More Neil Burger Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Interview With The Assassin)Neil Burger was recently named one of FILMMAKER Magazine's 25 New Faces of Indie Film for his writing and directing debut, Interview With The Assassin. Neil is also an award-winning director of commercials, music videos, and documentaries. After graduating from Yale University with a degree in fine arts, Neil began his film career by creating and directing the acclaimed Books: Feed Your Head campaign for MTV. These one-minute movies promoted language and literature and featured actors such as Timothy Hutton and Aidan Quinn.
In 1995 Neil joined Ridley Scott and Associates, directing commercials for Mastercard, ESPN, Coca Cola and AMF - with basketball star Michael Jordan. He was also chosen to create a series of television spots for Amnesty International and their campaign for prisoners of conscience.
This year, Neil has written and is attached to direct the screenplay The Illusionist based on Pulitzer Prize winner Steven Millhauser's story Eisenheim the Illusionist. Brian Koppelman and David Levien (Rounders, Knockaround Guys) who produced Interview with the Assassin will also produce The Illusionist. Neil is repped by the Endeavor talent agency.
Bio courtesy Magnolia Pictures for "Interview With The Assassin" (13-Jan-2003)