Mr. Barnaby is a TV and Film Director, Writer and Producer. Some of his most recent accomplishments include: Co-Creator, Exec-producer and Writer two forthcoming Web Series’, “The Motorcycle Diaries (TMD)” 2011 and “Remain Calm” 2010: Producer & Director for Angel, a music video for Alessia: Producer & Writer for Lincoln MKS Commercial: Producer, Writer & Director for the 2009 short film Passion (finalist in the International Ford Mustang Competition) and the Short Film Lemonade (Winner of "Audience Choice Award" - Whistler Film Fest.). In addition, Dana has worked on several music video’s for some of World’s best recording artists, of which include Nickleback, Shania Twain, Michael Buble, and U2. Mr. Barnaby has also Co-produced and Photographed the “Leo Award” nominated feature short film, “Three Rings”. The award nominations included: Best Cinematography and Best “Short” film.
Dana began his television and film career in Calgary, Alberta over 18 years ago. Graduating with both a Broadcast Communication Associate degree and a film diploma, Mr. Barnaby began writing and producing television commercials for CFCN TV’s production house, White Iron Film & Video.
In 1991, while still in school, Dana won his first Bessie Award for outstanding achievement in Commercial production while sharing a second Bessie (cinematographer) in 1996 for “Best TV Commercial Campaign” entitled “Children”, an Alberta Government Telephone television commercial.
In 1993, Dana moved to Vancouver to further his experience in Film Production, becoming a member of the International Photographer’s Guild (IATSE 669), where he gained invaluable technical and operational knowledge of the film industry. Through extensive Camera assistant work programs and fourteen years of technical contracts on feature films, television series and Commercial production, Mr. Barnaby’s knowledge base has enabled him to successfully write, direct, produce and photograph independent film and Commercial projects.
In 2007, Dana moved to Toronto to further pursue his career as a Commercial/TV Director and Screenplay Writer.
Dana has over twenty-five years of experience in and around the music industry. Formally trained in Jazz and classical music, Mr. Barnaby is an accomplished singer and songwriter. He has toured through Japan, Canada and the Western United States, in both large ensembles and a high energy seven piece original “Ska” Band. “The Fabulous Hipstones”, toured western Canada from 1989 through 1993, in support of several Campus Radio chart toppers. As an integral part of the song writing and recording success of this band, Dana arranged and composed songs, along with the set up and mixing of “live” and studio performances. In September 2010, Dana launched a new music project entitled The Dick Jones Band, in which he is the principle songwriter and performer.