38 (21-1-23)

I’m 38 y’all.

Buy a film. https://t.co/FJswDUqEtR

Also check out the new backstory section, the site is ever so slowly getting updated.

Plane review (18-1-23)

Hola cool cats and/or kittens.

Using my Odeon membership, I got to see Plane early. It’s the new Gerard Butler film, and let me tell you it’s surely a Gerard Butler film. The runtime is 1.47hrs, it moves lightning quick, you get character development on the run and they cut to the case very quickly regarding plot beats.

So naturally…

I really enjoyed it. It’s loud, dumb, and yet kinetically violent at points. We’re dealing with simple material here, simple material executed well. If you like his brand of B-Movies, go see it.

And while you’re here, check out the link below on how to purchase my films online.



2023 (1-1-23)

Hey there cool cats and/or kittens.

The New Year has started, and this year is going to be the year of a LOT of Barbatachtian Films content, Scripts, books, films, shorts, podcasts if I find time. And a whole new look for the website, more of which will come soon.

I am currently writing a Christmas film to release next Winter. The working title is Oh My God, It’s Christmas and I currently have eleven pages written. As usual I have no idea how I’ll actually make it, but I’ll figure out something. It’s got an irreverent tone so far, and in theory is a horror film.

I will also release Barbatachtian: 1985. That is in the usual state of flux, and will be saved in editing again. Some would say the last one wasn’t, yet I’d say… hah.

I will also be working on some more shorts. People like shorts.

Outside of that on a personal level, I plan to travel more. Partly for location shooting in different places, partly just to see the world again.

At any rate, remember… life is beautiful, and so are you.


Year end review (31-12-22)

Hey there cool cats and/or kittens.

2022 is almost at an end, so it seems fitting for me to do wrap up of sorts for a year which has certainly been a year, both for good and for bad.

Firstly, I know that this website needs updating. It’s in the works.

Secondly, it’s been a proper grand year royalty wise. Thanks for Indie Nation Network and New Village Video, the films are still making change. Not anything I can live on, but it’s still awesome that people watch and pay for this dreck.

Thirdly, I came close to selling a script this year. I will sell one next year. That is my resolution. I know some people will scoff, but I willed myself to make a bunch of films and I did that so I’m going to sell a script damnit.

Fourthly, there’ll be a new book on Amazon at some point. It’ll be a book about my experiences making these films. I’ll keep y’all posted.

Finally, next year will see lots of new projects. There’ll be Barbatachtian: 1985, there’ll be a Christmas film (those make good bank at Christmas time), and I’ll be aiming to make a bigger film. Not sure which one yet, but I’ll be pushing for it.

For now, enjoy the New Year

See y’all on the other side.

Oh, and buy some shit on the store. https://barbatachthianfilm.com/store/

Indie Nation Network

I have a new short available on Indie Nation Network, and to celebrate they gave me my very own section.

How cool is that!

Subscribe today. I get paid royalties when my films are watched there.


Shameless shilling (14-11-22)

Hola cool cats and/or kittens.

Did you know that if you rent Barbatachtian on Neq village Video that yours truly get royalties?

Well, you do now.


Filmmaking (6-11-22)

I’ve made 4.5 films and am working on my 5th.

It’s still surreal to type stuff like that. Up until the age of 35 I hadn’t made shit. Now I’ve made three Barbatachtian films, a short prequel, and the worlds weirdest Christmas Carol adaptation.

And I’ve earned money from them.

The market for indie films has, and is, changed so much. Between Indie Nation Network and Projektor and Cubestream and New Village Video and countless others, there’s never been a better time to make your own film.

And get paid doing so.

So while I embark further into the rabbit hole of the next Barbatachtian film, if you wish to support the madness you can, as always, buy the films on the official store.


Welsh Cinemas need Barbatachtian Returns (3-8-22)


Do you live in Wales?

Is there a cool, hip, slightly sexy arthouse cinema nearby?

Do they show weird indie films?

If so…

You go tell those sexy, sexy people that you need Barbatachtian Returns in a cinema. Like right now. Because you do. You want that horizontal horror, you want that shockingly bad continuity, you want my terrible singing voice on a big screen.

And hey, you tell them if they do pick it up they’ll get a free video introduction.

And Hell, if I can I’ll even come down and do a Q and A. And answer questions like;

What is wrong with you?

Why did you make this film?

Who let you sing?

What the fuck is a Barbatachtian?

I mean, you gotta do it, right?

Also, because it can’t be said enough, WB binning Batgirl is actually pathetic.

Various (19-10-21)

This is a housekeeping post of various entries that don’t merit their own blog per se, but work as part of a wider reaching ramble and extra curricular discourse.

Firstly, I forgot that this site had a podcast. So there’s a new episode below discussing Barbatachtian Returns. It contains some spoilers, so watch it first. Or don’t.


Secondly, the new film has had a few reviews. I’ll discuss the YouTube’s ones in a future podcast, but I’d like to focus on the one I actually give a shit about. Namely Dark Eyes of London Review

It’s a brutally honest review, but it does praise the film visually and audibly in parts. Which is fair enough. I think my films need actual actors in them who can, ya know, act… which will let me accentuate my positives in terms of visuals and sound. Most importantly, this reviewer did not like the other two films. So the vibe here being that it’s not as awful is really cool. Progress.

Thirdly, Scream in a cinema is amazing. What a film.

Fourthly, I am working on a combined cut of Barbatachtian and Barbatachtian Returns into one giant film. That’ll be a 2022 thing.

Finally, Barbatachtian’s follow up is going to be a direct sequel. The prequel will be made at some point, but one person on Twitter replied to my poll saying a direct sequel was what they wanted and by God I don’t let my fans down.

Barbatachtian (Original) available on this very site for free (24-09-21)

Good moooooooooooooooooooooorning Vietnam.

(Sorry, always wanted to do that.)

I am, of course, Ian Austin, and I am either a visual anarchist or a government stooge depending on the proclivities of the situation. I am here today to let you all know that my debut film, 2020’s most horizontally horrifying horror film, is now available free on this very website, indefinitely, indubitably, and in perpetuity, now and for… well, a while.

Now it is important to add this is not the streaming version available on https://inationnetwork.com/ (hey Antoine M. Dillard, how you doing?), rather this is the very first version of the film which launched last year and is, warts and all, the film that I wanted to make, made, and then sat around wondering if it was really all that and a bag of chips.

Well, I think it is.

And since it’s the time to promote le sequel (debuts 22.10.21, exclusively on https://inationnetwork.com/), why not go back in time then forward in time to the present. Or something. I don’t know.

Catch the film below. It’s an advised R-rating (15 in the UK), and while this isn’t an official rating it is not recommended for anyone below that age and I do not endorse it being watched by anyone under that age, pending parents discretion.

2020’s most horizontally horrifying horror film