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After graduating from Emerson College, Aaron Barrocas started his professional career as an Associate Producer on several early 2000’s E! series, including many “The Anna Nicole Show” specials, “Dr. 90210”, and “Infamous”. In 2005, he became a Producer on “The Soup With Joel McHale”, directing and overseeing post on weekly scripted field pieces at a breakneck pace and minimal budget. He moved on to direct field pieces and oversee all post on spinoff series “Sports Soup with Matt Iseman”.
In 2007, Aaron teamed up with Josh Brolin to edit a short comedy documentary, on spec, lampooning the Coen Brothers handling of the “No Country for Old Men” production. Thankfully, the duo appreciated the humor, and purchased the movie for release on the Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray. Aaron’s other editing projects include “L.A. Ink”, “The World Series of Poker”, ‘TMZ on TV”, “Chef’s Night Out” for VICE, and “X Games” for ABC, as well as hours of online content, several short documentaries for DC Comics, many narrative webseries, and various reality sizzle reels.
Two features that Aaron edited have won festival awards. “Take 22: Behind The Scenes of Sequestered”, a feature mockumentary, won Best Feature at Hollywood Mockfest 2010, and “Mike Case in The Big Kiss Off” a film-noir comedy, won Best Director, Best Actor, and the Grand Jury Prize at the 2013 Hollywood & Vine Film Festival.
In addition to post, Aaron has continued writing and producing throughout his career. In 2013, he produced several stories for the daily pop-culture news series “Dish Nation”, and created original branded advertising pieces for SpinMedia’s clients, including Office Depot and Sony Pictures, serving as writer, producer, director, and editor.
In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, Aaron helped produce, shoot, and edit comedian Tess Rafferty’s political rant “Aftermath: November 2016”, directed by Steve Cohen, which immediately went viral, was reversioned by Occupy Democrats, and to date has over 50 million views.
In the past two years, Aaron’s original screenplays have garnered several first place film festival prizes and finalist spots. Most recently, Aaron wrote, directed, and edited the horror-comedy short “Half-Cocked”, which was produced by Sophia Cacciola and Michael J. Epstein’s company, Launch Over. “Half-Cocked” will begin its festival run this summer.
Aaron sees himself as an enthusiastic participant in an exciting and ever-changing industry, and takes pride in each project he helps to create.