Chad Burris


Chad Burris

Chad Burris produced the award-winning films Goodnight Irene by writer/director Sterlin Harjo which screened at the Sundance Film Festival, Berlin, Tribeca, Los Angeles Film Festival, Aspen Short Fest and many other notable festivals around the world and Four Sheets to the Wind by Harjo. Burris was awarded the Sundance Institute’s Mark Silverman Award for 2007 for his work on independent film projects and is in development on three other feature films. Burris is a graduate of the University of Tulsa Law School, where he received his J.D. with an emphasis in Indian Law. He devoted much of his time in law school toward developing programs that would attract, through federal economic development incentives, film production to lower income areas of Oklahoma and other states.

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