Press release from All Around Artsy Productions:
In response to her growing online fanbase, Asheville-filmmaker Kira Bursky of All Around Artsy Productions has launched a Patreon page. Patreon is the future for artists. Fans can directly support the artists they love by making a monthly pledge which gains them access to exclusive rewards and experiences. Becoming a member of Kira’s Patreon will directly contribute to the production of more collaborative, Carolina-made films and support Asheville’s community of talented artists.
This past year, Bursky passed 6 million views and 15,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel. Bursky’s recently completed film “She Once Was Distant” won the 2018 Asheville 48 Hour Film Project earlier this month and will represent Asheville internationally at Filmapalooza in Orlando, Florida in March 2019. Her music video “Dancing Children” for local musician Ian Ridenhour tied for Best Music Video at Music Video Asheville 2017 and won Best Kids and Family Film at FilmSPARK 2017 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her co-directed film “Fake Emma” won Best Film at the 100 Words Film Festival 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her film “To and From” won Best NC Short at the North Carolina Family Film Festival 2017. Bursky who loves collaborating with local artists said, “I adore making films in Asheville because of the love and passion I feel from this artistic community. I believe in this city and I am so excited to bring our local artistic perspectives to world-wide audiences!”
To join Bursky, All Around Artsy, and Asheville-area artists on this journey, check out the All Around Artsy Patreon page for more information at: https://www.patreon.com/allaroundartsy
All Around Artsy was founded in 2009 by Kira Bursky. She has produced approximately 50 short films that have screened and won awards at festivals around the world from New York City to the Ukraine. In 2016, Kira was featured in “Seventeen Magazine” as the April issue’s Power Girl and received the Emerging Artist to Watch grant from Le Couvent to participate at their artist residency program 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 recognized as a National YoungArts finalist in 2014. That same year, she was named as a finalist at the White House Student Film Festival and had the honor of screening her work there.