Dirty Hands will be writer/director Travis Burgess’ feature directorial debut.
He has a record of producing award-winning feature films, documentaries, commercials, and an animated web series.
Death Metal Angola first gained attention when it screened at Doc NYC—New York’s premier documentary festival—in 2013. Death Metal Angola was acquired by The Vladar Company and had its theatrical release in New York & Los Angeles.
His second feature, The Preppie Connection, was released by IFC Films in 2016 to impressive sales numbers and overwhelmingly positive audience reception. The film has remained in the top charts on VOD since its release and continues to generate strong revenues.
Previously, Burgess was the associate producer on CliffsNotes Films, an interactive series of animated short films based on the CliffsNotes study guides. CliffsNotes Films was produced by Mark Burnett and AOL with Wiley Publishing. The series was nominated for Best Animated Web Series and Best Interactive Social Media Experience at IAWTV Awards and Best Branded Entertainment at The Streamy’s 2012.
Burgess studied film production with an emphasis in directing at the Academy of Arts University in San Francisco and Michigan State University.