Martyn Burke works in a multitude of worlds, moving between novels, films, and documentaries. He has published six highly acclaimed novels, has recently won the Peabody Award the International Press Academy Auteur Award, and has been nominate for Emmys, Directors Guild, and Writers Guild awards for his feature and television films. He has made award winning television and theatrical documentaries including the Academy Award-short listed Under Fire: Journalists in Combat, and on other topics ranging from traveling carnivals to terrorism.
Pirates of Silicon Valley
Nominated for 5 Emmys, WGA and DGA awards, TNT’s hit film captures the joyful madness of the early days of the computer wars between a young Steve Jobs and Bill Gates.
Stars Noah Wyle and Anthony Michael Hall. Both funny and historic, the computer age dawned in the 1980’s with rock music as its soundtrack and a long-haired Steve Jobs and a nerdy Bill Gates waging war on each other. This cable movie became a huge hit, still playing around the world and being used in college courses everywhere.
The cult classic that parodies spy movies of World War II, directed by Abrahams and Zucker -- the team behind Airplane, Naked Gun, Ruthless People. This time Zucker and Abrahams are
spoofing, most notably, Elvis films and WWII spy movies. Val Kilmer stars as Nick Rivers, a handsome American 50s-style rock and roll singer. While performing in East Germany, he falls in love with a beautiful heroine and becomes involved with the French Resistance.
George Orwell's classic tale of farm animals rising up against their human owners only to establish a totalitarian regime as brutal and corrupt as any human society. Manor Farm becomes a world where all animals are equal -- but some
are more equal than others. Produced and directed the award winning team that brought you Babe.
A socialite (Madeleine Stowe) who has just
discovered she is the daughter of a murdered Mafia chieftain (Anthony Quinn) seeks revenge, aided by her father's faithful bodyguard (Sylvester Stallone).
In the legendary Anthony Quinn’s last film, a funny and poignant love story emerges between a ditzy socialite and the hulking body guard of a murdered mafia boss in a tale that stretches from New York to the mafia homelands of Sicily.
James Earl Jones and Dennis Leary head an all-star cast in this biting HBO political satire. When it is announced that orphans from Pakistan are going to live in Idaho, the Governor declares that
the borders are closed to immigrants. The dimwit President reacts by initiating a stand-off that puts the orphans in the middle of the conflict. Meanwhile, News Net is on the story and is willing to do anything to get the facts. But soon, the Governor of Idaho doesn't care about the Constitutional problems anymore. All he cares about is getting back the love from his mistress, a Mexican immigrant working for News Net.
Peter O'Toole and David Hemmings star in a riveting look at the political perils of staging a coup d'etat. A group of army officers angered by the corrupt brutality of the current government, finally decide that for the good of the country they must overthrow the regime. However, the planned coup's leader, an
infantry colonel, finds that in order to get the support he needs he must work with people he neither respects nor trusts, and soon comes to believe that their main opponent, the country's fearsome chief of the secret police, has planted a spy in their midst. Based on the book by Edward Luttwak.