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Ricardo Barker is a filmmaker & music composer residing in the north of England. He worked for ITV in the UK as a single camera television director before becoming a freelancer of short-commissioned documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4. He believes in the power of story through the medium of cinematic drama.


He is a Senior Lecturer in Film Production at Leeds Trinity University.


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November 2019

Re:Tension follows Thapelo on a day where he is unwittingly forced to question the judgements of his tutors and peers, and delve deeper into his own actions, choices and beliefs.

Re:Tension addresses the topic of institutional racism within British universities and attempts to provide an real insight into the micro-aggressions that often go unnoticed.

October 2020

A Comedy Short Film that attempts to make sense of these confusing times and the US Presidential Election 2020. This video is not sponsored by Donald Trump, Joe Biden or Putin.

April 2012

Sokorates is a nine part Urban, Fantasy, Thriller for the internet.


Starring: Wil Johnson & Tanya Vital,

August 2009
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