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Vincent Burke: The power of local stories in film and television…

Vincent Burke: The power of local stories in film and television…

Interviews - 2017

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For roughly three decades Vincent Burke has been the man behind Top Shelf Productions. In that time he has helmed an impressive line up of screen projects. Among them are TV shows An Immigrant Nation, All About Eve, Cinema of Unease, Flatmates and Target.

In this ScreenTalk, Burke talks about:

  • Raising the finance, and being the runner, on his first short film Gordon Bennett
  • His personal connection to the documentary I Want to Die at Home
  • The emotional process of making documentary All About Eve, about HIV-infected child Eve van Grafhorst
  • Getting around a tight budget on reality show Flatmates
  • How consumer affairs show Target influenced regulations
  • The evolution of media commentary show Media7, now Media Take
  • The importance of local stories for our culture

This video was first uploaded on 22 November 2017, and is available under this Creative Commons licence. This licence is limited to use of ScreenTalk interview footage only and does not apply to any video content and photographs from films, television, music videos, web series and commercials used in the interview.

Interview, Camera and Editing – Andrew Whiteside