David Burris is an American filmmaker, television producer, writer and musician. He directed the feature film The World Made Straight and the short film The Side of the Road, which he also wrote. He was the executive producer on CBS's Survivor and a writer on the USA/SyFy series Good vs. Evil. As a musician, he was a founding member and songwriter for Sire/Warner recording artists Jolene and a recording and touring member of Mercury/Polygram recording artists The Veldt.