… the writer Joe Barton went on to imagine it, brilliantly and innovatively." (The Times)
  • Production (role): BLACKOUT (Co-Writer)
    Company: Raw / Channel 4
    Project details: 1 x 90’ docu-drama

    Co-written with Ben Chanan
  • Production (role): CUFFS
    Company: Tiger Aspect / BBC 1
    Project details: 1 x 60’ episode
  • Production (role): BEAVER FALLS (Series 2)
    Company: Company / Channel 4
    Project details: 1 x 60’ episode
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): CLOVERFIELD SEQUEL
    Company: Bad Robot / Paramount Pictures
    Project details:
  • Production (role): ENCOUNTER
    Company: Raw / FilmFour / Amazon Studios
    Project details: Original screenplay

    Dir. Michael Pearce
    Starring Riz Ahmed, Octavia Spencer

    "A testament to the skill of screenwriter Joe Barton" - Screen International
  • Production (role): DAY AND NIGHT
    Company: Chernin Ent / Netflix
    Project details: Original screenplay
  • Production (role): HOLD THE DEVIL
    Company: Two & Two
    Project details: Original Screenplay
  • Production (role): RED
    Company: Moonriver / Vendome
    Project details: Original Screenplay
  • Production (role): THE LOST GIRL
    Company: Imaginarium Studios/Netflix
    Project details: Original Screenplay
  • Production (role): THE RITUAL
    Company: Imaginarium Studios/Netflix
    Project details: Screenplay from the book by Adam Nevill. Directed by David Bruckner. Starring Rafe Spall and Rob-James Collier.

    "HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! THE RITUAL at NETFLIX. Amazing and scary." - Guillermo del Toro
  • Production (role): IBOY
    Company: Wigwam Films/XYZ/Netflix
    Project details: Adaptation of Adam Brooks' novel

    Directed Adam Randall

    Starring Bill Milner, Maisie Williams, Miranda Richardson, Rory Kinnear
  • Production (role): MY DAYS OF MERCY
    Company: Killer Films / Great Point Media
    Project details: Original Screenplay

    Starring Ellen Page and Kate Mara

    Produced by Christine Vachon

    "Joe Barton’s astute screenplay...finds drama not just in individual characters, but in the variably grieving and/or angry cultures that grow around a hot-button political issue like the death penalty. Wisely, his script defers from stacking the deck in one direction or another, thought the sharply observed dialogue does make room for arguments on both sides.” (Variety)