Michael C. Burgess

Michael C. Burgess

Director, Actor, Screenwriter and Voice Actor

San Diego, California

Member Since:
January 2017
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About Michael

OK. My literary agent wrote this to go with his latest pitch.

"...a British expat with 36 alcohol-free years. Here’s the hook: he credits the treatment philosophy of a defunct UK rehab most have never heard of. And, while many will find it heretical, the piece will comfort many others. The anecdotes, admissions, sentiments and fearlessness expressed are this text’s strength.
"The writing is novel-quality, his voice and tone are appealingly British, and like all exceptional storytelling, the scenes are embodied instead of being abstract. He does not conceal his bisexuality, and I believe the piece will be especially popular with ’s queer readership.
"Burgess had his last drink before he turned 24. He was openly bisexual in the British Army — when this meant a daily risk to his life, from other units in the same army. In 1980s England, Burgess demonstrated against Apartheid and the homophobia behind efforts to criminalize alternative lifestyles. No coward, he would protest in front of the South African Embassy (even during a police ban) in a dapper suit until the bobbies carried him off to jail (We have astonishing photographs to prove it — and you may use them).
"Since moving to the United States, he worked editing San Diego newspapers. Today he works as a freelance editor."


  • Penance

    Penance (2017)
    Film (Crime, Drama and Horror) Actor Blood drenched terror grips the beautiful city of San Diego as mutilated bodies begin to surface. Lead Homicide Detective Mason "Nostradamus" Brannigan believes it to be the signature of methodical killer Dante: The Inferno Killer who murders his victims according to the 9 Circles of Hell. As Brannigan delves deeper into the case, dark secrets are revealed and the evidence begins to state that this is not MURDER, this is REVENGE. Written by Dante (IX)

  • South of 8

    South of 8 (2016)
    Film (Action, Crime, Drama and Thriller) Actor 'South of 8' is a crime thriller set in San Diego during a very near dystopian future characterized by mass poverty and intense government surveillance. After a 'Second Great Depression,' unemployment and crime in the United States are at record highs, the nation's farmlands have been crippled by several years of drought, and a massive diaspora to the already-crowded cities created a swell in the enormous homeless population. The vast economic divide eventually spawns numerous subversive groups -- each with their own agenda -- and the police react by launching a brutal "dirty" war against them throughout the city, with drones being used routinely by the police and private companies as urban watchdogs to compensate for their downsized manpower. All the elements that forged the public enemies of the 1930's are coinciding again, and history is set to repeat. The story focuses on three young adults who go into a life of crime, each for their own petty motives. They become known as 'The ... Written by Rosewood 5 Studios

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