Who are We?
All Around Artsy was founded in 2009 by Kira Bursky, a vagabonding storyteller with an insatiable hunger for magic. Kira Bursky is an award-winning young female filmmaker from Asheville, NC. Through All Around Artsy she has produced approximately 50 films that have been screened at festivals around the world from Los Angeles Film Festival to Guam International Film Festival. In 2016 she was featured in Seventeen Magazine as the April issue’s Power Girl and received the Emerging Artist to Watch grant through Le Couvent artist residency in France. In 2015 Kira was selected as the Best Emerging Female Filmmaker at the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) as well as being recognized as a National YoungArts finalist in 2014. Also that year she was a finalist in the White House Student Film Festival and had the honor of screening her work in the White House. In 2015-2016 Kira directed two short films for Polish-fashion eyewear company Massada Eyewear. She has served as a guest speaker and juror for film festivals across the U.S. In 2018 Out Magazine, a leading LGBT media outlet, premiered her short film "Closet Made of Sheets." She is currently developing her first feature film as well as enjoying the success of her growing fanbase on Youtube of over 20,000 subscribers and 9 million+ views. Her short film "Close to the Window," also recently passed a million views on Miaopai, a Chinese video platform.
What do we do?
All Around Artsy is an award-winning video production company specializing in short narratives, documentaries, commercials and music videos from pre-production through post-production. 50+ productions, hundreds of screenings worldwide, 20,000+ subscribers and 9 million+ views on Youtube. Clients have included Massada Eyewear (Poland), Champagne Armand de Brignac (NYC), Better World Ed (San Francisco, CA) and SumOfUs (NYC).
Here is a reel showcasing clips from many of our narrative and music video productions:
"Period." - 2018
"Fake Emma" (co-dir.: Robert Gowan) - 2017
"Demon Pills" - 2017
"Closet Made of Sheets" - 2017
"Close to the Window" - 2016
"To and From" - 2016
"Wild Flowers" - 2016
"Dark Circus" - 2016
"Really Looking" - 2016
"Footplant" (co-dir.: Wayne Culpepper) - 2016
"Hattie" - 2015
"Tree Hugger" - 2015
"Togetherness" (co-dir.: Abbey Sacks) - 2015
"Adulthood" (co-dir.: Abbey Sacks) - 2015
"Demons in Disguise" - 2014
"We're Okay" - 2014
"Hello From Malaysia" - 2014
"Girly" - 2013
"You Help Me Fall Asleep" by Ian Ridenhour - 2017
"AVL Funk" by Ryan RnB Barber - 2017
"We Are The People" by VIA - 2017
"Baby I Want You" by Typhoid Rosie - 2016
"Dancing Children" by Ian Ridenhour - 2016
"Monsters" by Ian Ridenhour - 2016
"Warm Rush" by Miss Whimsy - 2014
Recent Award Highlights
Audience Choice Award / Planet Why
APRIL 2018, BEIJING, CHINA
1.4 million+ views with film “Close to the Window” in 2 weeks on various Chinese video platforms.
Best Music Video / Music Video Asheville
APRIL 2017, ASHEVILLE, NC
Best Scripted Film / 100 Words Film Festival
NOVEMBER 2017, CHARLOTTE, NC
Best College Doc / AAHSFF
OCTOBER 2017, NEW YORK, NY
Power Girl / Seventeen Magazine
APRIL 2016, NEW YORK, NY
Worldwide print of feature article. Digital copy available upon request.
Emerging Artist to Watch Grant / Le Couvent
SEPTEMBER 2016, FRANCE
Best Emerging Female Filmmaker / NFFTY
APRIL 2015, SEATTLE, WA
From hundreds of screenings worldwide.
Cucalorus Film Festival
NOVEMBER 2014-2017, WILMINGTON, NC
Qabila Film Festival
OCTOBER 2015, CAIRO, EGYPT
Los Angeles Film Festival
JUNE 2015, LOS ANGELES, CA
Cannes Short Film Corner
MAY 2015, CANNES, FRANCE
Guam International Film Festival
SEPTEMBER 2014, HAGATNA, GUAM
White House Student Film Festival
FEBRUARY 2014, WASHINGTON D.C.