Old Guy

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OLD GUY:

A comedy about ageism.

 

With the help of his hilariously blunt agent Winnie (Peri Gilpin), 80-something Harry (Roger Burton) returns to acting after a decades long hiatus eager to play parts worthy of his life experience, but finds instead he is typecast as...“Old Guy.”

Burton directed episodes 103, 105 & 106.  (Watch them below.)

Old Guy - Dead (Episode 103)

In this episode, Harry is challenged by a non-challenging part – that of the dead guy.

Old Guy - Big Break (Episode 105)

In this episode, Harry finally gets his big break, though things don't turn out as planned.

Old Guy - Oeuvre (Episode 106)

In this episode, Harry is forced to look at the body of his work, and comes to a decision.

 
 

The Happiest Day Of His LIfe

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Steve, like all boys, dreams of having a perfect wedding.  When Steve's girlfriend Catherine drops to her knee and proposes, Steve and his dad set out to plan the happiest day of his life. 

Shot through a colorful lens, this hilarious, role-reversal film subtly challenges gender roles and traditions with a sense of humor.  THE HAPPIEST DAY OF HIS LIFE turns classic Hollywood wedding movies inside out.

With a stellar cast, including Jill Eikenberry (Tracey Takes On), Michael Tucker (LA Law), Ursula Burton (The Office), Suzanne Cryer (Silicon Valley), Enrico Colantoni (Veronica Mars), Phil LaMarr (MADtv), and Seymour  Cassel (The Royal Tenenbaums), this directorial debut appeals to anyone who's gotten married, thought about getting married, or has ever been to a wedding.

"A delightful gender-switch comedy"

-The LA Times

Trailer: The HAPPIEST DAY OF HIS LIFE

Behind The Scenes: 

Director, Ursula Burton, and cast talk about the making of

The HAPPIEST DAY OF HIS LIFE.

Half The History

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The first black female

Congressmember, Shirley Chisholm was a model of moral leadership in politics.

This experimental film highlights her words and actions during her 14 years in Congress and her historic 1972 run for President.

Brought up in very different circumstances, both Florence Price and Amy Beach had to navigate social norms and overcome obstacles to become groundbreaking composers,

Half of our history involves women.

The HALF THE HISTORY project highlights women’s stories and

encourages others to do the same.  Knowing these stories enriches our understanding of the past and present, and opens up new possibilities for the future.

Burton is a supervising director for the series.

Tapping Into Our Past, Tapping Into Our Future: Ayodele Casel

Tap dancer, Ayodele Casel's newest work draws on the history of tap & reinvigorates the legacy of the dancers who came before her.

Expiration

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Where does a 70 something find a life partner?  In the humorous and touching EXPIRATION DATE, two sisters set up an online dating profile and learn that what they are looking for is not so hard to find.

Expiration  Date

 
 

We Treat Them The Same

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We Treat Them The Same

Boys will be boys and girls will be girls… right?  The short short WE TREAT THEM THE SAME mixes live action and animation to look at how we gender kids – unintentionally. Cast includes Oscar Nunez (The Office), Anita Barone (Curb Your Enthusiasm), and Phil LaMarr (Futurama).

 

Those Yellow Ribbon Blues

Those Yellow Ribbon Blues

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A Charlie Chaplin-esque short film about the misadventures of a couple hoping to reunite, THOSE YELLOW RIBBON

BLUES was shot on 8 mm film in sequence when Burton was 14 years old.

50 Women At Yale 150

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These short vignettes feature excerpts of interviews with Yale’s first undergraduate women - from the classes of 1971, 1972, and 1973 - supplemented by archival material.  The interviews took place as part of the 50th anniversary Oral History Project.

Burton directed the West Coast interviews in Los Angeles.

Yale alum Alexis Krasilovsky ‘71 discusses her time at Yale & its effect on her career as an award-winning filmmaker & academic.

 
 

A Future Wish

 
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A Future Wish

When a girl's wish to meet her future self comes true, her grown up self is not at all what she imagined. This film addresses how much society can change - or not - during a person's life.

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