John Burish

John Burish
John Burish – The Reverend

John Burish is an actor, writer and director with experience in both stage and film and is one of the founding members of the Annex Film Group. John developed a passion for filmmaking with his grandparents super 8 camer a as a pre-teen in Indiana. After moving to LA, he studied acting at the Meisner-Carville School of Acting with Martin Barter. John quickly fell in love with the theater and went on to play such roles as: Scoop in “The Heidi Chronicles”, Bradley in “Carbondale Dreams”, the lead in Dennis McIntyre’s “Modigliani” and Sid in “Waiting for Lefty” among many others.

John has also written and directed many short films including the Annex’s “Coffee Daze”, “A Real Doozy”, recently selected to the 2009 Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series, and “Robbie’s Withdrawal”, which received the My Festival Best Short Award at the 2008 Seattle International Film Festival. John has appeared in many films including starring as the homeless Joe in “Project Joe” and as the ruthless “it” assassin, Jake Bishop in “Tag”. He can also be seen in the western “Wolves” and as the maniacal boss in “Trade”.

John and fellow member Trevor Boelter received honors for their feature length screenplay “American Sumo”, which was selected as a semi-finalist in the 2006 Slamdance Screenplay Competition.

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