Neil Burger

Neil Burger
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Neil Burger Biography

After attending the Greenwich Country Day School in Greenwich CT, Burger graduated from Yale University with a degree in fine arts and later became involved with experimental film in the 1980s.

Burger, who directed and wrote Interview with an Assassin, won Best Feature for the film at the Woodstock Film Festival. Interview with the Assassin was also been nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards, including best First Feature.

Burger recently filmed The Illusionist, which he adapted for the big screen from the Steven Millhauser short story, "Eisenheim the Illusionist." The Illusionist premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. The film also opened the 2006 Seattle International Film Festival and had a limited release in theaters on August 18, 2006. Read Full Bio >>

Neil Burger Awards

2007 Independent Spirit Awards Best Screenplay The Illusionist (2006). Nominated
2007 USC Scripter Award The Illusionist (2006). Nominated
2003 Avignon Film Festival USA Interview with the Assassin (2002). Won
2003 Independent Spirit Awards Best First Feature Interview with the Assassin (2002). Nominated
2002 Woodstock Film Festival Best Feature Film Interview with the Assassin (2002). Won

Neil Burger Photos

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    "Limitless" New York City Premiere - Arrivals

  • Neil Burger and Robert De Niro

    "The Dark Fields" Filming at 21st and Market Streets in Philadelphia on May 12, 2010

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