Chris Burgess has been in the film industry for 14 years now, working on titles such as, The Mummy, Gladiator, Batman Begins, Casino Royale, Harry Potter, The Bourne Ultimatum, Robin Hood and Sherlock Holmes. Has worked his way up the career ladder to become a 1st Assistant Director. His first love has always been anything to do with filming, be it still or motion. He is currently a stills photographer and director working in Sri Lanka and the rest of world.
He will be speaking on the topic: “Don’t be scared to Film”, in accordance with our theme “Powerful Beyond Measure”. In a day and age where technology plays a huge part in day to day life, there is no holding back from venturing into this field. The idea is to empower the youth to believe in their ability, and to be able feel confident about moving into new fields such as the film-industry.
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