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GIANTS EPISODE 204: "Lights Out"

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I directed my first thirty minute, episodic project. It's episode 204 of GIANTS, created by James Bland, executive produced by Jussie Smollet (Empire) streaming on Issa Rae's (HBO's Insecure) Youtube Channel. I'm really proud of this one. I've done a lot of short films and commercials, but this is my biggest project to date. When James first asked me to[...]

Olde E - Official Trailer

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We've got some great news. First, Olde E was chosen as a Kickstarter Staff Pick! “Olde E by Xavier Burgin” ☺ http://t.co/YCZb9BQl8x — KSR Staff Picks (@ksr_staff) May 7, 2015 We were also able to raise 110% of our final goal. We have everyone who supported us to thanks! The dope news doesn't end there. The Olde E website is now up and running! [...]

The Making of Olde E - A USC 546 Film

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It's been nearly ten months since Que The Lights has been on hiatus. A lot of stuff has happened during this period, the most significant being chosen to direct a 546 at USC's School of Cinematic Arts. Your first question is going to be what's a 546 film? A 546 film is an advanced narrative project (similar or equivalent to a thesis) produced by USC's Schoo[...]