Lucinda Spurling

Lucinda spurling bermudaLucinda Spurling is an award winning Bermudian filmmaker best known for directing Rare Bird and The Lion and the Mouse.

She has a Bachelors degree in Communications from Tulane University, and a Masters in Film and Television from Bristol University.

She worked as a journalist and editor in Britain, prior to starting her own independent film production company ‘Afflare Films’ in 2002. Her company’s productions range from commercials, dramas to documentaries for local museums.

In 2009 she was awarded the Doreen Lightbourn/Lionel Pearman Award by the Bermuda Ministry of Culture and Social Rehabilitation and Department of Community and Cultural Affairs. The award honours people or projects which focus on Bermuda’s history and culture.

Her films have won numerous awards including:

  • Indie Fest 2009- Award of Excellence, The Lion and the Mouse.
  • Nevada Film Festival- Golden Reel Award-2009
  • National Trust Award 2009- The Lion and the Mouse
  • Audience Award, Bermuda International Film Festival 2009, for The Lion and the Mouse
  • Special Jury Award, Bermuda International Film Festival, 2006, Rare Bird
  • Special Jury Remi Award, Worldfest Houston Film Festival 2007, Rare Bird
  • Honourable Mention, International Wildlife Film Festival in Missoula Montana, Rare Bird
  • Documentary Award, The York Film Festival, 2001, The Light That Followed

Her first feature documentary “Rare Bird” is about a boy who discovered a cahow; a species thought to be extinct for over 300 years. Produced in 2006, the documentary has been shown on the PBS Channel, and at film festivals locally, in North America and as far away as India and New Zealand. Listen to a description of the film from Ms. Spurling herself, and watch a preview below:

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The Lion and The Mouse is Ms. Spurling’s second feature documentary. It tells the tale of the historic relationship between the United States of America and Bermuda.

Using local actors, and narrated by well known actor Michael Douglas, the film is told through the historic perspective of Bermudians covering the role we played in America’s development as a nation. The film is scheduled to be shown internationally on the PBS channel in the future.

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For further information see Ms. Spurling’s website AfflareFilms.com

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