Bennett Barbakow is a Director, Composer, and Visual Artist in Los Angeles, CA. Co-Founder and Partner of Huma-Huma (a bicoastal music house in LA/NYC) and Test Pattern (an LA based production company), Bennett works on projects of all sizes and shapes: commercials, music videos, film, comedy series, documentaries and installations of music and sound. Clients include Google, Nike, Microsoft, Starbucks, Showtime, IFC, Sony Pictures Television, Fox Sports Network, NFL, NBA, Trident, Mercedes-Benz, Vanity Fair, Lincoln Motor Company, KIA and Pepsi. Bennett graduated in 2004 from Brown University with Honors and received the Roberta Joslin Award for Excellence in Visual Art. He has received numerous film festival awards and honors, and most recently the prestigious Art Directors Club “Young Guns Award.” His recent short film, Byron’s Theme, is currently touring film festivals internationally.
Mommy, I’m a Bastard!: The Movie: A mix-tape of home movies, broadcast news, and heart-spoken letters, Mommy, I’m a Bastard!, is one filmmaker’s portrait of the three diverse families linked by his adoption. But what begins as a joyous tribute to kinship soon evolves into something different with the emergence of a lingering feud between his biological families. Adopted shortly after his birth, Max Barbakow’s adoption always accented the family dialogue. 21 years later, Max urges his families to elaborate more explicitly on a story he can’t remember not knowing, rolling camera to reconcile varying truths, close open wounds, and above all try to understand the complexity, humor, and absurdity of life along the way.
October 10: Miramar Cultural Center Artspark, Miramar, FL
October 11: The Palace Theater, Gallatin, TN
October 13: Clifton Center, Louisville, KY
October 15: Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA
October 17: Wallace State Community College, Hanceville, AL
October 20: Winder Cultural Arts Center, Winder, GA