Maria Burton


Maria Burton, named by Variety as "talent to watch," has directed six successful feature films, the latest of which are A Sort of Homecoming, (2016) starring Laura Marano (Austin & Ally), Katherine McNamara (Shadowhunters), Parker Mack (Chasing Life), Michelle Clunie (Queer as Folk, Teen Wolf) and Kathleen Wilhoite, and For the Love of George, (2018) a comedy starring Nadia Jordan, Tate Donovan, Rosanna Arquette, Rex Lee and Kristen Johnston, both currently available on Netflix and VOD.

Burton's earlier films are Just Friends (AMC/WE), Temps (Netflix), and Manna From Heaven(MGM/SONY), and Sign My Snarling Movie- a documentary about the popular a cappella singing group, The Bobs. Burton recently directed the webseries, Old Guy, starring Peri Gilpin (Frasier) and produced The Happiest Day of His Life (MTV/Logo), Kings, Queens & In-Betweens, and Julia Sweeney's Letting Go of God (Showtime.)

Burton helms her production company, Five Sisters Productions, with her real-life siblings. An Emeritus Board Member of the Alliance of Women Directors, as well as Global Girl Media, Burton also works on social and political campaigns, including commercials for the #MarchingForward viral video produced for The Representation Project and Global Girl Media, the "Mamas for Obama" Campaign and the Campaign for the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking, featuring Julia Ormond. Other directing work includes Stephen Kanner: A Retrospective, a short film about visionary architect Stephen Kanner for the A+D Museum, "Act I" for the USA Pavilion for the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai,"The Path to a Cure" for MGH's ALS Multidisciplinary Clinic and commercials for the"Faces of Ford - Your Ford Story" Campaign for Ford Motor Company. Burton is also a member of Film Fatales.

Burton wrote and directed Good Eggs for the Rodrigo Garcia/Jon Avnet Indigenous Incubator ProjectHER in conjunction with Conde Nast, is one of 3 drama directors chosen for the 2017-18 CBS Directing Fellowship and her Mercury 13 screenplay has been named to the Athena List, the Bechdel/Bitch List and is a Nicholl Quarterfinalist.

Burton is developing an indie TV pilot, MidLife, as well as her next feature film, a drama inspired by the "Mercury 13" women who were tested for the original astronaut program in 1961-62.


Feature films: FOR THE LOVE OF GEORGE (2018 release), A SORT OF HOMECOMING (Netflix), JUST FRIENDS (AMC/WE), TEMPS (Netflix), and MANNA FROM HEAVEN (MGM/Sony); 

Docs: STEPHEN KANNER: A Retrospective, SIGN MY SNARLING MOVIE: 25 Years of The Bobs; 

TV and web series: OLD GUY; Commercials & Other:  "Faces of Ford" campaign for Ford Motor Co; Campaign for Massachusetts General Hospital's ALS Multidisciplinary Clinic; campaign for the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking; "ACT I" for the USA Pavilion for the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai; Producer and 2nd Unit Dir for Julia Sweeney's LETTING GO OF GOD (Showtime).

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