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Ursula Burton

Five Sisters Productions
(310) 916-9557 phone
171 Pier Ave. #207
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Award-winning director Ursula Burton wrote, directed & produced the comedy THE HAPPIEST DAY OF HIS LIFE which won a Viewer's Choice Award on MTV's LOGO Channel & qualified for the Academy Awards.
She's made numerous commercials, PSAs & short films including the Faces of Ford & the CAST campaigns, “Mamas for Obama” spots, as well as series like HALF THE HISTORY & OLD GUY.
Her latest films which continue to explore her interests in gender, equality & representation, WE TREAT THEM THE SAME, EXPIRATION DATE, & A FUTURE WISH (in post) were scheduled to be released when Covid hit–stay tuned.
She regularly directs audio dramas including DARK SHADOWS & STARGATE.
Under her banner, FIVE SISTERS PRODUCTIONS, she's produced feature films including JUST FRIENDS, MANNA FROM HEAVEN, TEMPS & KINGS, QUEENS & IN-BETWEENS.
Burton transitioned to directing after working as an actor. Working on over 100 sets inevitably informed her directing style. She understands actors’ varying approaches to material & is deft at guiding them to deliver their best performances. This experience also makes subtext & breaking down scripts second nature.
Burton graduated from Yale with honors. A Professor at Otis College, she teaches filmmaking. She's a founding member of the YaleWomen Council, a board member of both YWLA & the YCLA, & was selected for the AWD CAP Industry Support & TV Shadowing Programs.