Bruce Burgess

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Bruce Burgess
Occupation filmmaker
Years active 1987–present

Bruce Burgess is a documentary filmmaker.

Burgess has written, directed and hosted a series of documentary specials on conspirational subjects like Bigfoot, the Bermuda Triangle, ancient history, alien abductions, as well as on the British Royal family, CIA assassinations and global terrorism.

In 2002 Burgess formed a Los Angeles based production company, Bluebook Films, with René Barnett, and in 2004 wrote and directed his first 35mm short film Rosbeef which premiered "out of competition" at the Cannes Film Festival. Burgess and Barnett also worked together on Bloodline.

Career[edit]

Born in London, England in 1968, Burgess studied at Hill House School in London, then Harrow School, before starting his own charity in 1986, EDUCAID, raising money through schools for Bob Geldof’s Band Aid Trust.[citation needed]

In 1988 Burgess handled the launch events and promotion of the London Daily News for Robert Maxwell.[citation needed]

From 1988-90 he worked for BreakMarketing, a subsidiary of Harvey Goldsmith Entertainments working on promotion, marketing and sponsorship with Luciano Pavarotti, Madonna, Elton John, Eric Clapton, George Michael, Level 42 and Michael Jackson.[citation needed] He was also the youngest ever producer of Peter Boizot’s Soho Jazz Festival.[citation needed]

From 1990-93 he was asked to be managing director of Unique Public Relations in London, representing major clients from both the UK and US, including Snapple Beverages, Amalfi restaurants, Panini Publishing, Maxwell Communications, Tobacco Dock Development, The Duke of Edinburgh's Awards Scheme, The Trocadero Centre and Heller Macaulay Equities.[citation needed]

From 1993-1999, he was Chairman of Transmedia Productions, which he built into Britain’s fifth largest independent production company.[citation needed]

In 1996 Burgess created the London Restaurant Awards, which later became the ITV London Restaurant Awards. In 1998 Bruce founded the first ever London Restaurant Week with American Express and The London Tourist Board.[citation needed]

In 1998 Burgess was asked to become a media adviser to the Conservative Party by the Rt. Hon. William Hague.[citation needed]

He was interviewed on Nightline about his film Bloodline.[1]

Awards[edit]

Burgess has won awards for his BBC documentary Sabina’s Story (1998),[citation needed] as well as his expose of the terror group ETA in Bombs & Basques (2001) for Channel 4 in the UK.[citation needed] His film on Area 51, Dreamland was voted best documentary by UFO Magazine in 1998, and top of the ‘viewers choice poll’ of TLC Channel in 2003.

Criticism[edit]

Burgess directed the documentary Dreamland,[2] an alleged exposé of the secret Pentagon facility known as Area 51, that was described as an example of uncritical reporting:

"...infuriating nonsense to mark the 50th anniversary of the crash at Roswell, New Mexico. The usual suspects are rounded up to tow their party lines (Stanton Friedman, Bob Lazar, et al.) and producer/director/would be intrepid presenter Bruce Burgess does absolutely nothing to question what he's being told or even point out the idiocy of some of the arguments."[3]

Filmography[edit]

  • Bloodline (2008), writer/director
  • Rosbeef (2004), writer/director

Television[edit]

  • The Secrets of the Alchemists (Forbidden History, 1:6, 2013) writer/director
  • The Treasure of Solomon (Forbidden History, 1:5, 2013) writer/director
  • The Mystery of the Giants (Forbidden History, 1:4, 2013) writer/director
  • The Bloodline of Christ (Forbidden History, 1:3, 2013) writer/director
  • The Third Secret of Fatima (Forbidden History, 1:2, 2013) writer/director
  • The Lost Treasure of The Templars (Forbidden History, 1:1, 2013) writer/director (shown on Yesterday channel)
  • The Ark of the Covenant Revealed (2004), director
  • Desert Blast (2003), director
  • In Search of the Holy Grail (2003), director
  • Bigfootville (2002), director
  • Network of Terror (2001), director
  • Bombs & Basques - In the Firing Line (2001), director
  • The Bermuda Triangle Solved (2001), director
  • The Real Jack the Ripper (2000), director
  • William: A King in Waiting (2000), director
  • Broken Dagger (2000), director
  • Raising the Titanic (1999), director
  • Rocket Men (1999), director
  • Crossing the Line-Sabina’s Story (1998), director
  • Bulletcatchers (1998), director
  • The Lost Ark (1997), director
  • The Royal Soap Opera (1997), director
  • Dreamland (1996), director
  • William: The Making of a King (1996), director
  • Impact Earth (1996), director
  • The Uninvited (1995), director
  • The Cattle Files (1997), director
  • Raw 94 (1994), director
  • The Restaurant Show (1993), director

References[edit]

  1. ^ Baker, Brent (2008-05-06). "ABC Ignores Bigfoot, UFO Films of Jesus-Debunking Documentarian". CyberAlert. Media Research Center. Retrieved 2008-05-09. 
  2. ^ Dreamland, Transmedia and Dandelion Production for Sky Television (1996).
  3. ^ "Dreamland [1996] - Review @ EOFFTV". Eofftv.com. 2009-01-01. Retrieved 2012-02-13. 

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