C. Burfict is an Austin-based filmmaker and educator in media production. He entered the MFA film program at The University of Texas at Austin in August 2015, after serving as a site director of clinic operations in healthcare for four years.
Prior to his appointment as a healthcare administrator, Burfict served as an independent contractor of the film and television industry for three years. He has since produced national branding content for Toyota, Jaguar, and Mitsubishi Motors, while dually serving as camera and set production for ABC, NBC, TLC, Superbowl XLV, and independent feature films.
Burfict is a member of the Austin Film Society and registered filmmaker with the Texas Film Commission. He has been acknowledged for his documentary work on homelessness and genre narrative shorts including Protocol (2017), involving ethical law enforcement practices. His research interests include improving the global response of race and class equity, the diversification and evolution of independent film production, and the development of immersive narrative storytelling through alternative technology. He has served as a technician for the University of Texas Cockrell School of Engineering, the OHD Corporation, Video Tech Services, and Home Surveillance distributors.
Burfict began his academic career at the Waldorf School, where he currently serves as a 3rd year instructor of digital arts and cinematography. He is currently completing his master of fine arts degree at the University of Texas while developing his brand, Spectrum Studios.