Barry Battles (born c. 1977 in Anniston) is a screenwriter and film director.
Battles, the son of Charles and Judy Battles, graduated from Walter Wellborn High School in 1995. He and his wife, Charity, moved to Los Angeles, California in 2000 so he could pursue and acting career, but after a year as a background actor and personal assistant, they moved back to Alabama, settling in Chilton County.
Battles and actor Griffin Hood wrote and produced the short film "Mr. Extion" which premiered at the Southern Fried Flicks film festival in Augusta, Georgia, winning Best Short Film and Audience Choice awards. They followed up with "LumberJacque" in 2009 with Rebecca Yeager and Paul Galliano.
Their script for a feature, "Baytown Disco" was included in Franklin Leonard's "The Hollywood Black List" in 2009, and was produced by State Street Pictures and financed by Lieju Productions. Retitled "The Baytown Outlaws", the action comedy starring Billy Bob Thornton, Eva Longoria, Andre Braugher, and Clayne Crawford was filmed in Louisiana and distributed by Phase 4 Films on DVD and Blu-ray in December 2012.
Battles followed that up with two more shorts, "Night Watch" with Galliano, and "Brotherly Love" with Derek Theler and Krista Kalmus. In 2018 he was tapped by Ubisoft to write and produce a short film, "FarCry 5: Inside Eden's Gate" based on its video game.
- Beckett, Emily (June 5, 2013) "Resident co-writes, directs first feature film." The Clanton Advertiser
- Barry Battles website
- Barry Battles at IMDB.com