“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. His viral short films have received over 25 million views online and screened at Oscar-qualifying film festivals including Austin and HollyShorts. He is known for writing character-driven stories and his unique brand of cynical romanticism.
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 25 million views on Short Of The Week’s YouTube channel, making it the most watched film in the short film curator’s history. His latest film, LUGHEAD, had its World Premiere at the 2019 Austin Film Festival and has received over 700,000 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.