Biography

Glenn is an award-winning television television exective producer / series  producer / showrunner / director.

Glenn has worked in television for over 20 years. In that time he has made shows for many of the world’s major broadcasters, including the BBC, Discovery Networks, National Geographic, PBS, MTV, Sky and Channel 4 (UK).

He recently  series produced the $30 million National Geographic series One Strange Rock, executive produced by Darren Aronofsky and presented by Will Smith.

Glenn has produced and directed an eclectic output in the factual arena from Specialist Factual series like The Brain with David Eagleman , to prime time Factual Entertainment shows like Masterchef. But whatever the output, his motive has been to tell stories in the most interesting, entertaining, and visually exciting way possible.

Glenn started his career at MTV and worked his way up from News Writer to Senior Creative.

He then left to direct documentaries for the terrestrial channels – these included Hellraisers, a Sat night 90′ special for Channel 4 on bad boys, Keith Moon, Oliver Reed and Hurricane Higgins. He directed the first TV documentary that followed model Katie Price (aka Jordan) and also series produced the music show Acetate for BBC2.

In 2000 he set up his own independent production company Vashca which he ran successfully for 8 years.
Credits included:
the endurance entertainment format Touch The Truck, the history series I Predict A Riot, a documentary on avante-garde musician Harry Partchthe spoof rock doc series Towers of London,  the documentary The Real Dirk Diggler , the hard hitting current affairs series Crime Invasion with Rageh Omaar, and the BAFTA nominated Holiday In My Bedroom.

To open up himself to greater opportunities, he returned to the freelance world. He series produced Britain and Ireland From The Sky in 3D, and in 2014 he series produced the mega-doc series The 90s  narrated by Rob Lowe.

Glenn writes the commentary for most of his documentaries and has had his words read by the likes of Will Smith, Stanley Tucci, Michael Sheen, Rob Lowe, and Jenny Seagrove.

He is also a print journalist and has written for publications as diverse as The Times, Mixmag and Tesco magazine.

He directed the Film Council Short Clown, about a small time gangster who puts on a children’s party.

In March 2014 his debut novel My Little Soldiers was released by Piranha Press.

Contact: glenn@glennbarden.net