“A beautiful synthesis of borrowed nostalgia.”

– F3 Film Magazine


In a dystopian near-future, a young man searches for precious memories of a lost time.

Director Profile

Ben Barnes

Director Bio :

Hailing from Pittsburgh, PA, Ben Barnes has enjoyed a wide variety of celebrated work in Los Angeles. He’s written, directed and developed scripted work for Steve Carell’s production company, Carousel Television, Bento Box (Bob’s Burgers) and P10 (Schitt’s Creek). His short films, including the popular Fish In A Sweater series, have screened at The Hammer Museum LA, the New York Television Festival, Just For Laughs Montreal and Chicago, and multiple years at South by Southwest, to name a few.

Ben also co-produced and edited the award winning feature documentary Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America (PBS’s Independent Lens) and the forthcoming This Is Not Normal featuring Dan Rather, Lawrence O’Donnell, Anne Applebaum, and David Frum.

He currently lives in San Francisco with his partner Nicole and daughter Vivian.

Director Statement :

This narrative music video for glam folk musician Auditorium is the third in a series of short narratives I’ve directed set to his indelible songs. Sunday is a hopeful song, uplifting and deeply personal. I chose to create a video about loss, both societal and personal, that contrasted with the music and gave it a bygone, haunting quality. The video was shot in and around Placerville, California, and the home movies are a combination of friends’ VHS home movies and my own personal 8mm films from a childhood long gone by.