Martyn Burke is an accomplished Canadian filmmaker, author, and screenwriter. He has directed several feature films, including the critically acclaimed “The Last Enemy” and “The Astronaut’s Wife”. Burke has also written and produced several award-winning documentaries, including “Lost in the Amazon” and “A Journey to the End of the World”.
Burke was born in Toronto in 1956 and was raised in Montreal. He attended Concordia University, where he earned a degree in film and video. After graduating, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in filmmaking.
In the 1980s, Burke wrote and directed several made-for-television movies, including “The Execution” and “The Killing Ground”. He also wrote the screenplay for the horror film “The Unborn”.
In the 1990s, Burke directed his first feature film, “The Last Enemy”, which starred Dennis Hopper. The film was a critical hit and earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Director. Burke followed up “The Last Enemy” with the sci-fi thriller “The Astronaut’s Wife”, which starred Johnny Depp and Charlize Theron.
In addition to feature films, Burke has also written and produced several award-winning documentaries, including “Lost in the Amazon” and “A Journey to the End of the World”. He has also written several books, including “The Art of the Documentary” and “The Art of the Feature Film”.
Throughout his career, Burke has received numerous awards, including the Genie Award for Best Director for “The Last Enemy”, the Golden Globe Award for Best Director for “The Astronaut’s Wife”, and the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Screenplay for “The Unborn”.
Martyn Burke is a highly talented filmmaker who has made a lasting impression on the film industry. His work has been praised by critics and audiences alike, and he continues to be a respected filmmaker in Hollywood.