Production company barry crerar was set up in 2016 by producing duo Rosie Crerar and Ciara Barry, with the support of a BFI Vision award. Based in Glasgow, the company was founded with a commitment to produce underseen stories that inspire and provoke, prioritising female and under-represented voices both in front and behind the camera.
barry crerar has a strong track record of identifying and nurturing new and emerging filmmakers, and is currently developing a slate of authored stories in both drama and documentary.
Recent productions include GIRL (Adura Onashile/ BFI/ BBC Film/ Creative Scotland); RUN (Scott Graham/ BFI/ BBC Film/ Creative Scotland) and EXPENSIVE SHIT (Adura Onashile/ BBC Film/ Scottish Film Talent Network). In 2020 Ciara and Rosie were longlisted for BIFA Breakthrough Producer, for their work on RUN.
Together Rosie and Ciara have over 25 years production experience including producing feature length dramas, award-winning short films and high end TV commercials. From 2014 – 2016, Rosie was Development & Production Executive at Creative Scotland. 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 commercials producer at Mallinson Television Productions and previously, project manager of ENGAGE, the MEDIA funded inter-film school exchange programme run by Screen Academy Scotland and Development & Production Executive at DigiCult, the new talent development initiative funded by UK Film Council 2009-2012.
Photo credit: Brian Sweeney, 2020