With the support of a BFI Vision Award, Glasgow based production company barry crerar was set up in 2016 by producing duo Rosie Crerar and Ciara Barry.
barry crerar are developing a slate of authored stories that seek to inspire and provoke. Feature drama projects in development include CUCKOO (wr/dir Paul Wright with support of Screen Scotland and the BFI); THE FLAMING HEART (wr/dir Ruth Paxton with support of BBC Films) and GIRL (wr. Adura Onashile and dir. Chika Anadu with support of iFeatures via BFI & BBC Films).
barry crerar are in production on WISE BLOOD (wr/dir Bouli Lanners, co-director Tim Mielants), a Belgium-Scotland-France co-production between Versus Production, barry crerar, Playtime and Prime Time. With support from the Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie- Bruxelles, the Flanders Audiovisual Fund, Wallonia and Screen Scotland, in association with O’Brother Distribution and Ad Vitam.
In 2019 barry crerar produced RUN, from writer/director Scott Graham which premiered in competition at Tribeca Film Festival 2019 and has its European Premiere at BFI London Film Festival 2019. The film was made in co-production with Margaret Matheson’s bard entertainments, funded by the BFI, BBC Films and Screen Scotland, and is sold internationally by Film Constellation.
In 2019 barry crerar also produced BE STILL MY BEATING HEART, written and directed by Ruth Paxton, funded by BBC Films alongside BFI and Screen Scotland through Scottish Film Talent Network. The film is currently in festivals and had its World Premiere at BFI London Film Festival 2019.
In 2018, barry crerar co-produced feature documentary IRENE’S GHOST, director Iain Cunningham, producer Rebecca Mark-Lawson, funded by BFI, Creative England, Creative Scotland & Wellcome Trust. The film premiered at BFI London Film Festival 2018 and was nominated for the BIFA Discovery Award 2018.
In 2017 barry crerar produced two films with artist filmmaker Rachel Maclean, SPITE YOUR FACE and R U SATISFIED?, which was broadcast on Channel 4 in August 2018.
Ciara and Rosie have over 20 years combined production experience including producing award-winning short films and high end TV commercials. From 2014 – 2016, Rosie was Development & Production Executive at Creative Scotland, credits include Peter Mackie Burns & The Bureau’s DAPHNE. Prior to this Rosie was Programme Manager at BFI London Film Festival, Festival Manager at Flickerfest International Short Film Festival, Co-Director of Glasgow Short Film Festival. From 2013-2016 Ciara was a commercials producer at Mallinson Television Productions and previously, Development & Production Executive on the UK Film Council funded DigiCult’s shorts programme.