Sienna Burning

Twin sisters estranged by the ravages of addiction, make an awkward attempt to reunite.

  • Andrea Shreeman
    Director
    Sienna Burning (2015) Director, Claire’s Dream (2012) Actress, Potter’s Field (2011) Actress, Better People (2010) Actress, Dead Air (2009) Actress, Modern Day Jesus (2009) Executive Producer, FUEL (2008) Director of Fundraising, No Destination (2007) Producer, Electric City (2006) Producer, Slip Dream (2005) Casting Director, Suicide Regimen (2002) Art Department, Anything Once (1997) Casting Assistant, Love is All There Is (1996) Assistant to Directors/Actress
  • Tom Spitnale
    Writer
  • Andrea Shreeman
    Writer
  • Kathryn J. Hatam
    Producer
    Where Are You, Bobby Browning?, Sienna Burning, The Ride
  • Dave Perry
    Director of Photography
    2 Addy Awards for "Blue Ridge Standard Time" 2015: *Silver Addy – Cinematography, Elements of Advertising *Silver Addy – Branded Content More Than 60 Seconds, 1 Addy for "Innovate" 2015: *Silver Addy – Integrated Campaigns Consumer Local, 2 Golds at 2014 PRSA Summit Awards: *Gold – Audio-Visual Short Format – Average Budget, “Blue Ridge Standard Time” *Gold – Audio-Visual Long Format – Modest Budget, “Wish”, Winner of 2013 PRSA Summit Awards “Fire Up 611!”: *Best In Show – Audio/Visual Long Format – Average Budget *Gold – Audio/Visual Long Format – Average Budget, Winner of 2013 Gold Addy in “Elements of Advertising-Cinematography”
  • Ruth Connell
    Key Cast
    Supernatural (CW)
  • Alex Miller
    Key Cast
    TURN (AMC)
  • Isaac Anderson
    Key Cast
  • Annette Fluellen Dickerson
    Key Cast
  • J.P. Powell
    Key Cast
  • Saba Powell
    Key Cast
  • William Sellari
    Production Designer
  • Bootie Chewning
    Casting Director
    Sienna Burning, Badge of Faith
  • Dave Perry
    Editor
  • Chris Henson
    Music by
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Black Magic
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Taubman Museum of Art - Friends and Family Screening
    Roanoke, Virginia
    November 8, 2015
  • Virginia Film Festival
    Charlottesville, Virginia
    United States
    November 5, 2016
    World Premiere
  • Rosebud Film Festival
    Richmond, Virginia
    United States
    January 28, 2017
Distribution Information
  • Films for the Humanitities & Sciences, Inc.
    Distributor
    Country: United States
Director Biography - Andrea Shreeman

Andrea has worked in every department on set including producing, acting, art department and casting. She’s worked for Comedy Central, ABC, NBC, CBS and played over 75 characters on the PBS series The Standard Deviants. Andrea served as Director of Fundraising on the Sundance Award-Winning Documentary, FUEL and was a Founding Executive for Mobile Magic Studios, where she wrote, starred in and sold five series to Sprint TV, Verizon’s Vcast, Shanghai Mobile and Fun Little Movies. This year she served as the Tour Director for the new documentary, The Revolution Generation, designed to inspire millennials and genZ'ers to the polls in 2020.

The films, livestreams, commercials and music videos Andrea has directed all revolve around relevant themes for social growth including; surviving domestic violence, achieving gender parity, overcoming addiction, healing broken families and taking responsibility for environmental wellbeing. In prepping for her film Best. Death. Ever., Andrea hosted two public events: "End of Life: A Community Conversation" in collaboration with Carilion Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospice, and "Death Happens: An Interactive Conversation with an Oncologist, Hospice Nurse, Pastor and Filmmaker" on the campus of Roanoke College. Andrea directed a host of other successful events including Art Party 9.1.1. held in six cities simultaneously in commemoration of 9.11, Electric City, a recurring political comedy event in Hollywood, and Freedom for Perfectionists, a four camera live stream for personal growth and development.

Andrea attended George Washington University on a gymnastics scholarship while receiving her degree in Radio and Television Broadcasting. She holds an MFA from University of Southern California in Acting. She is a graduate of Writers' Boot Camp and a Level III trained Council Facilitator.

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Director Statement

Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it."
~Mark Twain

Addiction is a complex expression of pain. It takes us over. It causes humans to act in unspeakable ways. It destroys families and friendships. But, if we are diligent, we can heal from the legacy of pain, and provide redemption for both the perpetrators and the victims.

Ruth, our lead actress, and I spoke at length about how casting one actress to play both sisters in “Sienna Burning” was a nod to one’s internal struggle between light and dark. We are all capable of unspeakable things, and we are equally capable of great light.

Bend toward the light.