We’re in the beautiful month of May and magic is pulsing! We’ve had an eventful and inspiring past year of projects and adventures. Currently All Around Artsy owner / director Kira Bursky is scuba diving through the rabbit hole of metaphysics and magic as research for her feature screenplay. In the next couple of months she has writing-research trips lined up to VA, NYC and Columbia, South America.
Last month on April 2, 2019 at Trade and Lore Coffee in downtown Asheville, NC we held our yearly All Around Artsy screening event where we premiered three new music videos. Our current YouTube fanbase now stands at 28,000+ subscribers and 13million+ views. Over the past year we screened at festivals worldwide from Los Angeles to Berlin, Germany and won 5 Best Of awards. We produced 10+ music videos as well as “Psalm Space,” a 6 episode 22-minute series for flutist and composer Peg Luke. We did editing and motion graphics work for notable alcohol brands such as SKYY Vodka, Champagne Armand de Brignac and Bulldog Gin. We edited 6 short documentaries for Better World Ed and 6 Call-to-Action videos for SumOfUs.
We created a mobile app for filmmakers called “Critiqr” that is available on the Apple and Google Play stores. Critiqr launched in NYC at AMC Theaters Times Square during the All-American High School Film Festival and was featured on Nofilmschool.com. We have users in 10 countries and have connected filmmakers to 185+ critiques thus far. We are very happy with the results of this startup adventure, but are currently pausing on developing it out any further as we focus our energies on the production of our feature film. We thank everyone who was a part of the fantastic journey.
Read on to find out more about our past year plus some upcoming plans!
”Period.” short film - premiering online May 30th through NoBudge.com
“ReEntry” music video by musician E.W. Harris and produced by Saraz Handpans premiering online May 31st through Pride.com
”Foreshadow” - co-created with Robert Gowan online premiere date TBD (probably sometime in June)
”Free World Citizen” music video by musician Christie Lenée premiere date TBD
Untitled Dance Film set to film mid-June.
Demon Pills will be screening as a part of Tarheel Shorties Film Festival on June 8 in Wilson, NC.
All Around Artsy Owner / Director Kira Bursky will be a guest speaker at Bedford Film Festival on July 6th.
IN THE NEWS:
Review of “Period” by Kirk S. Fernwood of One Film Fan: http://onefilmfan.com/blff-2018-short-film-review-period/?fbclid=IwAR10XxD_hFypsBoskN51_w-Qrm3Ae9CJ5ZUuRXAGIUQkxzztJq_iyVd4690
Included in an article though CEO Blog Nation as #24 in “28 Entrepreneurs Share Their Tips and Tricks of Staying Motivated”. Read the article here: https://hear.ceoblognation.com/2019/02/27/entrepreneurs-share-their-tips-and-tricks-of-staying-motivated/?fbclid=IwAR0tXmHuf5QU2oBIByM39aMn7H9JtUe-SNGAEAMKIC8fGQ498z6PccJHfus
The Tribune Asheville’s Article on winning Music Video Asheville: https://theashevilletribune.com/blog/filmmaker-kira-bursky-wins-best-of-music-video-asheville-award/
Premiere for “Carolina Stomp” by Mountain Xpress: https://mountainx.com/multimedia/video-premiere-carolina-stomp-by-ryan-rnb-barber/
Premiere for “Call My Heart Back Home” through Acoustic Guitar: https://acousticguitar.com/premiere-watch-christie-lenees-new-video-for-call-my-heart-back-home/
Premiere of “She Once Was Distant” on Pride.com: https://www.pride.com/movies/2018/7/27/magical-short-film-about-queer-female-desire-will-make-your-day?fbclid=IwAR1RMMfc-43PnJnOlcA_TUsueXVN_9kCRiZOx_YS_4Pm8hz8S4H1gAc25sA
Instagram takeover of All-American High School Film Festival 2018
Featured for Female Filmmaker Friday by Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival in 2018
“Period’ - Grand Prix Award - Berlin Liberi Film Festival (Berlin, Germany, December 2018)
“Carolina Stomp” by Ryan RnB Barber - Best Music Video & Best Editing - Music Video Asheville (Asheville, NC - April 2019)
“Period“ - Best Experimental Film - Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival (PA, April 2019)
“Period” - Pocket Pistol Award - Filmplaya (LA, September 2018)
“She Was Once Distant” - Best Film, Best Cinematography and Best Directing - Asheville 48 Hour Film (Asheville, NC, July 2018)
PAST FESTIVAL SCREENINGS & PANELS:
“Period” + “She Was Once Distant” - National Film festival for talented Youth (NFFTY)
Panel member on the Works In Progress Panel at NFFTY (Seattle, WA, Nov. 2018)
“All Things Indie Filmmaking” Presentation at the American High School Film Festival in NYC (Seattle, WA, Nov. 2018)
“Call My Heart Back Home” by Christie Lenee - Cinema Sisters Film Festival (Wilmington, NC, March 2019)
“You Help Me Fall Asleep” by Ian Ridenhour - Cucalorus Film Festival (Wilmington, NC Nov. 2019)
“Foreshadow” - Films on Tap / Cat Fly Film Fest at New Belgium Brewing (Asheville, NC 2018)
“Foreshadow” - Carolina Film Community Film Freestyle Competition (Charlotte, NC 2018)
“We’re Okay” - Latest TV Shorts Out program on TV (Brighton, UK 2018)
“Closet Made of Sheets” - Raway Reel Short Film Festival (NJ, 2019)
“Closet Made of Sheets” - Sex Expo (NYC, 2018)
“Demon Pills” - CineKink: Chicago (Chicago, 2018)
“Period.” (Short Film)
“Foreshadow” (Short Film)
“She Was Once Distant” (Short Film)
“ReEntry” by E.W. Harris, Produced by Saraz Handpans (Music Video)
“Carolina Stomp” by Ryan Rnb Barber (Music Video)
“Call My Heart Back Home” by Christie Lenée (Music Video)
“Psalm Space” by Peg Cornils (Six 22-minute Episodic Series with 6 Music Videos)
“Free World Citizen” music video for Christie Lenee
“Friends With No Benefits” by Catalyst Ct (Music Video)
We are beyond excited to see how the infinite All Around Artsy adventure continues to unfold… stay tuned for our upcoming releases!
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