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MARCH 18, 2021


The Black Museum sits down with the multi-talented writer, director, cinematographer, editor, VFX, composer, Anthony Scott Burns!

Stick around after our conversation for a screening of Burns’ sophomore feature, Come True (2020) (via a streaming service near you), with a filmmaker Q&A to follow!


DATE: Thursday, March 18th, 2021
TIME:  7:30pm EST

This event is free to attend, but we welcome donations to support our programming and the guest lecturer! You can contribute at the Universe ticket site linked above, or via https://ko-fi.com/blackmuseumto.


Anthony Scott Burns is a filmmaker from the new school, an autodidactic artist that derives inspiration from the simplest motivation: to create art on his own terms. He shoots, edits, scores, writes, designs, and completes the brunt of the post-work on his projects.

Born in Kitchener, Ontario, and based in Toronto, Burns has been drawn to filmmaking since a young age. He started his professional career in graphic design and was a Senior Designer at MTV Canada and worked in the commercial sector before focusing on his original films.

He first made his name known with the self-release of the viral fan short film TRON: DESTINY in 2011 and followed it up with the short MANIFOLD, which went on to world premiere at the 2013 Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas. The “tech-noir narrative” starred iconic character actor Stephen McHattie and was widely celebrated on the circuit and on release. The attention garnered from his shorts brought Burns into the mix for a number of A-list projects and led to him being called “the next big thing” by the Hollywood Reporter. In 2014 he directed an episode of Vincenzo Natali’s show Darknet and in 2016 he contributed to Kevin Smith’s horror anthology HOLIDAYS with the acclaimed segment Father’s Day. Burns’ feature debut OUR HOUSE world premiered at the 2018 Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal and was released later that year by IFC Midnight.

In 2020 Burns’ sophomore feature, COME TRUE, starring Julia Sarah Stone (HONEY BEE) and Landon Liboiron (Blumhouse’s TRUTH OR DARE), was selected to world premiere at the digital edition of Fantasia, and bought by IFC midnight for a 2021 release.

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