A chess champion in his youth, Brandon Burrows
, principal and founder of shingle Firebrand
, approaches producing like a chess game. His love for film sparked at an early age when his father owned a video store. His producing credits include “Gallowwalkers
” with Wesley Snipes
, “The Perfect Weapon
” starring Steven Seagal
” with Dolph Lundgren
. He created, wrote and produced “Pups Alone
” starring Jennifer Love Hewitt
and Rob Schneider, and executive-produced Western “The Last Son
” with a cast led by Sam Worthington
, Machine Gun Kelly, Thomas Jane
and Heather Graham
. He’s written the next two action thrillers he’ll be producing.
How has your world class chess-playing skills informed your producing endeavors? Do you find it useful when it comes to negotiating deals with agents, talent, sales and other areas?
There’s an old saying: Not all artists are chess players, but all chess players are artists. Chess is not just a creative game,