(2016) (United States)

Student Narrative (USC Graduate School of Cinematic Arts)

Screening Block A, Wednesday 4/19 @ 7PM

On Time is a proof of concept piece from the larger feature script, Rough Around The Edges, which made it past the 1st round of The Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab. The script follows Renee Johnson’s larger arc through the loss of her child, juvenile dependency court, and gaining back her daughter.



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Directed by Xavier Neal-Burgin, written by Tiara Marshall

Xavier Burgin attended The University of Alabama before being accepted into USC’s School of Cinematic Arts for TV & Film Production. He nurtured his creative process there, discovering a love for writing and directing.

Now, he’s a Sundance Lab Fellow with a following of 57,000 via twitter, an HBO Short Film Finalist, and Ryan Murphy Television Half Foundation mentee.

Xavier’s filmography has been accepted in The American Black Film Festival, HBO Short Film Competition, Raindance Film Festival, Urbanworld Film Festival, LA Shorts Fest, Anchorage Film Festival, Burbank International Film Festival, Sunscreen West Film Festival, and many more.






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