Howard Barish is an Oscar-nominated and Emmy Award-winning producer and director based in Los Angeles. Originally from Toronto, Canada, Barish gained extensive production experience in the thriving Canadian film and television industry as a First Assistant Director on feature films, television mini-series, made-for-television movies, pilots, and nearly 100 episodes of various network television series. After relocating to Los Angeles in the early 90s, he launched Kandoo Films in 1992, a production company that specializes in creating independent feature films, documentaries, and promotional and digital content for television and film. As founder and president of Kandoo Films, Barish produces thousands of hours of short-form content, network image and branding campaigns, promos, sizzle reels, and long-form programming for clients such as CBS, The CW, FOX, HGTV, Lifetime, E! Entertainment, and Warner Bros., to name a few.
With a focus on developing emerging filmmakers, Barish is currently producing and financing a new film slate as part of his newly established fund for low-budget features. The first three films – LITTLE STAR, SKIN IN THE GAME and HOSPITALITY – are currently in post-production.