Dave Barclay Studio to develop his latest film productions, and has two feature films currently in development, a CG fantasy based upon one of his parents' original puppet plays, and a science fantasy based on a series of novels.
Dave wrote and
directed this non animatronic production, "Diabolical Properties" - an independent film shot entirely on location in London.
Starring Peter Hurst, John Wheatley, and Phil Eason.
a prop store known as Diabolical Properties, resides a macabre and
gruesome collection of props. There are severed hands, animal skulls,
and horrific corpses, all for hire in television and film productions.
Cast Gary - John Wheatley John - Phil Eason The Owner - Peter Hurst
Bartender - Colin Purves
Crew Director of Photography - James Aspinall Music - Pete Gosling 1st Assistant Director - Simon Downes 2nd Assistant Director - Alex Oakley Sound Mixer - Simon Ingarfield Boom Operator - Delta Ogin Focus Puller - Steve Marles Art Department - David Baker Geoff Felix Electrician - Nayla el-Solh Lighting supplied by Electric Sun Skeleton supplied by Animated Extras Ventriloquial figures/puppets supplied by Geoff Felix Weird props supplied by Grant Mason Special thanks to everyone at The Little Angel Theatre, Islington, London.
Dave and fellow
puppet designer/puppeteer Mike Quinn formed Ultimate Animates Productions Ltd.,
in the UK, to focus on their own intellectual properties
The Great Bong!
Through UAP, Dave
originated a children's TV series. Dave wrote outlines, designed and built the animatronics, produced all 26 episodes with Mike
Quinn, he even was floor
manager at one point. He sought out and booked the UK voice talent - Spike
Milligan, Michael Bentine, Barbara Windsor and Stanley Unwin. The series was directed by Mike Quinn and Leslie Pitt. The scripts were written by Karen Prell.The series ran successfully on ITV and Channel 4 in the UK.
The Vivi Encounter
UAP was commissioned for a
high definition video. Directed by Mike Quinn, it was produced by Dave and
was recorded on Sony's Hi Definition Digital system in Montreux Switzerland
Dave's teenage films...
Dave has always been passionate about film. He bought his first 8mm cine camera at age 13 and made countless short
films throughout his teens including; "The Door", "The Million Dollar Man versus the
Dalek with the Golden Gun", "The Skull", and "Cornelius and Zira" (the last films based
on the popular movie series - Planet of the Apes.)
Dave built the full sized Dalek,
created the animations, made and applied all the make-ups and wrote and
directed the films. This was from age 13 to 17.
Getting an early break to
work on Star Wars in 1979 enabled Dave to fulfill his dream of working in the
movie industry. He worked with directors George Lucas, Robert Zemeckis, Terry
Gilliam, Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Brian Levant, and was at the cutting edge of the
evolving new technique of animatronics.