A graduate of the Film School at SUNY Purchase in New York, Farr has been involved in film production for over 30 years, from storyboard artist to gaffer to editor to writer and director on commercials, music videos, and features. Somewhere in all that he formed a band and released 3 albums.
His latest feature film A MARINE STORY, about the military’s Don’t Ask Don’t Tell law, premiered in June 2010 and won 20 film festival awards. David Weigand of the San Francisco Chronicle writes: “This film does not go where you might think it will go because it’s so credibly written, acted and directed. “Don’t ask, don’t tell”? How about “don’t miss this film.”
Farr’s previous feature film THE GYMNAST has won 28 awards to date including 16 for best picture. Leonard Maltin calls the film “Fresh and vibrant”, while Variety declares “THE GYMNAST delivers emotional intensity in tastefully spectacular wrappings.”
Since 2002 Ned has also been the Creative Director for P90X, which for a long time was the #1 fitness product in America. Aside from creating the brand identity, marketing, and music, his half hour informercials have consistently outperformed all others in the field, earning him a Telly award in 2009, and a Moxie award in 2010. His infomercial for P90X3, won the Moxie award for best infomercial in 2015, and he has just recently finished directing Beachbody's newest hit fitness program, SHIFT SHOP.
Ned’s screenplay COASTLINE finished in the top ten of Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zoetrope Screenwriting Contest 2014.
His teleplay TIN KICKERS won the ISA Fellowship in the Spring of 2018.
Ned's latest feature length screenplay, THE AERIALIST, went into production in August of 2018 and is slated for a 2019 release.