About the Director
Over the past twenty years, Director/Photographer Ondrea Barbe has used her still photography and filmmaking skills to celebrate the female experience — from inspiring stories of breast cancer survivors to advertising campaigns encouraging self-love and acceptance. Ondrea skillfully and honestly captures and conveys the inner strength and genuine beauty of all women, and strives to highlight the many different expressions of female empowerment for the promotion of positive social change. She has collaborated on memorable campaigns for Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, Dove, P&G Breast Cancer awareness and the NFL, Trish McEvoy books, as well as “People Magazine”’s annual “I Lost Half My Weight” covers.
Ondrea’s vast client list includes L’Oreal, Garnier, Olay, Clinique, Pantene, Target, Aveeno, Jane Iredale, Mary Kay, P&G, Origins, Elizabeth Arden, Alcon, Acuvue, Roc, Rimmel, Clearasil, and Lenscrafters. She has created compelling movie posters for “The Real L Word” for Showtime, “The New Adventures of Old Christine,” starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Warner Bros Publicity, and “Sex in the City 2,” just to name a few. Her celebrity clients include Meryl Streep, Tina Fey, Sigourney Weaver, Mariah Carey, Amanda Seyfried, Rita Ora, Amy Adams, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristen Bell, Salma Hayek and Sally Field.
The host of the “NYWIFT” Podcast “Women Crush Wednesdays,” Ondrea has interviewed Nadia Hallgren about her documentary for Michelle Obama’s memoir “Becoming,” and Deborah Kampmeier about her film “Tape.” She also serves as a volunteer host for LetsReimagine.org. Ondrea continues to participate in candlelight vigils as part of the “Mourning into Unity” space for those who have died of COVID-19.
Ondrea believes in a world where stories matter equally to each other; because in every one of us there is a heart filled with joy, grief, and love. “Together we all shine brighter.”