SuperFilms! is a full-service production company creating award-winning feature documentaries, narrative film, television and commercial/branded content.

At SuperFilms! we tirelessly pursue the most timely, authentic, and complex stories. We aim to inspire, challenge, and captivate.

SuperFilms! was founded in 2012 by Michael Barnett and is located in Los Angeles, California.

THE SUPERFILMS! TEAM

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Michael Barnett

Director / Founder

MICHAEL BARNETT

Director / Founder

Michael Barnett is an Emmy Award winning filmmaker focused on telling human stories of culture and social justice. His films have premiered at Sundance and Tribeca and have won awards at over 40 festivals around the globe. Michael has also created award winning commercials, music videos, and directed television for HBO, Nat Geo, Discovery, BBC, etc. Michael’s first full length film, “Superheroes” – a chronicle of the real-life super hero community – and winner of over a dozen film festivals, was distributed by HBO Documentary Films and was nominated for multiple Emmys. In 2013 Michael produced, “Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia,” a documentary about the last lion of American liberalism. The film premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival to rave reviews and was released theatrically by IFC and Sundance Selects. In 2015 Michael directed "Becoming Bulletproof", an intimate story of a group of filmmakers living with disability and winner of over 25 Best Doc/Grand Jury/Audience Award prizes at film festivals around the globe. “Becoming Bulletproof” premiered on Showtime. Michael then partnered with Netflix Originals for "The Mars Generation" an in-depth documentary about the politics, philosophy and technology of our space industry. “The Mars Generation” premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival as one of the opening night films and was nominated for Best Science and Technology documentary at the 2018 Emmys. Michael also travels the world extensively as a cultural diplomat with the US State Dept and the American Film Showcase. Michael is the founder of SuperFilms!, a Los Angeles based, award winning, full service production company, focused on telling extraordinary stories across all media platforms. Michael is currently in production on two new films. “Changing the Game” a film about transgender high school athletes, and “Jihad Rehab” a film about a Saudi Arabian rehab facility for reforming jihadists.

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Clare Tucker

Head of Production

Clare Tucker

Head of Production

Clare Tucker is an Emmy Award nominated documentary film producer. Her career began in television where she produced over 1,000 hours of television for NBC, Discovery, Tru TV, MTV, Adult Swim, Travel Channel, Fuse, VH1 and Bravo. In 2015 Clare turned her attention to documentary film producing with, The Mars Generation (Netflix Originals), one of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival opening night films and nominated for Best Science and Technology Documentary at the 2018 Emmys. Her follow up film, Above and Beyond: NASA’s Journey To Tomorrow (Discovery) is a documentary that takes an informative and engaging look at how NASA has not only reached out into our solar system since 1958, but has also revealed the changing state of our home planet. Clare is the Head of Production of SuperFilms!, a Los Angeles based production company focused on telling extraordinary stories across all media platforms. Currently, Clare is in production on, Changing the Game, a film about transgender high school athletes.

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Austin Francalancia

Head of Development

AUSTIN FRANCALANCIA

Head of Development

Austin Francalancia is an independent producer and a former film executive of Open Road Films, where he oversaw the acquisition and production of films such as "Chef," "Side Effects," "Nightcrawler," and Academy-Award winner, "Spotlight." Prior to Open Road Films, he worked in physical production and development on HBO’s "The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst," "Django Unchained" and "The Dark Knight Rises." He created and produced Netflix and Time Inc.’s “The Mars Generation” which premiered at Sundance and will air on Netflix May 5, 2017. He also produced the Ohio segment in The Orchard’s “11-8-16,” which covered the 2016 presidential election from the perspective of more than 40 filmmakers.

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Michael Mahaffie

Head of Post

MICHAEL MAHAFFIE

Head of Post

Michael has been working in the documentary world since 2010. He worked on the edit team of "Superheroes," "Fame High," & "Gore Vidal: United States of Amnesia." In 2015, he was an Associate Producer on "Becoming Bulletproof." Michael also helped edit "Holy Hell," which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2016. He has been a Documentary Programmer at the Slamdance Film Festival since 2014.

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Jess Berry

Office Manager

JESS BERRY

Office Manager

Jess is the office and social media manager at SuperFilms! She has an extensive background in advertising, where she worked on global and national campaigns for various Proctor & Gamble brands, Coke, Diet Coke, and Target among others.

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