I have completed my tribute to film maker Ed Wood, with my newest movie, “PLAN TEN”. Check it out !!


The illustrator of my Yule Lads book, Danya Esposito, has had an article about her written by a prominent newspaper here in Florida, here is the link:


The Icelandic Yule Lads is now available. With text by Ken Barr, these lads are brought to life beautifully by Danya Esposito, they are soon to be a holiday classic !!     Available on Amazon and Kindle…

Sheep Cote Meat Hook Sausage Swiper


The illustrated version of “The Icelandic Yule Lads” is now available on Kindle. If you don’t own a Kindle, they have a free app so you can read on any device. Here is the description from Amazon…

The Yule Lads have been around for many years, their story unchanged. They are a major part of the holiday season in Iceland. What I have done here is to reinterpret them, through the eyes of an outsider, and to modernize them, just a little. With my original text polished by Editor Jose M. Tirado, the Yule Lads are brought to life with all new, all original illustrations by Danya Esposito. Soon to be a holiday classic…


The cover to the latest Yule Lads Book

The cover to the latest Yule Lads Book

The Sanford Herald was nice enough to do an article on me and my career, I actually made the front page! I’ll include the article here, thanks…

The Sanford Herald article

The Sanford Herald article

Sanford Herald

In the past few days two of my films, “HALLOWED GROUND” and “HOBIE THE ELF – OUT OF BONDAGE” have been entered into a number of film festivals…

The Orlando Film Festival : https://filmfreeway.com/festival/OrlandoFilmFestival

The West Florida Film Festival : https://filmfreeway.com/festival/WestFloridaInternationalFilmFestivalWFIFF

The 2050 Festival: Daytona Beach :https://filmfreeway.com/festival/2050FilmFestival

And many others, please watch for them…

Hallowed Ground Movie Poster

  Hallowed Ground Movie Poster

Hobie the Elf - Out of Bondage

Hobie the Elf – Out of Bondage

Ken Barr Films, in partnership with Chiola Productions have just completed principal photography on the film “Shadows Fall”, a movie the looks at life, death and what lies beyond. It has already been pre accepted to festivals. Here is the page, updates will be posted there as they occur.


Death from Shadows Fall the Movie

Mara Darrow from Shadows Fall the Movie


With the upcoming releases of both “Hallowed Ground” and “Hobie the Elf – Out of Bondage” I have the preview artwork for their covers:

The Hallowed Ground DVD Cover

The Hallowed Ground DVD Cover

Hobie DVD cover

Here is a Christmas present for everyone I know. Starting tomorrow, and going straight through to Christmas Eve, I am making the Kindle edition of my book, “Jólasveinarnir: The Yule Lads and Their Family” available free. Please check out this soon to be classic Icelandic Tale written by me and make it part of your holiday. Remember, free from December 20 – 24. Tell your friends and family !!

Yule Man

It’s nearly the holiday season, so get yourself ready by watching my latest, “Hobie the Elf – Out of Bondage”. One of Santas elves has escaped his slave labor camp and is now on a daily talk show telling his story. Can Santa stop him and save his reputation? You’ll have to tune in to see… Please check it out and send it to all your friends… Let’s make this a Hobie Christmas…

Santa and his special lady friend Shana

Santa and his special lady friend Shana

Shana and Hobie

Hobie Poster