Monday, 4 March 2013

"Only the freshest, finest and most contemporary talent out there today!!!"
-- Perry Rosemond, Royal Canadian Air Farce.

As a small-town girl from Salmon Arm, BC, Dani moved to Toronto in 2009 to enlighten the camera with her quirky nature and unique presence. Through doing so, Dani has developed a career by producing her own work using hidden cameras and secret identities to expose the craziest people posting the most bizarre ads on Craigslist - Starvival.


"Starvival illustrates both the 24-year-old's comedic take on life and the sleazy, dark side of the entertainment industry." 
        -- Toronto Star

NEW COMEDY REEL NOW ONLINE! 




"RECENT PROJECTS"

Cast as Emily Lewis in the Horror flick: THE SCAREHOUSE
Directed by Gavin Michael Booth.



NEW CORPORATE VIDEO SERIES: IT WEAPONS
Click this link to watch ---> Meeting with the Experts at IT WEAPONS




Another horror film playing 'damsel in distress.'
- "M is for Manure." Click link below to watch: 
Directed by Michael Schwartz



TRI CURIOUS
A NEW COMEDY WEB SERIES
IN DEVELOPMENT 
WRITTEN / PRODUCED / EDITED BY DANI BARKER 
TRI CURIOUS PITCH VIDEO <-- (click to watch)
UPDATES COMING SOON!



SHOCK ABSORBER COMMERCIAL SHOOT
WITH SHARON BELLE & KATIE RYAN




All wrapped on Beauty and the Beast! 
Episode 6: Released mid-November, 2012




Starring in the new "iHookup" Commercial  
Directed by James Di Fiore. 
In the role of "psycho girlfriend"






MODERATION TOWN- Season 2
"David Carradine's Genitals" - Episode 8





HOST FOR...
 (<---- Watch me here)



Cast as the wife in Silverhouse's new real estate video



Starring in the new "LIGHTS" music video:
"TIMING IS EVERYTHING" (Watch video below)




"DRIVE-THROUGH" -- FEATURE FILM
DIRECTED BY BEN GOLDENBERG, STARRING AS THE "FEMME FATALE"




"THE  CN TOWER  SHOOT"
WITH MIKE DOYLE, SIMU LIU & CHIN RAJ




"STARVIVAL"
Season 3 of STARVIVAL is now live on YOUTUBE!
"I wanted PORN from YOU!"
(Written, filmed, edited, produced, and starring Dani Barker)

A self-created web-series involving HIDDEN CAMERAS, SECRET IDENTITIES, and UNDERCOVER WEB WORLD DISCOVERIES.
SYNOPSIS: A vivacious Actress responds to the ODDEST ADS ON THE WEB to expose the incredulous people offering the most bizarre job-positions on Craislist. ex. "$50 to get tickled for an hour."

"LESBIANS wanted for ZOMBIE SHOOT!"




"BAD BOYS COMMERCIAL SHOOT"
Starring in the new "Bad Boys Furniture commercial"
              





"COLDBLOOD"
The TV Series formerly known as "Dual Suspects"
Guest starring as Kentuckian Aimee Lloyd- Season 4. 



"SHOT FOR SLIM COMMERCIAL SHOOT"
...Um, Hello fat suit...  Haha! (Don't tell)






"THE DIGI AWARDS"
Congratulations to Stitch Media (Moderation Town) for winning a Digi! 
And thanks Tiffany Rushton for having me present an Award at the Gala. 2 glasses of wine = confidence / minimal tripping on stage. 





"LCBO SHOOT"
A NEW PROMOTIONAL VIDEO FOR THE LCBO... with JOHN JAKOB PAUL




"USB SHOOT"
Hosting the new video for USB Direct






"HEY RAY REAL ESTATE SHOOT"
STARRING IN THE NEW REAL ESTATE VIDEO FOR "HEY RAY"





"PAYPAL COMMERCIAL SHOOT"
STARRING IN THE NEW PAYPAL COMMERCIAL





"MTV ANTI-BULLYING CAMPAIGN"
 



"ONTARIO HEALTH SHOOT"
THE NEW CHLAMYDIA AD CAMPAIGN TO BE RELEASED SOON!  
...And no, we don't actually have Chlamydia    




"OPPOSITES ATTACK" -- SHORT FILM SHOOT
DIRECTED BY RICHARD PIERRE STARRING MYSELF AND ERIC MCDONALD
WATCH THE TEASER VIDEO BELOW!






 MEET "COW"- MY NEW LIL' PIG-A-LIG 





Boys in tightie whities.... MILFS...... and more? 
Just got word that Mod Town is picked up for Season 2, sponsored by Showcase.
Click here to visit the Mod Town website: 




The last Episode of Starvival- currently airing on Rogers.
A self-created, reality-comedy web series I have been filming, editing, and starring in using... HIDDEN CAMERAS, SECRET IDENTITIES, and UNDERCOVER WEB WORLD DISCOVERIES.  
Synopsis: A vivacious Starving-Actress responds to the oddest-ads-on-the-web as a means to expose the bizarre, unknown lands of the world-wide-web.
Click here to visit the Starvival website: 



"AYAwakening" 
An adventure film following two women who embark on a quest into the Amazon jungle to seek spiritual enlightenment involving the consumption of Ayahuasca. 
To learn more about the project, click here:



Radio appearance on Humble and Fred Radio! 
Listen online by clicking here:



Just got cast in my first Zombie role in the Brand new comedy show 
"In the Key of Z".
Airing on Global Television.





Now starring in the new pilot series: "THE UNDRAWN"
Six bottom-feeding Superheroes with mediocre powers lead comically unheroic lives while grinding away in the bowels of Supercorp. 




So... considering that Starvival deals a lot with FRAUD. 
It only makes sense I join a SQUAD. 
Currently Hosting and Segment Producing for Fraud Squad TV. 
Check out the website here: fraudsquadtv.com
Meet my shooter: Mike Troy
 




On the cover of October's issue of Dandyhorse Magazine! Get yourself a copy, and while you're at, get me one? 
                                                   


Guest starring on the Jay Stoyan Show- Garage Studios, Toronto, ON





Yes, the company is actually called WTF. Still don't believe me? Okay, just click the freakin link already: www.wtfology.com




  


               
"Let's film on my boat!" Good idea Mike, until Toronto decided to storm 4 weekends in a row... shoot was postponed 10 times... the motor quit... water was freezing... pretty sure we almost died.
But somehow... it worked. 
Here's a lil' spoof video of the "DEATH BY LAZOR" SCENE...
 



'Piece of Mind' is finally released on DVD! An amazing indie-feature I acted in, in 2010. 
Produced by Landed Entertainments. 




A full article on Starvival is published in Tonight's Newspaper!  Thanks to Lauren Souch for the amazing interview!! <3





Cast as "Shoulder Pad" in the Family Channel show "Wingin' It". Yup, my name is Shoulder Pad. 







Sneak peak to my shoot with the fabulous, extrovert: David Leyes! 




Aint nothin' better than having home-town support! New, full-page article published in the Salmon Arm Observer.
Couldn't be there to see it printed (it's Salmon Arm... what the heck am I gonna do in Salmon Arm?).. but thanks Mom for sending the picture! Love you. <3



'RUSH' is back on tour! And to kick off the tour, they created a video to play on the big screen during the concerts. This is where we come in....  
Ah, zee German Yodelers az brought uz beer!
(...so much beer... so little wrists... And this is why I'll never serve).



I was asked... "Danielle, what is the scariest thing you could ever imagine doing?"
I said, "Probably.... performing Stand up in New York City."
And then I did it. 



Definitely one of my proudest moments. Full, front-page article of Starvival in the Toronto Star! 
So happy.




Behind-the-scenes while shooting EYES BEYOND- Short Film written by Daniel Reininghaus and directed by Tommy Chang.




Photo published in Canadian Living and Toronto Tourism. 




"Trash the Dress" video-shoot with Erik Martin. Video by Frederic Chui (www.fineprints.ca) and Miles Chu. Airing on Fairchild TV. 




'Death by a Thousand Cuts' -Short film directed by Alex Yap Young starring myself and Thet Win. 

Alternate Movie Poster: 'Death by a Thousand Cuts'




Cast as Nurse Monroe in the short film: 'Night Nurse' directed by: David Aronson. 





Meet my new comedy sketch troupers: MJ Cooper & Co.





"Hey Danielle, 
we've never met but wanna be a Spokesperson for our forklift company?" 
"Uh... okay!"
                    "You know anything about forklifts?"
                               "Nope."

                                                                   


Behind-the-scenes of Thano Spa- Short film directed by Peter Guzda. Role of Linda- the cooky assistant.






Zombie shoot: GO! Make up by: the wickedly-talented Kenji Sato.
                                                                                           




Performing comedy shorts with the Pickering troupers (like who honestly lives in Pickering?!): Comedy Made Short.




Promo Video for the Fallsview Hotel in Niagara Falls COMING SOON. But for now... some behind-the-scenes pics.  







              Shannon Lee and Me. Photography by Billy Archos.

Photoshoot for Road Newspaper. Photography by: Serge





Tivo Commercial Shoot, Directed by Aveek Mansur and Co-starring with Tony Babcock. 






Photoshoot with Nick Wong, Make up by Kenji Sato
 and Modeling with Lindsay Lyon. 






Lingerie shoot with Britnee Madden. Photography by John Lee.  The tamest of the photos.... 



Ohhhhhhh!!! Guess who's Guest Starring on HOWIE DO IT !?! Excited. Nervous. Excited more. OMG- I just peed a little. And by a little, I mean a lot. 




So apparently... I'm short...?






3 good lookin' boys, my favorite game, Boomer, AND a free date... Oh alright... if I'm not busy. 
Video clip from 'Who'd You Rather?'






Cast as the "Biker Babe" on Bikers IV. Directed by: Harvey Crossland (see pic below)





Screen shot from my next Episode to be released on Thursday! 
Starvival "I got cut from a Feature Film!"



Photoshoot at Harbourfront with Photographer: Rosa Wong and 3 beautiful ladies.





Behind-the-scenes pics from the Short film- 'Crazy For You'- directed by Thet Win,






Film Screening for Eyes Beyond starring myself, Robert Nolan, Evan Eisenstadt, and Kelly Murtha. Written by Daniel Reininghaus and Directed by Tommy Chang.






Photo and Painting by Phillip Jones. 





Cast in 'At the Reefers of Madness' as the Librarian. 



On set for Hedley's newest music video: 'Cha Ching'




Behind the scenes pics from Inderjit Dhadda's new single.
This is where I pretend to know how to play the violin. If only I captured behind-the-scenes footage of how bad it sounded.... 
(Watch the video below)







Radio Interview for UTB Untouchables lingerie.





Photoshoot for Fashion-whore! (Fashion-whore.com)





Behind-the-scenes of the Steelback commercial shoot directed by Richard Pierre and starring alongside Adam Bradley. 





Pilot shoot for Kleen Media: 'the Kings of Kleen.'






FQM Marketing shoot with the sexy FQM Team!






Acupuncture promo shoot. All shoots should take place on a massage bed. Just a suggestion. 





Workin' it at the TIFF after-parties all week: (Toronto's International Film Festival)





Just another side job as a Champagne Showgirl. These outfits get flown in from Vegas. They also never get washed and smell of old B.O. and onions. But it's okay.... we always blame the sweaty guys taking pictures next to us. 





Reminiscing over Jubilations Dinner Theatre. Pictures from the cast of our 9-month Dinner Theatre tour. Directed by Randy Apostle.
Winnipeg--> Edmonton --> Calgary.








Snapshot from LOVE INC. airing on SLICE TELEVISION. 
Role of Cupid- the Love Temptress.



Behind-the-scenes of BRIDE 2 BE- horror short directed by Sam Gharai. Cops showed up on the set of this one after the neighbors complained people were being stabbed in the suite next door. Woops.




Official News Reporter for Lakeport's "Sure Shot" campaign touring all across Ontario. Brampton definitely had the most drunks. Just sayin'. 




UTB Untouchable's website is finally launched and I am proud to be an official UTB lingerie model. Finally, I don't need to bullshit my resume and make myself out to be a lot taller than I am. Wait... no, I still do that. 





Performing LIVE at Wonderland for Italianfest. Basically, we just ran around stage for a cabaret performance like chickens with our heads off. Pretty sure not one of us actually knew what we were doing. "No, go back out. This is the part you get married." 
"Um... okay. Wait, what?"






Cover of the Proposal Package
                  Before.....                                     After...                       




Girls in florescent- dancing on firetrucks? Welcome to the world of Gogo Dancing. 


More Vegas Showgirl gigs! Fortunately, these outfits didn't stink as bad. 

Bikini Runway show at 140 West in Mississauga. 



Promo video for Coco Lounge with Jillian Elle.


Hi. This is me as a Blue Jay's Girl. I just stand around and hold a bat. Sometimes, I turn to the left. Sometimes I tilt my head a little. The end. 


"Hey Danielle, you free for 20 minutes to come throw Schnitzels into the air on MTV Live? I'll give you a free gift bag..."



More Promo Girl pics! 



Paid to dance... and couldn't be happier. 


Me, the Jager Girls.... and our Jager bums. That's all. 

Straight outta the Jetsons. Or something. 


We never actually know what the hell we're doing until it's 5 minutes before the gig.....

Gogo Dancing as "animals" at Guvernment Nightclub. 
Let me applause the "hero" who decided to have us dance AND be painted. Lasted 20 minutes before we already had black streaks of paint mixed with sweat running down our faces and burning away my eye balls.   



Rally girls. We held flags... and stuff. 


Do a little dance. Make a little love. Get down tonight. Dancing with ma' ladies at Maro !

2.5 years without a "real job". How do I do it? Well... I get these "secret" gigs where I get paid to go to clubs. For real. 
And you guys thought us girls were actually interested. Ha ha ha. Just kiddinggg. But not kidding at all. 





Reminiscing over past Theatre productions. Need to scavenge all my old photos.... back from when we used to use photo albums. What are those? Okay.... Where's my scanner? 


Urinetown- my all-time FAVORITE Musical!



I miss my Grant Mac Grads of '07. Love you guys! 








A great book every Actor should read. 




My first short film credit, for 'Calendar Leaves'. Directed by Martin Dudzik at Capilano University in Vancouver, BC, in 2004. 
I'll never forget how excited I was to have my very first IMDB credit. From then on, I was hooked.