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James Burke




James' film career began in 1986 at Scottsdale Community College. While taking Music classes, he met filmmakers working on student films for the college film festival... and the scoring of films began.

The exhilaration of the film festival inspired James to make his own films. In 1993, James met Laurel Schulze, a freelance writer. The two collaborated on several screenplays, including a spec script (Freeloader) for The X-Files. The two continued to hone their skills until 1999, when James began working on two ambitious independent projects, proving his ability to work as an effective Assistant Director as well as a composer and writer.

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n 2000, James started production on Crazy, a 23-minute short about the life of an asylum patient. This film was awarded Best Narrative Short at the Projections Film Festival, and Gold Special Jury, Best Short at the Worldfest-Houston International Festival. 

In 2006, Cat's Play (a 20-minute "Twilight Zone" styled short) was completed. It premiered at the Queens International Film Festival in November.

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ames continues to write and to compose music, and to be involved in others' projects. His goal is to write, direct, and score his own feature length films.

James holds a Bachelor's degree in Geography from Arizona State University. His interest in societies and human interactions has influenced his film work, including Crazy, Cat's Play and ongoing interviews with World War II survivors.

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Filmography
2014 Eyes HD Writer/Director
2014 Drugs Destroy Families HD Writer/Director
2012 The Mountain Runners HD Assistant Director
2010 A Boy's Journey HD Makeup Assistant
2010 The Eldridge Estate HD Writer/Director/Producer/Score
2008 Spirit Water 16MM Assistant Director
2006 Cat's Play DigiBeta Writer/Director/Producer/Score
2004 In the Garden Growing 16MM Assistant Director
2004 Beat Angel 16MM Production Manager/Assistant Editor
2004 A 2nd Chance Video Actor  
2004 Crazy Mini-DV Writer/Director/Producer/Camera/Score
2002 Daewoo TV Commercial Assistant Locations Manager
2001 Haunting on Crystal Ridge TV Commercial Writer/Director/Producer/Score
2001 Extreme Halloween CD TV Commercial Writer/Director/Producer
2000 Counting Days 16MM Assistant Director/Score
1993 Stings of Conscience Video Score
1993 The Common Date Video Score
1990 Checkered Flag TV Extra



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