Fourth-grader’s film a huge hit at Irvine International Film Festival

Nate Burns “Super Movie” earned him a first place award in the K-6 category at the Irvine International Film Festival. Courtesy photo
Nate Burns “Super Movie” earned him a first place award in the K-6 category at the Irvine International Film Festival. Courtesy photo

MURRIETA- Ten-year-old Nate Burns, an Antelope Hills Elementary School student, is already making his mark as a movie producer and director, a dream he had since first grade. His latest film creation, “Super Movie” earned him a first place award in the K-6 category at the Irvine International Film Festival, but it isn’t his first award.

Young Nate Burns, when he was just a first-grader, woke up one morning and ran in to tell his parents he wanted for make a movie. He asked them what he needed to do. His parents, always the encouragers, told him, “Write a script!” So he did. After writing his script for the “Super Movie” he gathered all his friends and a camera and began filming his first movie while in the second grade. his movie. The movie was about his favorite subject, superheroes.

His cast and crew included Timothy “Teach” Jones as the “President of the United States,” Paul Brumund as the “Mad Scientist,” Emma Burns as the “Mad Scientist’s Assistant,” Faith Edwards as a “Superhero,” Kadin Smith as a “Superhero,” and Nate Burns as the protagonist and of course “Captain of the Superheroes.” Unaware they soon would soon be featured in some international film festivals.

Most of the scenes were shot in Temecula and Murrieta with young Burns actively involved in every aspect of the movie including the screenwriting, directing, acting, editing and postproduction.

Super Movie. Courtesy photo
Super Movie. Courtesy photo

“Super Movie” has since screened at the Temecula International Film Festival winning a third place in his age category and another third place award at the award and at the Seattle International Children’s Film Festival.

“Super Movie”’s most recent award was the first place award in the K-6 Category at the Irvine International Film Festival.

Speaking about his achievement at Irvine Burns said, “I was honored to win at the Irvine International Film Festival and honored to meet all of the actors, directors and filmmakers. I want to thank my cast and crew and also the Lord for helping me get through this movie and win awards!”

Burns is currently in production on his second movie. In the future Burns plans to obtain some acting jobs and then eventually transition to directing when he gets older.

To learn more about young Nate Burns go to https://twitter.com/Nathanael_Burns, www.nateburns.com or www.facebook.com/Nathanael-Burns-211099299225201 . He can be reached at (951) 816-6234 or by email at [email protected].

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