Success Story: 2018 ScreenCraft Drama Winner Xavier Burgin

Update (June 3, 2020): Since this interview, Xavier Burgin has been nominated for an Emmy for directing on the 11-time Emmy-nominated series Giants. He also directed Shudder’s first original documentary, Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror. Aside from winning the grand prize from ScreenCraft for his screenplay On Time, he is also a Sundance Lab Fellow, HBO alumn, Ryan Murphy Half Fest alum, semifinalist for the Student Academy Awards, quarterfinalist for The Academy Nicholl Fellowship.

Xavier won the 2018 ScreenCraft Drama Screenplay Competition and has since taken meetings at Blumhouse, Netflix and with independent producers who are interested in his script. Additionally, Xavier was hired to direct a documentary feature Horror Noire: A History Of Black Horror which premiered on Shudder on February 7th, 2019. He signed with manager Hannah Ozer at Kaplan/Perrone who has served as a ScreenCraft mentor and judge.

Watch our exclusive interview with Xavier below.

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