10 Facts About Hal Barwood


Hal Barwood is an American screenwriter, film producer, film director, game designer, game producer, and novelist.


Hal Barwood studied art at Brown University and The Rhode Island School of Design; and later attended the University of Southern California's School of Cinema-Television, where he met and became friends with Matthew Robbins, along with other film students such as Walter Murch, Robert Dalva, George Lucas and others who came to be known by some as The Dirty Dozen, and who went on to considerable success in the film industry.


In 1965, as a student, Hal Barwood wrote, directed, and produced the short animated film, A Child's Introduction to the Cosmos, and in 1970, The Great Walled City of Xan.


The next year, 1978, Robbins and Hal Barwood wrote the adventure comedy film Corvette Summer, starring Mark Hamill.


Later, in 1984, Hal Barwood made his theatrical feature film directorial debut with the science fiction-horror film Warning Sign, starring Sam Waterston.


Hal Barwood was hired as a script writer, producer and director for LucasArts.


In 1995, Hal Barwood worked on Big Sky Trooper and directed the live-action sequences of Star Wars: Rebel Assault II: The Hidden Empire, both released that same year and receiving mixed reviews.


Hal Barwood later went to work in desktops games, Indiana Jones and His Desktop Adventures and Star Wars: Yoda Stories, released in 1996 and 1997 respectively.


Also, in 2009, Hal Barwood wrote parts of Mobster 2: Vendetta, the second installment of the Mobsters video game franchise which was released that same year.


Hal Barwood is married to his childhood sweetheart, Barbara Ward, who is a teacher and literacy program director.