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Ursula Burton

Director/Producer | Five Sisters Productions
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Award-winning director Ursula Burton wrote, directed, and produced the comedy THE HAPPIEST DAY OF HIS LIFE, which won a Viewer’s Choice Award on MTV’s LOGO Channel, and qualified for the Academy Awards.

She has produced feature films including JUST FRIENDS, MANNA FROM HEAVEN, TEMPS, and KINGS, QUEENS & IN-BETWEENS.

She has made numerous commercials, PSAs, and short films including the Faces of Ford campaign, and “Mamas for Obama” spots, as well as series such as HALF THE HISTORY, and OLD GUY.

Her latest films, WE TREAT THEM THE SAME, EXPIRATION DATE, and A FUTURE WISH continue to explore her interests in gender, equality, and representation.

She regularly directs and co-produces audio dramas including DARK SHADOWS and STARGATE.

Burton graduated from Yale University with honors. She is a founding member of the YaleWomen Council, a board member of both YaleWomen LA and the Yale Club of LA, and was selected for the Alliance of Women Directors CAP Industry Support Program as well as the AWD TV Shadowing Program.  Burton is a Professor of the Practice at Otis College of Art and Design where she teaches filmmaking.

FIVE SISTERS PRODUCTIONS is committed to making movies that are entertaining, engaging, and highlight diverse and underrepresented voices. Burton is currently looking for independent features with some financing in place (female centered dramedies or dramas preferred) to direct.

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