Barcid was founded in 1996 as a feature film production company in New York, NY. Barcid oversaw the production of the first narrative feature film directed by a Native American. The movie, Tushka, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, won Best Feature Film at the Arizona International Film Festival, screened at several film festivals throughout North America and Europe and was licensed to DirecTV.
Barcid continued with the Choctaw Original Enrollees documentary. Working with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Barcid produced a documentary film about the first Choctaw settlers of Oklahoma following the Trail of Tears.
In 1999, Barcid founded a new home in Los Angeles, CA and made an outstanding record with a large and diverse clientele including many of the nations most well known organizations such as Rock The Vote and broadcasters such as MTV Networks and Univision. Barcid specialized in assisting the Native American community. Barcid produced work for the Sundance Institute’s Native American program, First Americans In The Arts, American Indian Film Institute, and many of our tribes and nations across the country. Barcid also produced music videos for independent musicians.
From 2004-2014, Barcid partnered with the Ramona Band of Cahuilla and produced several documentaries about their history, formation and tribal projects. These documentaries also feature extensive animation and an in-depth look into the mountain Cahuilla tribe of Native Americans from Southern California.
From 2003-2010, Barcid developed and produced a stop-motion animation television series entitled Crazy Ind’n. This is a groundbreaking series that portrays a Native American hero in an alternate reality where Native Americans have reclaimed North America. It was a festival sensation that aired on American and Canadian cable outlets.
In 2013 and 2014, Barcid produced five short films from Native American filmmakers. This was a new effort to create original content for a larger initiative with Comcast. The five films were from seasoned Native American filmmakers who have a history of successful production. Some of the projects were made into on line digital series exclusively for Barcid’s distribution initiative. WAVE, starring Noah Watts (Assassins Crees III), is short film turned series. It’s a dark comedy about a burnt out production sound man who is looking to fix his life. Jew In Choctaw Country is another production turned series that tells the story of a young doctor with sociopathic tendencies. He looks to his parents’ past for answers and discovers a history of violence, cover up and murder.
In 2015, Barcid created Skinsplex.com. This is a streaming site of Native American movies, documentaries, animation and series. This was formed to give Native American filmmakers an opportunity to distribute their films on an accessible and professional platform that would further encourage their production opportunities. Boasting over 150 titles of Native American content Skinsplex stands as a the number one provider of Native American content.
In 2016, Barcid developed numerous projects for full production in 2017. Projects include the second seasons of Crazy Ind’n, Wave and Jew In Choctaw Country as well as new series that include Native Weekly, Piss Jumpers and the feature film Fungus.