Martyn Burke

Martyn Burke

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Martyn Burke, film director,
B: September 14, 1952 in Hamilton, Ontario
Martyn Burke is a novelist and screenwriter who has directed many fictional and documentary films. The Pirates of Silicon Valley received five Emmy nominations including best writer, a Producers Guild nomination for best film and a Directors Guild nomination for best directing. In 2011 it was announced that he was working with HBO on the development of a new series titled Reds about Russia/Soviet Union spies living seemingly normal lives in the U.S. while sending secret information back to Moscow. His 2011 film, Under Fire: Journalists in Combat, was shortlisted for an Oscar® in November of 2011.

Official website


Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Carnivals (TV-1973)
The Clown Murders (1976)
Power Play (1978)

The Last Chase (1981)
Witnesses (1988)
The Pirates of Silicon Valley (TV-1999)

Avenging Angelo (2001)
Making Avenging Angelo (VR-2003)
The Meddlers (2004)

Under Fire: Journalists in Combat (2011)


TV Series – at least 1 episode of:
America at a Crossroads (2007)


Credits as a Screenwriter:
The Clown Murders (1976)
Power Play (1978)

The Last Chase (1981)
Top Secret! (1984)
Witnesses (1988)

Sugartime (TV-1995)
The Second Civil War (TV-1997)
The Pentagon Wars (TV-1998)
The Pirates of Silicon Valley (TV-1999)
Animal Farm (TV-1999)

Under Fire: Journalists in Combat (2011)