For the past three years William Burke has had a successful relationship with HBO Productions. His most recent achievements include the cult Science Fiction late night series FORBIDDEN SCIENCE which was broadcast on Cinemax in the USA and in Canada on TMN and Movie Central, as well as international sales through Tricon Films. Though the series was intended as an erotic series it has grown a following among Science Fiction fans and is currently being aired on SPACE in Canada.
He also produced the TVO/ Knowledge/CTF documentary film CORPUS, which was selected for the Montreal World Film Festival.
Forbidden Science was followed by two seasons of LINGERIE, a more traditional late night series that was originally slated to shoot in Las Vegas, but has completed its second successful season shooting in the Toronto area.
Bob Conte VP of HBO Films has called FORBIDDEN SCIENCE the “jewel in the crown of late night series” and considers LINGERIE the smoothest production he has ever worked with.
The paranormal series CREEPY, which he created has had a successful international run on the UK based Zone Media family of networks. The series now airs in twelve countries.
For the past fourteen years Mr. Burke has been active in a wide range of motion picture and television productions in Los Angeles and New York and Toronto. He began his professional career as a Cameraman with UNITED NATIONS TELEVISION, but quickly moved into production on New York based feature films, working his way up from Assistant Director to Production Manager.
Upon moving to Los Angeles, he began a three-year association with the Playboy Entertainment Group. During this period he produced fourteen feature films, among them: Money Drop, Loves Hidden Talent, Hollywood Sins, Corporate Fantasy, Web of Seduction, The Awakening of Gabriella, I Like to Play Games, Too, Loveblind, The Key to Sex, Testing the Limits, I’m Watching You, Night Calls 2, Passions Revealed, Sheer Passion, and The Night that Never Happened. He also produced and directed music videos for the Japan based Pony Canyon Records, whose artists included X-Japan and Amuro Namie, as well as the Los Angeles Rap label Solar Records. Burke was also in demand as a Line Producer and Assistant Director working on an array of large and small features; among them the Los Angeles unit of Get Carter, as well as Producing the successful series Sexy Urban Legends for Playboy TV.
He gambled on his own creative skills by directing and self-Financing a documentary television pilot entitled American Mystery Tour, which was picked up by Canada’s CTV Network and under its new title Creepy for three successful seasons with Mr. Burke as the primary Director.