Sid Burston

Sid Burston

Actor, Author, Director, Filmmaker, Music Composer, Playwright, Producer, Screenwriter, Songwriter, Stage Director and Transmedia Producer

Los Angeles, California

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About Sid

More than 30 years of experience in the field of communications; has performed in more than 40 stageplays including 14 national tours; has played lead and/or supporting roles in 50+ films and/or television productions; has written, directed, and produced 4 made for video release films; has written, directed, and produced 10 nationally touring musical stageplays; has co-produced nationally touring stageplays; has performed in more than 50 industrials, commercials and/or voiceovers; has written, directed and produced two independent television shows, currently overseeing 2 movies, 2 television series and is in development with 2 other projects, while owning and operating a highly successful communications consulting firm for nearly two decades.

Credits

  • CainAbel

    CainAbel (2016)
    Film (Drama) Actor There is good and evil in every family. A generation that commits the ultimate sacrifices to protect their family from destruction can curse and doom present and future generations. If brothers united to rebuild the family, no more blood is shed for forgiveness. The blood of a brother should never fall into another brother's hands. Brotherhood must not be broken. Am I my brothers keeper?

  • The Restaurant

    The Restaurant (2015)
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  • Kendrick Lamar: These Walls

    Kendrick Lamar: These Walls (2015)
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  • Maul Dogs

    Maul Dogs (2015)
    Film (Comedy) Actor Cal runs a comic book store/tattoo parlor in an inner city strip mall. Along with his friends, Uno and Kossi, who also have businesses in the strip, they never gave a second thought to the future of their community. Until one day the landlord gambles away all of his money and the strip mall to the neighborhood gang boss and bowling king pin Devine. In order to save their jobs they struggle to come up with Devine's money enlisting the help of their friends and neighbors who come together to support them with no questions asked. Unfortunately their efforts aren't enough and they are still short of money. Having had the enormous support and realizing the value their business has to the community, they decide to not give up and enlist in a bowling tournament whose grand price is enough to save the strip. Unfortunately none of them know how to bowl. Their faith changes though when they realize the local weirdo/bum aka "2 Strike" used to be a bowling champion way back in the day. With a bit... Written by Ali Zamani

  • Miles Away

    Miles Away (2015)
    Film (Drama) Actor Everything Michael DeVeaux II ever wanted was so close, yet, so far away. His life was idyllic, relaxed, and mostly beautiful. He had his wife, his mistresses, his money, his mansion, his music, and his collection of contemporary art. But, he also had a love/hate relationship with a dead musical genius who was his idol. But, when a buried family secret reveals itself, he discovers that the things that he thought were important, are not important at all.

  • Original Stereotype

    Original Stereotype (2014)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Actor Guerilla styled film that deals with eccentric characters and crime oriented stories over a weekend in Los Angeles. A experienced hustler Mellow Yellow is apprehended by his brother Maverick who he conned in a previous stint in Kansas City and is forced to set up a deal where he is able to get a group that Maverick is after - the Gypsies from New Jersey. With the deal set up the Gypsies make their way to Los Angeles only to evade authorities and from this point one of the Gypsies, Gordon, gets incarcerated, soon released, and meets up with a old New Jersey friend, Dmitri. With less than 24 hours before he is set to go back to Jersey Gordon and Dmitri spend time together until a blood bath ensues with Dmitri and gang rivals. Gordon departs Los Angeles back to Jersey.

  • That Guy: Lost Undercover

    That Guy: Lost Undercover (2014)
    Film (Comedy) Actor Set in modern day Los Angeles, That Guy: Lost Undercover is the unfettered pseudo-realistic dive into a week in the life of Lt. Rick Sharky, an undercover cop working the streets of LA. Along for the ride is AJ, Sharky's best friend who also happens to be an ex-con with an extensive rap sheet. As Sharky drifts in and out of undercover the two orchestrate drug deals and petty scams to get paid and solidify Lt. Sharkys cover. All the while Sharky and his boss, Captain Winston, are embroiled in a case aimed at bringing down one of LA's most elusive underground crime figures. With secret alliances and side deals at every turn it isn't hard to see that Lt. Rick Sharky has an agenda, and keeping That Guy from being exposed as an undercover cop is priority number one. As the investigation drags on Sharky continues to find ways to derail the investigation hoping that things will work themselves out. He has more than a few old perps and informants in his pocket to help make that happen, but ... Written by Richard B. Starkey, Writer & Director

  • Alleged Gangster

    Alleged Gangster (2013)
    Film (Crime) Actor After three years of prison, Gangster Rudy Wright claws to the top of the L.A. Underworld.

  • Eros.Emmanuel and Me

    Eros.Emmanuel and Me (2012)
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  • Attack on Maiduguri

    Attack on Maiduguri (2012)
    Film (War) Actor This is the story of a combined crew of U.S. and Nigerian Air Force personnel. The crew represents different ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, as well as varying approaches to life. We meet them first as they prepare for a routine flight from Southern Nigeria to Northern Nigeria as part of the C-130H Reconstitution Program. Before heading north, the team interacts with Christian Nigerians. Once it leaves the south, the team is scheduled to land at a remote Nigerian Air Force base in Northern Nigeria to conduct a demonstration for local military and civilian dignitaries. While on the ground, a local sympathizer of Boko Haram--a violent, radical Islamic terror group with alleged connections to Al-Queda--informs the group of the crew's presence. The Boko Haram members see this as an opportunity to embarrass the Nigerian government by attacking one of its air fields and, in the process, possibly capturing Nigerian Air Force and US Air Force personnel. Integrated into this ... Written by Jody Hart

  • Exit Strategy

    Exit Strategy (2012)
    Film (Comedy and Romance) Actor Evicted from his apartment, James has to move in with his girlfriend of 3 months. He quickly discovers that she's everything he never wanted in a woman. His only option is to get her to break up with him -- but still let him sleep on the couch. Written by Anonymous

  • Get Thee Behind Me

    Get Thee Behind Me (2010 - 2011)
    Television (Drama) Actor A secular show filled with faith-based messages.

  • Road 2 Damascus

    Road 2 Damascus (2011)
    Film (Drama) Actor Paul loves God and his wife but finds himself confronted with a decision that could lead to the lost of both. During the bumpy Road to Damascus where Love and hate, good and evil, envy and admiration become opposite twins that challenges the stability of Pauls life. The congregation will find themselves twisting through a matrix of multiple emotions as they seek to save their very own souls. Written by Anonymous

  • Pastor Jones: The Complete First Season

    Pastor Jones: The Complete First Season (2010)
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  • The City Is Dark

    The City Is Dark (2010)
    Film (Crime) Actor Growing up fast in the ethnic enclave of Boyle Heights, gangster Rudy Wright learns the ways of the street early on. Educated in the ways of crime, first by his father, then by his father's associate-Jimmy Cadillac. Rudy soon forms a bond with Chico, a fellow gangster of Mexican-American ancestry. Together they form a criminal organization. Reunited with Rudy is Jimmy Cadillac, a gangster who worked for the notorious Mickey Cohen. Acting as a consigliari or counselor to Rudy and his crew they plot a takeover of Los Angeles. In this pot-boiler of a story, originally conceived by Andrew Pressman, people are not what they seem. Rudy has his hands full. He has a beautiful stripper girlfriend, an ex-girlfriend with a child by Rudy and an informer or two in his crew. Doggedly pursued by his childhood friends girlfriend who works for the L.A.P.D. and an FBI agent determined to bring him to justice. The streets are dark and dreary. The city is dark. Written by Andrew Pressman

  • Trapped: Haitian Nights

    Trapped: Haitian Nights (2010)
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  • Poetri-N-Motion

    Poetri-N-Motion (2009)
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  • Pastor Jones: Preachin' to the Choir

    Pastor Jones: Preachin' to the Choir (2009)
    Video (Comedy and Drama) Actor With their church being threatened with closure, Pastor Jones and choir leaders, Tammy and Louise, must find a way to keep the Parishioners together. An upcoming Choir Competition is the last hope for the three as they work to find the perfect voices to fill out the church choir. Two unlikely singers soon emerge - Chris, a young man who wants to do good despite his friends, Antoine and Eddie, wanting otherwise; and Ruth, the "Plain Jane" who is not only trying to take care of herself after her mother's death but, has to deal with her lazy, alcoholic father Darrell. Written by Randy Kent

  • Pastor Jones: Sisters in Spirit 2

    Pastor Jones: Sisters in Spirit 2 (2009)
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  • Johnson Family Dinner

    Johnson Family Dinner (2008)
    Video (Drama) Actor The Johnson Family is back! Christmas is upon us and as the family comes together many spirits will be lifted and lives renewed. Family conflicts erupt again and major drama ensues. This time around Mom and Dad are experiencing the baby-boomers crunch, Dad isn t sure he will have enough money for retirement and Mom wants to help. Alex and her husband Sam have opened their new restaurant and business is great. Lisa is caught in the middle of an emotional triangle between a man who isn t right for her and her family. Robert Jr., now divorced, is moving back home and his ex-wife is moving in with the baby. Money Mike, who is always in a mess, is now pursuing a career in rap music with thugs from the neighborhood! When they all come together this Christmas their lives will move forward in very new directions Johnson Family Christmas Dinner will make you laugh and cry. It will warm your soul just like any dinner, for any occasion. Written by Eurika Pratts

  • JC in tha Hood

    JC in tha Hood (2008)
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  • Big Slick

    Big Slick (2007)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Actor A comic-book style gangster/comedy about two high stakes gamblers locked in a deadly rivalry over a woman who is a living good luck charm.

  • Eye See Me

    Eye See Me (2007)
    Film (Biography) Actor Kc, a bounty hunter for the Federal Government, is chasing a high-profile criminal. Kc, Almost murdered at age 3, molested at 12, in prison at 16, takes a trip through his past, trying to catch the future.

  • The Deposition

    The Deposition (2007)
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  • Walk by Faith

    Walk by Faith (2007)
    Video (Comedy) Actor This romantic comedy revolves around a woman named Pamela (LaRita Shelby) who leaves her fiance at the alter and goes in search of another man.

  • Cold Comfort

    Cold Comfort (2006)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actor Startled at recent burglaries in the neighborhood, Charles has taken it upon himself to protect his loved ones. Furious of the mere presence of the weapon, Eleanour engages in a pre-decided discussion with her sheepish husband Charles. The gun's got to go and again he surrenders to his nagging wife's requests. Written by Kinetoscope Films

  • Reunion

    Reunion (2006)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Actor Dominique, a cold-hearted professor suffering from kidney failure, attends the Smith and Wesson family reunion to approach estranged sister, CeCe, for a transplant. However, deep seeded wounds from catastrophic childhood events remain unresolved between the two sisters. At great emotional expense, CeCe confronts past demons to find forgiveness and healing. Struggling with vulnerability, Dominique must do some soul searching to address personal shortcomings in order to save her own life. The story also involves Dominique's brother, Richard, and his daughters, Kayla and Elsa. Richard abandoned Kayla when she was an infant and she regards Elsa as a scapegoat for her resentment. Kayla's unbridled aggressions explode at the family picnic before she learns that her mom, Richard's vindictive ex-wife, had lied about him. Colorful relatives attending the reunion in Hot Springs, Arkansas add color and controversy to the affair. As family members uncover buried truths and love, family politics ... Written by Anonymous

  • Get Thee Behind Me!

    Get Thee Behind Me! (2005)
    Video (Musical) Actor Paster Ruford Royal is more like a hustler than a reverend. Between dealing with his pregnant mistress, avoiding loan sharks, and evading nosy chorus members, his life is getting increasingly out of control. Will he be able to weasel his way out of trouble? Or will his lies catch up with him? Find out in this rollicking contemporary musical. Written by Alli Hartley

  • Random Acts of Violence

    Random Acts of Violence (2002)
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  • Boulevard Gangs

    Boulevard Gangs (2001)
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  • Mutiny

    Mutiny (1999)
    TV Movie (Drama and War) Actor Fact-based story about 300 predominantly black sailors who were killed on July 17, 1944 while loading munitions on a ship in San Francisco. Three weeks later, 50 survivors were court-martialed for refusing to load another shipment. The men cited the Navy's lack of care for their safety. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

  • Streetwise

    Streetwise (1998)
    Film (Action) Actor D.C. crack dealers' troubles and adventures in dealing crack.

  • Columbo

    Columbo (1998)
    Television (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Actor When you first saw him, Lt. Columbo, looked like a bum that just came off the street. He had a bumbling demeanor, was overly polite and seemed to chomp on the same short cigar on a daily basis. However, beneath all that comical exterior was probably the most dogged investigator on the Los Angeles Police Department. Columbo was often called on to investigate high profile murders that involved the rich and famous. The culprits were often amused by him and just as they thought they were going to get away with murder, Columbo would find a way trap them or find enough evidence to make them confess. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

Awards

  • Sag Awards Judge Sag-Aftra Nominating Committee 2012 June 2012 Nominates film

  • Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition Congresswoman Barbara Lee U.S. H of Representatives

  • Black Repertory Theater Group 50th Golden Anniversary Muse Award Winner

  • Mississippi Valley State University Celebrity Golf Tournament Award

  • Who's Who Worldwide Registry of Global Business Leaders, 1993-1994

  • Certificate of Appreciation for the Texas College Stem Club competition Scholarship Fund

Education

  • Springfield Technical Community College (Springfield, MA)
    (1980-1982)

  • Westfield State College (Westfield, MA)
    (1978-1980)

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