Barry Levy has had his film making style compared to David Fincher's, his dialogue to Tarantino's, and his animation style is described as the love child of Warner Brothers and UPA, with a few bloody drops of his fellow countryman Todd McFarlane.
Levy burst onto the independent film scene in 2003 with his controversial debut feature, 'Spook', as producer, writer, director, and lead actor. It brought home 8 festival awards including 2 grand jury prizes, was the first Canadian feature ever accepted to the prestigious Shanghai International Film Festival, and is finally available to the public.
His short films ‘Check Brights’ and ‘Division Denim’ were also very well received on the festival circuit each taking home numerous awards, and his comedy web series – ‘The Ex-Convict’s Guide to Surviving House Arrest, (in 5 easy steps)’ is rocking it on YouTube.
Levy’s production company, Mighty Pharaoh Films, has a number of Barry's original scripts in development including his very smart creature feature, ‘Specious’, the a family friendly animated TV series ‘The Hollywood Adventures of Freedom the Polar Bear’, and the just released animated web series ‘Girl and Boy’ available on Blip, Daily Motion, and YouTube.
Mr. Levy is also a seasoned Film and TV actor of over 20 years, and was recently seen in 'Mad Men', 'Perception', and recurs on 'Scandal' & Robert Rodriguez's 'Matador'. He was also beaten up by Scott Caan in CBS’s 'Hawaii Five-0'. He played Captain Jason Dahl in A&E’s Emmy Award winning 'Flight 93', sold insurance in 'Scary Movie 4', and has also laughed it up on 'Psych' and Comedy Central's 'The Ben Show', and was a go-to recurring character for Chris Carter on both 'The X-Files' and 'Millennium'.
When he’s not too busy, Barry likes to make his wife, Helenna Santos-Levy, laugh by attempting to make bread in their home in Los Angeles. So far, no casualties.