Darius Burke

Darius Burke

Grandad Productions

Cinematographer, director and screenwriter in Manchester, Connecticut

About Darius

Darius Burke is an American Film Director,Screenwriter,Cinematographer and Mental Health Activist.

He was born on December 9,1994 at Newton Memorial Hospital in Newton, New Jersey USA.

As a child, Darius developed creativity at an early age. Around the age of 8, he was already creating a campground in his backyard, making a cactus garden in his yard, and even memorizing every location directly from a train schedule where Amtrak Trains along the east coast made their stops.

During his elementary school years, Darius developed a fascination with keys. He even walked up to people and asked "can i see your keys?"

His other interests included trains, hiking and drawing. Darius found a fascination with writing during elementary school. This practice eventually became how he learned screenwriting.

His first experience with Camcorders began at the age of 7. In November 2002, his mother recorded him making a small short film called "Snow Deck" , the name came from the snowboard he was using in the film, that said "snow deck" on it.

Despite the footage being lost, Darius has always remembered what the film looks like and remembers himself snowboarding in the film.

This skill is what Darius uses to write screenplays considering he is a very visual thinker.

Throughout his teenage years,Darius made home movies with his friends and family. During this time, He was beginning to master his skills of cinematography.

Darius had previously sought out a career in music during 2015 where he attempted to form a pop punk band. He also tried becoming an internet entrepreneur. He created several social networking sites from 2013 - 2015.

In August 2015, He gave up pursuing those interests because it wasn't really interesting to him anymore.

On December 31,2015 Darius began his career as a professional filmmaker. He decided to just do it and see where it leads.



Darius has written and directed , 7 short films, ( The City of Village Charm, Adam & Juliet, The Outcast and the Jock, Words Can Hurt, The Girl In The Woods, The Hole, Love in the Future)

Darius has also written and directed 2 feature films ( Best Party Ever! , Patriot of the Web)

He is 23 years old.


Name: Darius Burke

Lives in: Manchester, Connecticut

Company: Grandad Productions

Occupation: Cinematographer, Director, Screenwriter, Sound Editor, Set Builder and Voice Actor

Unique traits: Creative, visual thinker, good camera eye, screenwriting, editing software pro, cinematographer semi-pro I have Asperger's Syndrome which helps me tremendously with filmmaking especially visualizing my scenes before they are filmed and the ability to write down almost anything i feel into a completed screenplay. Above Average IQ: 120

Credits

  • The Hack

    The Hack (2022)
    Film by Grandad Productions (Drama and Thriller) Director The story of the 2014 Sony Pictures Entertainment Hack perpetrated by a North Korean cyber terrorist group called "Guardians of Peace"

  • Narcissism:The Untold Story of Terror

    Narcissism:The Untold Story of Terror (2020)
    Film by Grandad Productions (Documentary) Director A documentary about Narcissistic Personality Disorder and how it's connected to Misogyny, Violence, Bullying , and Capitalism in our society.

  • Revolt

    Revolt (2019)
    Film by Grandad Productions (Action, Drama, Thriller and War) Actor / Director a film about the second american revolution

  • Love in the Future

    Love in the Future (2019)
    Film (short) by Grandad Productions (Romance, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Director A young couple living in Hartford,Connecticut in the year 2060 adjust to living in an entirely technological atmosphere.

  • The Hole

    The Hole (2018)
    Film (short) by Grandad Productions (Drama and Horror) Director After being tortured repeatedly and psychologically harassed, A teenager named Brad intends to escape from the Scientology compound called "The Hole" located in Riverside County,California.

  • The Girl In The Woods

    The Girl In The Woods (2018)
    Film (short) by Grandad Productions (Drama and Romance) Director The Story of A lonely 21 year old single guy named Ryan who struggles with mental illness. After Ryan bursts into tears , he runs into the forest near his house. He soon realizes going into the forest will change his life forever.

  • Patriot of the Web

    Patriot of the Web (2017)
    Film by Grandad Productions (Drama, Thriller, History and Biography) Director Aaron Swartz, an internet activist and co-founder of Reddit struggles with continuing his activist role as he becomes a target of the United States Department of Justice after downloading files in an MIT basement closet.

  • Words Can Hurt

    Words Can Hurt (2017)
    Film (short) (Drama and Short) Director It's the first day of high school for Josh Matthews! As he enters Micenter High School , he has yet to realize that his life will never be the same again Written by dnburke-47204

  • Best Party Ever!

    Best Party Ever! (2016)
    Film by Grandad Productions (Comedy) Director A parody of the 2012 hit comedy film "Project X"

  • Adam & Juliet

    Adam & Juliet (2016)
    Film (Drama, Music and Romance) Director The story of two star crossed lovers who find each other during the 2000's pop punk musical era and eventually become apart of the musical movement that changes the adolescent world forever.

Education

  • High Road Academy Upper School
    (2010-2013)

Desert Island Movies

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