Xavier Burgin - University of Alabama

Xavier Burgin is a recent graduate of The University of Alabama and in the spring he'll be attending USC's Cinematic Arts Program. As a filmmaker, his aspirations began after he attended The Cannes Film Festival. He was a student across the world in one of the world's largest filmmaking venues. He was overwhelmed by the sheer volume of individuals within the industry. Many students he met during his tenure in Cannes boasted resumes some professionals could not present. The experience was overwhelming and made him realize to progress in this industry he had to take himself seriously even as a college student. He began his first site, Que The Lights, as a means to display his growth as a filmmaker. Now, it’s become a station for any artistic endeavor he pursues. Since it’s inception Xavier has freelanced as a photographer for The New York Times, been featured on Rick Sammon’s Digital Diaries, written for photography tutorial giant, Digital Photography School, been featured on F-Stoppers (along with fellow FMH creator Kevyn Bryant), and won the first ever student 3D film festival with his documentary, Portrait of the Storm: Tuscaloosa, AL.

Cast & Crew

Xavier Burgin - Director
George Miller - Assistant Director
Douglas Dillingham - Co-Director/Director of Photography/ Editor
Katie Stewart - Producer/ Extra
Matthew Cocozza - Producer
Chase Miller - Assistant to Director of Photography/ Extra
John Avent - Assistant to Director of Photography/ Extra
Brad Smith - Stedicam Operator
Alex Buhlig - Head Grip/Gaff
Lindsey Martin - 2nd Editor / Post-Production
Gerald Jenkins - PA/ Extra
Tracey Roberts - PA/ Musical Composer/ Actor
Matt Dennison - Master Music Mixer
Justin Wood - PA/Actor
Melissa Bender - Actor
Sean Randall - Actor
Thomas Walker - Actor
George Thagard - Actor
Alfred Young - Actor

Xavier Burgin - Do Behind the Scenes

Watch Xavier Burgin and his team as they create their alternate ending, "Do." Xavier quickly pulled together a conglomeration of University of Alabama alumni and undergraduates for the project, showcasing their professional film set and unique ingenuity to create this ambitious video on a short timeline.

Seize The Night - Original

See Lenovo’s original short "Seize the Night" video

CMF Hollywood Announcement

We were excited at Campus MovieFest Hollywood to announce the challenge in front of our top filmmakers from around the world. Check out all the highlights.