The Inspiring: Anthony Scott Burns


Where do I start. Anthony Scott Burns (also known as PILOT PRIEST) is one hell of a talented individual so it's hard to pigeon hole him. He's got skills in filmmaking, visual effects and music. And probably a bunch I don't know about too.

I've known about Anthony's film work for a while. From his TRON inspired short Destiny to the recent titles for OFFF Barcelona he directed with Ash Thorp (below). 

But it wasn't until I finally looked up his music (as PILOT PRIEST) and gave it a good listen that I would truly feel the inspiration flow. 

Holy shit. Amazing.

His album Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (love the title) has to be the best collection of sonic sex since Daft Punk's Alive 2007.  Not to mention the wealth of singles he has floating around on his site. I've had my favourite tracks (most of them) on repeat for the last several months all while kicking myself for not having found it sooner. I've written countless scenes and stories in my head (one very Blade Runner inspired robot noir) as the sounds filled my ears. Everyday. Never getting tired and always getting inspired. So do yourself a favour and don't wait any longer, head over to pilotpriest.bandcamp.com and give this man some money so we can hear more. I have and will continue. 

What's also truly inspiring about Anthony is the level he executes in multiple passions. He takes the age old saying "jack of all trades, master of none" and shoves it up its own ass. It's inspiring when I myself refuse to believe that you can only be good (or great) at so much and then see someone like Anthony rock many talents so expertly.

Thanks for the inspiration, Mr. Priest. Keep it up.

And keep the tracks coming too, please.

 

Check out two of my favourite tracks below and the rest of Anthony's film work here.