Bio Born in Brazil, Barbara spent her teenage years in the U.K, and moved to America at 18 to attend film school at Florida State University. Her writing reflects her multicultural worldview and deals with themes of identity and disconnection, often with a dash of social satire. Barbara is particularly interested in how technology shapes identity, as seen in her pilot “Username.” She’s currently developing more projects that combine the intersectionality of cultural identity, millennial struggles, and technology.
Loglines AMERICAN YOU(TV Comedy): A punkish Brazilian teenager moves to a conservative Florida town to attend college, but soon after her arrival she’s confronted with a mischievous doppelgänger who is set on ruining her life: the American version of herself.
USERNAME (TV Drama): A hacker joins an A.I. talent agency where she impersonates a CGI Instagram star. However, months after leaving the job, she finds her livelihood threatened when the CGI persona somehow reappears and begins to commit crimes on their own and blame her for them.
PASSING THROUGH(TV Drama): A Brazilian grief counselor joins an L.A-based disaster management company where she attempts to restore hope to tragedy survivors despite struggling with her own grief.
Accolades 2019 - UCLA Screenwriters Showcase Winner - Username 2018 - UCLA Screenwriters Showcase Honorable Mention - Passing Through 2019 - William J. and Lee Philip Bell/ The Young and the Restless Fellowship in Television 2018 - Reel Spirit: Dini Ostrov Award in Screenwriting 2018 - Evelyn Tappin Memorial Award 2018 - UCLA Kurnitz Award winner - Passing Through