The company, which was first launched in 2021 by Sheffield DocFest board member Burke, said on its website that it will “tell the most powerful stories from the most imaginative creators”.
And provides a home for “writers, directors, producers, musicians and artists who dare to connect what it means to be human to audiences around the world and beyond.”
Burke has worked at Warp Films for 13 years with over 40 TV and film credits. Her most famous works include St Maud and Kingdom of God, and she won the BAFTA Scottish BAFTA Best Film Award for Dangerous Persons and a BAFTA Cymru award of its kind for Submarine.
Burke will be joined by music director Phil Canning, who recently oversaw Amazon’s Riz Ahmed/Octavia Spencer-starring Musical Invasion, and Ecosse Films alum Nikki Stein, who has worked on productions including Andrea Arnold’s Wuthering Heights and Sam Tyler Johnson’s Nowhere.
Boys in the project. Canning also worked as creative manager for film at Universal Music Publishing UK, which represents artists from Irving Berlin to Billie Eilish.
Burke told Variety: “Public Dreams is an extension of over 20 years of production, bringing together my most cherished talent relationships under one roof without compromise. Our goal is to provide a complete range of entertainment, cinematic and challenging The story. Public Dreams already has a great track record and some solid book selections, so this is an incredibly exciting time for us.”
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