XAVIER L. BURGIN
Cause Related Film | Diversity Documentaries | Social Commentary
Xavier attended The University of Alabama before being accepted into USC’s School of Cinematic Arts for TV & Film. Now, he’s a Sundance Lab Fellow, an HBO Short Film Finalist, and Ryan Murphy Television Half Foundation mentee. His films have been accepted in these film festivals: American Black Film Festival, Raindance, Urbanworld, LA Shorts, Anchorage, Burbank International, Sunscreen West Film Festival, and many more.
Xavier is a fellow of The Sundance Institute’s Youtube New Voices Lab where his webseries, Lame Lance, was one of eleven projects selected. Xavier shadowed on the set of American Horror Story as a member of the RMTV Half Foundation, a diversity mentorship program created by Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story, Scream Queens).
Xavier amassed a following of over 50,000 plus followers on twitter through his long form twitter stories, landing him features on sites such as Buzzfeed, Distractify, Complex, Global Grind, Clutch Magazine, Thought Catalog, Twitter’s Moments Page, and Alux.
Xavier directed, Olde E, an Advanced Narrative film, and was a semi-finalist for the 43rd Student Academy Awards.
Xavier’s film, On Time, a proof of concept piece based on the feature script, Rough Around the Edges, co-written with Tiara Marshall, premiered at The American Black Film Festival. It was a finalist in the HBO Short Film competition, and will be on all HBO platforms in 2018. It also netted Xavier a Best Director award at Sunscreen Film Festival West.
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