Living on the beach in Los Angeles, Steven doesn't walk out his front door without bumping into a celebrity. This blog follows Steven's unconventional journey of persistence and determination toward success in Hollywood. Of the 1,112 billionaires on the planet, eleven of the most philanthropic of them have contributed to Steven's film missions.
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until they are home - needs $211,000 for post production now
This steel-grey-eyed stud traded in his world record for appearing on more reality shows than anyone else... when he realized he could use his tenacious persistence and determination to change the world through filmmaking!!! Because SUCCESS has an uncanny way of slipping in through the back door disguised as FAILURE. "I reject your rejection!" Steven C. Barber, a national TV personality with a face for radio, is emerging as the expert in Hollywood crime and is stealing the spotlight where greed and nepotism intersect ... for example when he sneaked his way onto "Curb Your Enthusiasm" having his cake and eating it too, appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno three years in a row, or broke through to appear on CNN three times in a single year.
Steven Barber is an award winning, Oscar contending, documentary filmmaker from Santa Monica with a background in journalism and Film/TV production. Mr. Barber has just recently completed two feature documentaries dealing with socially conscious issues. The first film, American Paraplegic, now titled Unbeaten, was on the Oscar qualified list for documentary and also on the Oscar shortlist for Best Original Song. This inspirational film is narrated by Blues Brothers front man Dan Aykroyd. This is a story about giant triumph over overwhelming odds and culminates at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic games. Mr. Barber's second documentary, Return to Tarawa is a moving and poignant film about 89-year-old WWII Veteran Leon Cooper who was involved in the most horrific battle of the 20th century, America lost 1,113 Marines in 76 hours of brutal fighting. Steven takes Mr. Cooper back to the battle site to try to right a great wrong that has been festering for 7 decades. Ed Harris is Narrator. Return to Tarawa is airing for 4 years on the Discovery Network's Military Channel. It triggered Congress to pass legislation and a JPAC sequel is now in post production.
Mr. Barber has been in the entertainment industry for 25 years and also just completed his first novel, "Below the Waterline." This whimsical tale is loosely based on Mr. Barber's tenure as a young boy on 19 cruise ships as DJ, Port Lecturer and Cruise Director in the mid 80s and early 90s.
Mr. Barber is presently actively accepting funding and distribution for his next two films (and possibly a reality TV project called MIA HUNTERS) that will seek to bring home missing service men from WWII, with written invitation/permission from JPAC and Discovery's Military Channel. Mr. Barber is currently in post production on his next two documentaries.
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The word "thanks" is inadequate where it concerns the extraordinary public service that film maker Steven C. Barber has accomplished through his award-winning documentary series that first cast the spotlight of public scrutiny onto the disgraceful conditions of American grave sites located on the Pacific island of Tarawa, where hundreds of fallen Marines and Sailors valiantly laid down their lives during the ferocious WWII battle for that island. Were it not for "Return to Tarawa" the remains of these fallen warriors would have remained for eternity in a final resting place that would have forever disgraced their monumental contributions to the blessings of freedom that every citizen of this country enjoys. Steven Barber's films remind us all of what these brave men did for their country, and reminded their country what we owe them in return. Thanks to these films, hundreds of Anerican heroes have finally been welcomed home in a manner befitting their service to America. Home to a final resting place befitting the extraordinary sacrifices that each of them made for you and I. "Semper Fidelis" means ALWAYS Faithful. Thanks to Steven, that promise of eternal fidelity has been fulfilled by America.
Semper Fi, David K. Winnett, Jr., Captain, USMC (Ret.)
"It is clear that you embrace life with a dedication that inspires and uplifts many people. Know that God will guide you to accomplish your goals and dreams in this incredible journey of life." ~Robert & Donna Schuller of Crystal Cathedral
"I would of course be more than happy to participate in any benefit organized by a charity for disabled vets, or the disabled in general, because my mother is an amputee (and for general humanitarian reasons.) ... I admire anyone who has the chutzpa to promote themselves... I wish you well with your film." best wishes, ~Jim Cameron March 2010
Thanks for the YouTube link. It looks as if you have a powerful film in the works. I applaud your tenacity in making sure our brave marines find their way home, and I congratulate you on the success of those efforts.
Programming and Development - History
A&E Television Networks
Larry King's Father
Congratulations on all that you have done and all that you are accomplishing on behalf of the valiant service men and women who fought so bravely to protect this great country of ours!
You got heart and hustle...
Give em hell.
Steven- thank you . Your a patriot of the first order , and your work is inspiring , and touches my soul . God Bless our people in the service . from ,
I don't know a harder working man in show business than Steven C Barber!!!!! Go get 'em tiger!!!!
"Howard and I certainly respect your commited passion and support for such an important and worthy cause. We wish you luck as you venture forward." Regards, ~Sheri Schultz
"I really liked... I appreciate people of passion."
Dec 19, 2009
Steven... the movie looks incredible... and inspirational. May it all come together beautifully. Best ~Roma Downey-Burnett
I wanted to let you know that Fox is going to make a donation directly to Walter Reed.
Best of luck,
Producer of Avatar
"Steven, what you're doing is truly amazing." ~Michael Madsen April 2008
"The most persistent man in television." ~ Good Morning America, July 2007
"You got heart and hustle... I'm still in NY. Give em hell. Be lucky."
"Steven the work you do is indeed commendable. CNN seems the docu place to go... are obviously impressed with you - and with good reason. With Best Wishes." ~Sheila Nevins - HBO, June 2010
"You have a great project underway." ~CEO Federal Express Nov 2008
Dear Mr. Barber,
Thank you again for inviting the First Lady to visit the new solar powered blinking stop sign in Santa Monica. We will leave the invitation open so that we can possibly arrange a visit in the future. The First Lady sends her best wishes and hopes that you continue to work with those close to you to strengthen your community and our country. Thank you again for your interest and understanding. Please keep us in mind for future events.
The Scheduling Department of First Lady Michelle Obama
"We love your enthusiasm and think you're great." ~ Harpo Productions, Feb 2008
"Your nerve is truly beyond anyone I've ever encountered. I think it's great..." ~ Michael Bay, March 2008
"Steven C. Barber is the most relentless human being we've ever encountered." ~The Miami Herald, Jan 2008
"I can't wait to see this on the big screen!" ~Merv Griffin
Steven, Just watched your film Return to Tarawa. You did a fantastic job. It's a first class production. The story is extremely compelling. Ron Meyer - Universal Studios - March 2009
"Steven Barber's novel Below the Waterline was passed through our development department and was given high grades and five stars." ~ CEO of Universal Ron Meyer
"Your involvement with this subject has passion for all time. Keep up the good work." ~ Creator of NYPD Blue Steven Bochco
I know your film Return To Tarawa. I know folks at JPAC in Hawaii and remember forwarding an e mail to them
about the unspeakable shame that we have so many left on that Island who were buried under parking lots and garbage dumps.
I assume you are aware of my work on behalf of our veterans, wounded, active duties, Goldstar families and many other efforts I am involved in with regards to those who serve our country. I admire your work and mission and would love to talk to you about your film.
I head over to Kanehoe Bay and Schofield Barracks tonight to begin my band year with two shows for the USO. I usually begin my band year in Hawaii and last year had the privilege of visiting JPAC. I was looking forward to dropping in there again.
My best to you for a job well done on both these films.
I am at Walter reed, Bethesda and many VA hospitals
throughout the year and I know that it must have been a very good thing for our wounded seeing your film.
All the best,
"I do think you're stuff is interesting and I love your tenacity. It needs to be bottled and sold. There's no doubt you'll get 'a break' as you say. I wish you the luck I know you don't really need." ~Director/Producer Mike Binder
"Steven, I admire you, your force-of-nature energy and good work, and I think everybody does, and knows you're obviously not in it for your own gain, unlike everybody else in Hollywood. Chutzpah in a good cause is great, and I think that's why so many stars are won over. An impressive number. Your hat made me think of Sherlock Holmes' deerstalker hat, and something about a film noir gumshoe stalking the streets of LA. You go, guy. And maybe I'm wrong and you'll beat Cher. She'd probably love it. Well, no she wouldn't, but you know what I mean."
~ The Hollywood Reporter
"In his unconventional Steven Spielberg-ish back-door approach to Hollywood, he pops onto the scene and even scares himself with his instant success." ~Tamara Henry, MA
"Yes, Steven, there are probably a lot more dead Marines left buried on Tarawa than 500."
~ Robert Redford
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