A Q&A with BURDEN Director Andrew Heckler

The notion that the truth is stranger and more compelling than fiction has become so rote that it obscures the meaning of the phrase. We’re often more captivated by the truth not because the real world naturally fosters more interesting plots, but simply because it’s the truth. Facts transmit their own kind of alchemy to a story. A writer easily could have invented the plot of Andrew Heckler’s debut film BURDEN, but we’d never believe it.

BURDEN tells the true story of Mike Burden, a South ...

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