Burger Buddies

Two best friends are torn apart because of one's prejudice of the other’s burger preference, can their friendship be saved?

  • Avery Christmas
    Director
    Paragon
  • Avery Christmas
    Writer
    Paragon
  • Avery Christmas
    Producer
    Paragon
  • Paul Bugallo
    Key Cast
    "Clark"
    Seattle Repertory Theater, The Cleveland Playhouse, The Center House, Second City Hollywood, Unexpected Productions
  • Angelo Gonzales
    Key Cast
    "Ryan"
    2018 NBC Universal Actor's Showcase, Macbeth, Why Torture is Wrong, The People Who Love Them, You Can't Take It With You, DIRECTV's Locker Room directed by Taika Waititi, Upright Citizen's Brigade, The Ruby LA Theatre, The Pack Theatre, iO West
  • Jenn O'Brien
    Key Cast
    "Kelly"
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 21 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 22, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Watsonville Film Festival
    Watsonville
    United States
    March 13, 2020
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Over the Fence Comedy Film Festival
    Perth
    Australia
    February 14, 2020
    Australia Premiere
    Official Selection
  • London-Worldwide Comedy Short Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    November 21, 2019
    Honorable Mention
  • Die Laughing Film Festival
    Hollywood, CA
    United States
    May 9, 2020
Director Biography - Avery Christmas

Avery Christmas is a filmmaker born and raised in the great golden state of California. His ambition for filmed bloomed late when he was in middle school, but he pushed hard in his artistic journey enrolling at CSU-Monterey Bay to get his B.A. in Cinematic Arts and Technology to learn about this artistic medium. While attending there he made award-winning short films including Paragon which screened at multiple film festivals and About Scott this documentary screened at the Monterey Museum of Art and the Smithsonian. After freelancing in the bay area he decided to move to LA and become a candidate of Loyola Marymount University’s highly acclaimed MFA program in Film & Television Production; and also to get his start in the film industry in Los Angeles.

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Director Statement

I hope what people get out of this film at minimum a good laugh, but if you’re one of those people who look for a deeper meaning in something instead of just enjoying it. Then I hope what you get out of this comedy is that in the end, we are all delicious burgers no matter which establishment or aspiring chef made us, so why discriminate someone for liking one burger over another? It’s exhausting...