James Burns | Script Revolution
James Burns's picture
James Burns

James W. Burns was born on January 16th, 1989, in Phoenix, Arizona. James has been obsessed with the movie-making process ever since his childhood when he first watched the behind-the-scenes for Raiders of the Lost Ark. A fan of Indiana Jones and Star Wars, James set out to make the same type of swashbuckling adventures himself. James is entirely self-taught, having studied every filmmaking book he could get his hands on. Working with his Local Church, James made over 12 short films using only volunteers from the youth group.

After years of honing his craft, James made the award-winning western short Open Hands. Although faith-based, Open Hands played in numerous secular festivals, including the Chandler International Film Festival. Open Hands went on to play in countless festivals across the globe and win over 20 awards, including best director.

James followed up with his second western, A Town Called Redemption, which went on to be nominated for best screenplay at the 2018 International Christian Film Festival. It was also the winner of the West Coast Christian Film Tournament.

James went on to become Video Producer at LRM Online and is now working on Hollywood Uncovered, a documentary web series.


Scripts By James

The Basement
Trapped in a cage in his father’s basement, a young boy fights to escape with his life; but when he discovers his father’s dark secret, things become a little more complicated than he imagined.
Short Horror Seeking finance 12pp
1 reader loves this script