Gregory Barnes is a queer filmmaker and artist based in Los Angeles. Raised a faithful Mormon in Oak Park IL, his films have been greatly influenced by the comedic absurdity of exiting that strange jello-obsessed-desert-religion. His most recent short, The Touch of the Master’s Hand won the short film award for Best US Fiction at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Prior, his work has been featured in NPR, Playboy, Pitchfork, and Z Ranch gallery in Marfa, TX. While no longer Mormon, Barnes served a mission in Argentina and graduated with a BA in media studies from Brigham Young University. He recently graduated with an MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
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