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 – 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 including feature drama projects GIRL (Adura Onashile with iFeatures and BBC Films),THE FLAMING HEART (Ruth Paxton with BBC Films), and CUCKOO (Paul Wright with Screen Scotland and the BFI). Recent productions include RUN (Scott Graham/ BFI/ BBC Films/ Creative Scotland) and EXPENSIVE SHIT (Adura Onashile/ BBC Films/ Scottish Film Talent Network) which premiered at the BFI London Film Festival 2020. In 2020 Ciara and Rosie were longlisted for BIFA Breakthrough Producer, for their work on RUN.
Rosie and Ciara have over 20 years 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 commercials producer at Mallinson Television Productions and previously, Development & Production Executive at DigiCult, the new talent development initiative funded by UK Film Council 2009-2012.
Photo credit: Brian Sweeney, 2020