17:21 BLOCK 8 LOSS
Experimental / Fantasy / Sci-Fi / Cult (USA) 2019
Writer / Director: Kira Bursky
SYNOPSIS: A cult member’s sense of reality falls apart as her need for human connection overpowers her role as mother to the next saint.
DIRECTOR BIO: All Around Artsy was founded in 2009 by Kira Bursky, a vagabonding storyteller with an insatiable hunger for magic. Kira Bursky is an award-winning young female filmmaker from Asheville, NC. Through All Around Artsy she has produced approximately 50 films that have been screened at festivals around the world from Los Angeles Film Festival to Guam International Film Festival. In 2016 she was featured in Seventeen Magazine as the April issue’s Power Girl and received the Emerging Artist to Watch grant through Le Couvent artist residency 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 being recognized as a National YoungArts finalist in 2014. Also that year she was a finalist in the White House Student Film Festival and had the honor of screening her work in the White House. In 2015-2016 Kira directed two short films for Polish-fashion eyewear company Massada Eyewear. She has served as a guest speaker and juror for film festivals across the U.S. In 2018 Out Magazine, a leading LGBT media outlet, premiered her short film "Closet Made of Sheets." She is currently developing her first feature film as well as enjoying the success of her growing fanbase on Youtube of over 20,000 subscribers and 9 million+ views. Her short film "Close to the Window," also recently passed a million views on Miaopai, a Chinese video platform.