Maria Burton

Actress | Director | Producer
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A Sort of Homecoming (2015) | Good Eggs (2018) | Manna from Heaven (2002)
4 wins & 1 nomination More »
5' 8" (1.73m)
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Additional Credits (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

  • Your Ford Story - Faces of Ford Campaign * – Director Five Sisters Productions
  • Massachusetts General Hospital "Path to a Cure" * – Director Five Sisters Productions
  • Mamas for Obama Campaign * – Director Five Sisters Productions
  • Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking Campaign * – Director Five Sisters Productions
  • One Woman Gone Wrong w/Leslie Caveny * – Director Theatre West

Additional Awards (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

  • Athena Film Festival * – Athena List 2014
  • Nicholl Screenplay Competition * – Nicholl Quarterfinalist 2016
  • The Bechdel List * – The B*tchList 2016

Additional Resume Info (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

  • *
    MARIA BURTON - DGA Director
    Director - Writer - Producer
    171 Pier Avenue, Suite 207, Santa Monica, California 90405, 310-916-9557;

    Reel, work samples:

    CAA (Jon Levin) - 424-288-2000
    Linda Lichter @ Lichter, Grossman, Nichols & Adler


    SCRAMBLED EGGS - Director/Writer, TV presentation for Rodrigo Garcia/Jon Avnet - Indigenous
    Starring Bethany Joy Lenz, Erik Palladino, Neil Jackson - shot
    December 2016

    FOR THE LOVE OF GEORGE - Director, Feature film - filmed April 2016, for
    2017 release
    Starring Nadia Jordan, Tate Donovan, Rex Lee, Rosanna Arquette,
    Kristen Johnston

    A SORT OF HOMECOMING - Director. Feature film - Mar Vista 2016
    Starring Laura Marano, Katherine McNamara, Parker Mack,
    Michelle Clunie, Kathleen Wilhoite

    OLD GUY - Director/Producer. Five Sisters Productions. Web Series - 2016
    Starring Peri Gilpin and Roger Burton as “Old Guy”

    STEPHEN KANNER: A RETROSPECTIVE - Director. Documentary for A + D Museum
    Exhibition 2011-2012

    ACT I - U.S.A. PAVILION, WORLD EXPO - Director/Consultant. Shanghai, 2010

    JULIA SWEENEY'S LETTING GO OF GOD - Producer. SHOWTIME Premiere, December,

    SIGN MY SNARLING MOVIE: 25 YEARS OF THE BOBS - Co-director. DVD release
    25th Anniversary Concert Film of the a cappella group, The Bobs.

    MANNA FROM HEAVEN - Director/Producer. MGM/Sony DVD release 2005;
    Theatrical Release: 2003
    Cast: Academy Award nominee Seymour Cassel, Shelley Duvall, Golden Globe
    winner Jill Eikenberry, Academy Award winner Louise Fletcher, Frank
    Gorshin, 3-time Tony nominee Harry Groener, Academy Award winner Shirley
    Jones, Phil LaMarr, Academy Award winner Cloris Leachman, Wendie Malick,
    Austin Pendelton.
    NPR review: "Capra-esque -- charming, charming, charming."

    TEMPS - Director/Producer. Netflix/DVD release 2009
    Cast: Tim Bohn, Gabrielle Burton, Ursula Burton, Academy Award nominee
    Seymour Cassel,
    Robert Pemberton, Katrina Stevens.
    Variety review: "Dead-on take of a generation at the crossroads."

    JUST FRIENDS - Director/Producer. AMC and WE Channel television premieres
    2000; international theatrical and television release Curb Entertainment
    1999; Netflix/DVD release 2009
    Cast: Anita Barone, Tim Bohn, Hal Linden, Tony Palermo.
    Variety: "Entertaining romantic comedy about commitment...reveals director
    Maria Burton as talent to watch."
    Hollywood Reporter: "Director Maria Burton’s affection for the story’s
    characters is infectious
    and gives the story its strength."

    COMMERCIAL SPOTS - Producer/Director:
    #MarchingForward - for TheRepresentationProject - Jan 2017
    Swim With Heart - Summer 2015
    Massachusetts General Hospital - Campaign for MGH ALS Multidisciplinary
    Clinic 2014
    Ford Motor Company "What’s Your Ford Story" campaign - 2009 and 2010
    CAST (Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking) PSA campaign 2010 with
    Julia Ormond
    "Family Values" - Mamas for Obama spots (30 second, 60 second) - Fall 2008
    "Julia Sweeney Spot" - Mamas for Obama spot - Fall 2008


    Maria Burton, named by Variety as "talent to watch," is a director based in
    Los Angeles.  Her most recent work includes For the Love of George,
    starring Tate Donovan, Rosanna Arquette, Rex Lee and Kristen Johnston and
    Good Eggs, written and directed for the Jon Avnet/Rodrigo Garcia
    ProjectHER, starring Bethany Joy Lenz, Erik Palladino and Neil Jackson. Her
    coming of age drama, A Sort of Homecoming, was distributed in 2016 by Mar
    Vista to terrific reviews. She also recently completed the webseries, Old
    Guy, starring Peri Gilpin (Frasier).

    Director on the feature films, Just Friends (AMC/WE), Temps (Netflix), and
    Manna From Heaven (MGM/Sony), she also co-directed Sign My Snarling Movie --
    a documentary about the popular a cappella singing group, The Bobs; and
    produced The Happiest Day of His Life (MTV/Logo) and Julia Sweeney's
    Letting Go of God (Showtime).

    Burton helms her production company, Five Sisters Productions, with her
    real-life siblings, and also works on social and political campaigns,
    including commercials for the Massachusetts General Hospital's ALS
    Multidisciplinary Clinic, The #MarchingForward video for The Representation
    Project that has over 50k views in its first 2 days of release, the “Mamas
    for Obama” Campaign and the Campaign for the Coalition to Abolish Slavery
    and Trafficking, featuring Julia Ormond. Other directing work includes
    Stephen Kanner: A Retrospective, a short film about visionary architect
    Stephen Kanner for the A+D Museum, “ACT I” for the USA Pavilion for the
    2010 World Expo in Shanghai, and commercials for the "Faces of Ford"
    Campaign for Ford Motor Company. Burton is an Emeritus Board Member of The
    Alliance of Women Directors, as well as Global Girl Media, an organization
    which celebrates and connects the voices of young women around the world
    through new media technologies to support social change.

    Burton is developing the TV pilot MidLife as well as her next feature film,
    a drama inspired by the "Mercury 13" women who were tested for the original
    astronaut program in 1961. The script has been selected for the inaugural
    Athena List, named to the BitchList/Bechdel List and the CineStory
    Fellowship, and is a Nicholl Quarterfinalist.

    Reel, work samples:

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