• “Ian Barnes’ ‘Wish 143’ is the standout among the five live-action Oscar nominees… Unexpectedly funny and effortlessly touching.”

    Los Angeles Times
  • “Ian Barnes directs the film WISH 143 with the perfect blend of dark humor, rich humanity and vulnerability.”

  • “Barnes defies every bad-taste trapping such a story might suggest to deliver a warm, witty and wonderfully lived-in portrait… Expect everyone involved to parlay this treasure into feature-length industry work.”

    Peter Debruge, Variety