ABOUT US : THE BARBER BROTHERS
1836 Pictures was founded by Texan twin brothers, Matthew Barber and Nathaniel Barber. The company began under the name Barber Motion Pictures with a film titled The Lawmen ( 2011). The Barber Brothers shot the film over the course of four years during high school. Afterwards, to pursue their dream of filmmaking they studied film at Colorado Film School and the University of North Texas. They graduated with high honors and have since made numerous films which have been Official Selections in festivals such as Sitges Film Festival, Cinepocalypse Genre Film Festival, Popcorn Frights Film Festival, Horrible Imaginings, Panic Fest, STUFF MX Film Festival,
UNT Media Arts Festival, South Dakota Film Festival, Red Ditch Halloween Film Festival, and Northeast Wisconsin Horror Film Festival.
Matthew is a writer and director known for Go Back (2019), Windigo Origins (2014), and Windigo Revolution (2015). He received an Associate degree in Screenwriting and Directing at the Colorado Film School and received his Bachelorʼs degree in film at the University of North Texas.
Matthew's passion is to tell character driven stories. He also has a keen eye for visual aesthetics. When he reads a script, he envisions each of the shots and has an idea of the visual look of the film. Matthew's process is to then storyboard every shot in the film and to sketch out the lighting setups.
His most recent short Go Back (2019) was an Official Selection for the 2019 Cinepocalypse Genre Film Festival and had its premiere on June 17, 2019 at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, Il . Go Back also won the Audience Award Runner-Up for Best Short Film st Popcorn Frights and won Best International Short Film at STUFF MX Film Festival. Go Back went on to screen as an Official Selection in the 2019 Brigadoon Section at Sitges Film Festival in Spain!
Nathaniel is a writer and director from Arlington, Texas. He received an Associate degree in Screenwriting and Directing at the Colorado Film School and received his Bachelorʼs degree in film at the University of North Texas. Nathaniel also graduated Summa Cum Laude at UNT.
He is known for his work on horror shorts, Go Back (2019), Windigo Origins (2014), and Windigo Revolution (2015). Go Back is currently going through the film festival circuit and premiered at Cinepocalypse Genre Film Festival in 2019. The short went on to become an official selection at the prestigious Sitges Film Festival and won the Runner-Up Audience Award at Popcorn Frights. Go Back also won Best International Short Film at STUFF MX Film Festival.
Nathaniel currently resides in Arlington, Texas.