Cordell Barker is a Canadian animator based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He began animating in his late teens after taking on an apprenticeship at Kenn Perkins Animation. A two-time Academy Award nominee, Barker is an animation filmmaker with the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). His best known NFB short is The Cat Came Back (1988) and Strange Invaders (2002), both of which received Oscar nominations. Barker’s fourth film with the NFB is If I Was God…, a 3D film about a 12-year-old boy speculating on what he would do if he was God.