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.
Commissar Report

Pirates of Silicon Valley
Director, Writer

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.

Commissar Report

Top Secret - Co-writer

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

Animal Farm, Writer

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

Avenging Angelo - Director

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).

The Second Civil War - Writer

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

Power Play - Director Writer

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