“Shurge… uses the early comedy to lure audiences in and then uses his genuine understanding of the human psyche to reach them emotionally.” -Film Threat (Review: Stuck)
Corey Shurge (pronounced “surge”) is a Los Angeles-based writer/director whose viral short films have received over 35 million views online and screened at Oscar-qualifying film festivals including Austin and HollyShorts.
Before moving to L.A. via Toronto, Corey worked on hit Canadian primetime dramas such as CTV/NBC’s Saving Hope and CBC’s Republic Of Doyle. He made his return to his indie film roots with the short romantic dramedy STUCK, which premiered at the 2018 HollyShorts Film Festival and has received over 34 million views on Short Of The Week’s YouTube channel, making it the most watched film in the short film curator’s history and one of YouTube’s most watched live-action short films ever. His latest film, LUGHEAD, had its World Premiere at the 2019 Austin Film Festival and has received over 1 million views on Omeleto’s YouTube channel.
Most recently, Corey served as showrunner of the hit iHeartRadio scripted podcast series, Solve, which became the #2 overall show on the Apple Podcasts charts with over 3 million downloads.