Peter
Mackie Burns

Director

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

MILK, starring Oscar winner Brenda Fricker, won many awards around the world including the Golden Bear for Best Short Film at the Berlin Film Festival in 2005.

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.

DAPHNE, Peter’s debut fiction feature, premiered at Rotterdam in January 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. It will be released UK and US in October 2020.

Peter currently has a number of film and television projects in development with The Bureau, Hat Trick and BBC STUDIOS.

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Film

Director 

The Bureau Films
In development
The Bureau Films
In development
Rialto
World Premiere in Competition at Venice Film Festival 2019
Starring
  • Osy Ikhile
  • Tom Vaughan-Lawlor
  • The Bureau Films
    Daphne
    Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017 - Best Performance in a British Feature Film, Dinard British Film Festival 2017 Best Screenplay
    Starring
  • Emily Beecham
  • Anne Reid
  • The Bureau Films
    Run
    Telluride Film Festival 2006
    Autonomi
    Milk
    Winner of The Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival; Shortlisted for a Scottish BAFTA
    BBC
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    Television

    Director 

    Hattrick TV
    In development
    Writer Jack Thorne
    IWC for Channel 4

    Writer & Director 

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