Mark Childers

Mark is a founding partner of Pburnt Productions, LLC; a Boston based independent media group in 2006. Together, they have produced branding media across several industries in addition to a series of independent films. Mark has written and directed four short films that have played across major film festivals. Mark worked for Legal Sea Foods as a Communications Project Manager for several years, developing media for internal training courses for wine education and service training. He also Produced a cooking web series with Executive Chef, Rich Vellante.

 His recent film as a writer and director include A Dinner Engagement which was highlighted by BET’s Beyond the Lens series. He also directed The Waiting Room, which was part of the Doorpost Film Project. He currently serves as a Project Manager and a UX professional at Getfused, a Digital Marketing Agency.

For the stage, Mark wrote the book of the musical The Kid from Brooklyn, The Danny Kaye Story which toured regionally for two years in NY, Chicago, NJ, FL and a long run at the El Portel Theater in North Hollywood, CA. He is currently working with composer / lyrist Seth Bisen-Hersh on a book for a new musical, Love Quirks.


Kandace C. Cummings

What began as a company making short films as a hobby is now a company continuously creating media artwork which Kandace is excited to be a part of. As a cofounder, Kandace began her career with one goal in mind – to make movies. Fortunately, the lessons she learned from their film making career also proved that she could provide media for companies ranging from nonprofit organizations and small businesses to nationwide brands.

Beginning her career as an actress in 2006, Kandace has participated in a number of projects including independent films, local commercials and nationwide programs. She began Pburnt Productions alongside Mark Childers in order to bring their own creative ideas to life. Because of Pburnt’s team efforts, Kandace has been a part of producing over five short films, all of which are award winning.

Within the company, Kandace sees that the client’s needs are met from the moment they begin sharing their ideas until the final project is handed off. She is excited about her team, clients and the opportunity to turn her passion into a living.


Ryan Shelby

Ryan’s fascination with the moving image began with a double feature of "The Gods Must Be Crazy I and II" his father dragged him to as a child. His first short, "Love in the Laundro," was produced in his high school video production class. Ryan went on to graduate from the University of North Texas with a degree in film studies and a minor in photography.

Since moving to Boston, he has worked in nearly every facet of production. During his time at the UUA, Ryan helped to establish a series of marketing videos. Becoming a member of Pburnt Productions has allowed him to develop as an assistant director as well as an editor. While he understands there is always more to learn about the technical aspects of production, Ryan believes his greatest asset is his attention to detail.




Chip Nestor

Chip Nestor grew up on Boston’s North Shore. While attending Salem State College,the Film & TV Production minor offered there helped him transition what was a hobby into a true passion. Chip formed his own production company shooting training & wedding videos in the 80s & 90s. He expanded into industrial training videos, shooting and editing for the Boston based company, Legal Sea Foods.

Chip began working with two Boston-based production companies in 2008: Wild Beagle Productions and Pburnt Productions. He has served as Editor on 3 Pburnt Productions short films: “Karma’s Choice”, “You’ve Been Compromised”, and “A Dinner Engagement”, and an upcoming music video for Black Rose. Working with Wild Beagle Productions, Chip served as Assistant Editor on their maiden project, “27 Down”, as well as shooting & editing a behind the scenes featurette. In 2010, Chip signed on as Editor of Wild Beagle’s second feature, “CO2”, an environmental thriller.