Andrew de Burgh Talks About His New Film "The Twisted Doll" - Read Here!

Click Here to Read-->

As far back as I can remember, I’ve been a huge film fan. My early childhood favorites included “Small Soldiers”, “Toy Story” and “Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace”. I was fascinated with how the filmmakers behind these films created a fictional and believable world out of seemingly implausible stories. As I grew up, I realized that I wanted to be an actor and act in films that would inspire people across the world in the same way that films I had watched had inspired me. 

I worked exceptionally hard and took many acting classes. I was never one of the strongest students in class but I was determined to make a name for myself in the massive shark tank that is Hollywood. I was warned by many people over the years that pursuing a career as an entertainment professional was a worthless pursuit but I was determined nonetheless.

After graduating from Pepperdine University in 2012, I moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as an actor. Initially, things went well for me. I got a small role in the film “L.A. Slasher” starring Mischa Barton and “Guardians of the Galaxy” star Dave Bautista. I also booked other jobs including a national Vitamin Water commercial. Unfortunately, towards the beginning of 2014, I hit a wall where things weren’t going well. Negativity took over and Hollywood was seemingly becoming the shark tank I always feared it would be. 

After being persuaded by friends and family to channel my creativity into writing, I set out to write my first screenplay. It was a short script called “Just One Drink”. The script was about a beautiful woman with a dark secret who uses Facebook to lure two young men to her apartment for a New Year’s Eve party. It took four months to create a final version of the screenplay I was happy with. I then set out to make out the film. This would take many more challenging months but almost a year later, I was about to shoot the film. 

I had managed to cast Barbara Nedeljakova, one of the stars of the hit horror film “Hostel” as the lead (a major coup for a beginning filmmaker). I was going to act in it, direct and produce it. I was completely throwing myself in the deep end but I was determined to do my best and see what would happen. The shoot went really well and after the film was edited, I was ready to get it seen by as many people as possible but I knew all too well how competitive Hollywood was and I had no expectations. Luckily, I was blown away by the success the film achieved. In addition to several official selections at film festivals, the film got a 100% score on review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes, something that rarely happens for feature films, let alone short films! The film was also distributed as an editor’s pick by leading short film distributor Shorts International, the company that distributes the Oscar winning short films. As you can imagine, I was beyond ecstatic with how the film was received. A few months after this, I booked a series regular in the Emmy nominated teen drama series “Youthful Daze” and got to work with some daytime legends including Sarah Joy Brown, Sean Kanan, Melissa Archer, Carolyn Hennesy and Eden Riegel. Looking back, I’ve been fortunate to have had some very substantial luck over the years. 

Earlier this year, I was determined to make another film but was initially apprehensive since I didn’t think I could surpass the success my debut film had. I eventually took the plunge and I recently completed a new short film called “The Twisted Doll”. The film tells the tale of Pooja Chopra (Elisha Kriis), a disturbed young woman whose best friend Sarah sets her up on a date with Jack Gerrard (Isaac Anderson), assistant to crooked real estate tycoon Jeffrey Delap. After the two seemingly hit it off, they start dating. Three months later, chaos enters their relationship when Jack realizes that Pooja may not be who she purports to be. In addition to writing, directing and producing, I did cinematography and edited the film. It was a lot of work but I’m grateful I got the film made.

It’s an experimental film and with it, I aimed to make an intriguing film that combines early black and white silent film storytelling with a modern day psychological thriller twist. It’s inspired by many of my favorite directors, including Christopher Nolan, Stanley Kubrick and the legendary Georges Méliès. The film features a mostly synth score by Dan Sroka. Rising music star Shannon K wrote lyrics and did vocals on the final track. I’ve entered it into dozens of film festivals and sincerely hope people will respond to it positively. At the end of the day, the film and TV industry is absurdly tough but it’s important to keep on hustling whilst trying to remain positive at the same time. To the readers who are potentially considering a career in entertainment, go for it! You only live once and it’s important to do what makes you happy.


Comment Policy: Please read our new comment policy before making a comment. In short, please be respectful of others and do not engage in personal attacks.


Aaron O'Connell,2,ABC,6,Alexander Kiriakis,1,Alison Sweeney,1,All My Children,267,Ambitions,1,AMC,1,American Horror Story,2,Anacostia,1,Andi Mack,1,Anniversaries,221,Anniversary,1,Another Period,2,Another World,18,As the World Turns,112,Asunder,5,Auditions,13,Awards,12,B&B,2,Babies,96,Bad Hair,1,Best Dressed Star of the Week,13,Beth Maitland,1,Betty White,1,Big Brother,16,Birthdays,298,Blake Berris,1,Blue Bloods,4,Bones,1,Bookings,22,Brandon Victor Dixon,1,Caroline Spencer,1,Carolyn Hennesy,1,Casting,14,Casual,1,CBS,17,Chandler Massey,1,Characters of the Past,22,Chelsea Brady,1,Cherish the Day,1,Chicago Med,1,CMT,3,Code Black,2,Com,1,Comings & Goings,702,Conversations in L.A,3,Criminal Minds,11,Dance Moms,4,Dancing with the Stars,2,DAYS,6,Days of Our Lives,1559,Daytime Emmy's,63,Dear White People,1,Death,2,Deaths,66,Designated Survivor,1,Devious Maids,2,DOOL,5,Dynasty,6,Editorial,1,Education,3,Empire,10,End of Year,33,Engagement,10,Eric Kane,1,Erika Slezak,1,Events,11,Extra,4,Family Feud,1,Famous in Love,3,Fatal Attraction,1,Felisha Cooper,1,Feud,1,Films,59,Freddie Smith,1,General Hospital,1346,GH,1,Golden Girls,1,Gorden Kaye,1,Greenleaf,1,Grey's Anatomy,9,Guiding Light,168,Guy Wilson,1,Hallmark,61,Home & Family,9,House of Cards,2,How to Get Away with Murder,3,Hulu,2,If Loving You Is Wrong,83,Interview,2,Interviews,70,Iron Fist,1,Jane the Virgin,2,Jasam,1,Joseph Mascolo,2,Josh Bowman,1,Judi Evans,1,Juliet Mills,1,knots Landing,4,Kyle Lowder,1,LA>Vegas,4,Ladies of The Lake,7,Lethal Weapon,2,Life in Pieces,11,Lifetime,12,Linsey Godfrey,1,Liv and Maddie,1,Longmire,1,Lucifer,3,MacGyver,6,Mary Tyler Moore,1,Matthew Ashford,1,MCM,1,Michael Park,1,Miguel Ferrer,1,Misguided,2,Mothers,5,Movies,91,Movies 2017,32,Movies 2018,27,Music,41,Nashville,4,NCIS,10,NCIS: Los Angeles,8,NCIS: New Orleans,3,Netflix,10,News,1,OLTL,1,Omari Hardwick,1,Once Upon A Time,2,One Life to Live,189,OWN,187,Passions,91,Patrick Muldoon,1,People's Choice Awards,1,Performer of the Week,26,Port Charles,26,Power,38,Pri,1,Primetime,587,Primetime. The Rookie,1,Promo,79,Queen Sugar,9,Queen Suger,2,Rachel Melvin,1,Ray Donovan,1,Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,1,Reunions,22,Revenge,6,RHOBH,2,Robert Palmer Watkins,1,Robert Scott Wilson,1,Romance,86,Rumors,17,Ryan Paevey,1,S.W.A.T,2,Santa Barbara,29,Scandal,6,Scorpion,3,Series,9,Shanica Knowles,1,Single Mom A Go Go,1,Six,2,Sofia Pernas,1,Sonny Kiriakis,1,Spoilers,298,Spotlight,352,Star,3,Starz,26,Stefano DiMera,1,Suits,1,Sunset Beach,5,Supernatural,3,Susan Lucci,1,SWAT,6,Tainted Dreams,9,Take 2 for Faith,1,Teen Wolf,2,The Bold and the Beautiful,96,The 100,1,The Bay,24,The Blacklist,1,The Bold and the Beautiful,756,The Book of John Gray,1,The Fix,1,The Flash,1,The Golden Girls,1,The Good Doctor,7,The Green Ghost,1,The Haves and the Have Nots,177,The Last Ship,1,The Originals,1,The Price Is Right,7,The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,2,The Resident,3,The Rookie,1,The Talk,7,The Vampire Diaries,1,The Whispers,1,The Young and the Restless,1560,This Is Us,15,Time After Time,1,Too Close to Home,2,Tyler Perry,161,Venice The Series,5,Viki Lord,1,WCW,2,Web Series,40,Wedding,1,Weddings,32,Weekly Countdown,78,When Calls the Heart,19,Where Are They Now,1,Will Chase,1,Will Horton,1,Y&R,1,Young Artist Awards,1,Youthful Dayze,1,
Soap Opera News: Andrew de Burgh Talks About His New Film "The Twisted Doll" - Read Here!
Andrew de Burgh Talks About His New Film "The Twisted Doll" - Read Here!
Click Here to Read-->
Soap Opera News
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE CATEGORY ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow SHARE OR TWEET TO UNLOCK THIS! PLEASE SHARE TO UNLOCK Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy