Peter Mackie Burns

Director

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Sean Gascoine
Associate Agent: Amy Sparks

Film, TV & Theatre

Peter Mackie Burns is an award- winning director whose films have screened on over two hundred festivals including Berlin, Venice, Telluride, Busan, SXSW.

MILK, starring Oscar winner Brenda Fricker, won numerous awards around the world including the Golden Bear for Best Short Film at the Berlin Film Festival in 2005. The film has played at over one hundred international film festivals and has been broadcast in many countries.

He directed a Coming Up for Channel 4 called THE SPASTIC KING from a script by Jack Thorne. The TV film was both The Guardian and Time Out magazine’s Pick Of The Week.

COME CLOSER, an essay film, is a series of vignettes focusing on the lives of a dozen people with quite startling intimacy. The film was described as “A Tour de force” by the Herald and was selected for the London Open City International Documentary Festival 2012.

DAPHNE, Peter’s debut fiction feature, premiered at Rotterdam in Jan 2017 and played at SXSW. The film starring Emily Beecham won Best Screenplay Award at the Valetta International Film Festival and also Best Female Performance in a British film at EIFF and Torino IFF and was released in September 2017 by Altitude Films.

RIALTO, Peter's second feature starring Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Tom Glynn-Carney and Monica Dolan premiered at the Venice International Film Festival, in the Orrizonti Competition in September 2019. 

Peter is currently developing film and television projects for The Bureau. He also has a comedy drama television series in development with Hat Trick Productions. 

Film

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RIALTO

2019

The Bureau Films

Director
* Nominated for Queer Lion, Venice Film Festival 2019
* Nominated for Orrizonti Award for Best Film, Venice Film Festival 2019

DAPHNE

2017

The Bureau Films

Director
* Winner of Best Screenplay, Dinard British Film Festival 2017
* Winner of Best Performance in a British Feature Film (Emily Beecham), Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017
* Winner of Best Actress (Emily Beecham), Nominated for Best Feature Film, Torino International Film Festival 2017
* Nominated for Best Actress (Emily Beecham), British Independent Film Awards 2017
* Nominated for Politiken's Audience Award, CPH PIX 2017
* Nominated for Best Female Newcomer (Emily Beecham), Empire Awards 2018
* Nominated for Best Actress (Emily Beecham) & Best Supporting Actress (Geraldine James), Evening Standard British Film Awards 2018
* Nominated for British Actress of the Year (Emily Beecham), London Critics Circle Film Awards
* Nominated for Golden Eye: Best International Feature Film, Zurich Film Festival 2017

Television

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THE SPASTIC KING

Channel 4 / IWC

Written by Jack Thorne

Short Films

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MILK

BBC / Autonomi

Winner of The Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival

RUN

Autonomi

Played at Telluride International Film Festival

In Development

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SIREN'S CALL

Hat Trick Productions

TV Series

THE BREAK

The Bureau Films

Feature Film

WINDFALL

The Bureau Films

Feature Film

Documentaries

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2011

Autonomi

90mins. Writer/Director