Flare Films is run by photographer and filmmaker Judith Burrows. In 1992, following graduation with a first class degree in Photography, Film and Video, her first film Georgia, a highly acclaimed short drama, was invited to the London Film Festival and subsequently screened at festivals around the world. It was then distributed in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Turkey.
Her second short drama Saving Grace was nominated for a BIFA award, and screened at Edinburgh and Welsh film festivals amongst others and was transmitted in Ireland and on BBC2.
Numerous commissions followed. A series of Film Portraits of Artists for the The National Portrait Gallery, Behind the scenes at Party in The Park a documentary for Capital Radio, followed by a 50min documentary The Spirit of Capital screened at the Odeon West End and attended by Lord Attenborough. Channel 5 commissioned short documentaries as did the dti, and Channel 4.
Most recent films Pulse and Carwash received grants from Film London and the Film Council and both have been widely screened at festivals and transmitted at home and abroad.
"eclectic and versatile"
A series of Photographic projects have culminated in exhibitions at Westbourne Studios, the dti and the Barbican and her creative skills employed in commissions across a wide range of media covering books, CDs, press, publicity and posters, web and editorial. Clients include fROOTS magazine, World Circuit, Televisual magazine, and Music Week.
Editorial Portraits and photo essays
Getty Images www.gettyimages.co.uk
Press publicity images
Rupa and the April Fishes (Cumbancha)
Yasmin Levy (Soho Artists)
Oumou Sangare (World Circuit)
Iva Nova (More Zukov)
Carolina Chocolate Drops (Musicmaker.org/Ramseur Records)
Natasha Atlas (Lisa Richards)
Seckou Keita (Worldartventures)
CD Covers and Booklets
June Tabor and Oysterband:Ragged Kingdom
June Tabor : Ashore
Beth Nielsen Chapman www.bethnielsenchapman.com
Seckou Keita Quintet
Blue Blokes 3
Photographic Exhibitions and Film Screenings
3 screen back projection for Ragged Kingdom Tour (2011-2012)
Live Performance Videos for June Tabor and Oysterband ; Love will Tear us Apart, Sweet 16 and My Son David (2012)
Westbourne Studios - London Series of Photographs plus film screening of Spirit of the City
Department of Trade and Industry - London Series
Finsbury Park Gallery
Barbican (Library Gallery) Acoustic Landscapes, Underwater Nudesand London Landscapesplus Film Screening - Pulse
National Theatre exterior - screening Pulse, Leicester Cinema
Festival screenings - London Film Festival, American Film Institute Los Angeles, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Edinburgh Festival, Welsh International FF, InVideo Milan, Camden Green Festival.
BBC2, Channel 4, Channel 5, Ireland, TV1000, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Turkey, Sky Channel