Thomas Burke

Filmmaker & Content Contributor  


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Austin, TX (USA)
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Thomas Burke is an award-winning filmmaker and editor based out of Austin, Texas. He has spent over the last decade freelancing in various production roles including film directing, acting, producing and editing. Early in his career, Thomas received his B.B.A. in Digital Media Management from St. Edward's University. Upon graduating in 2013, he joined a two-year apprenticeship with the Austin Film Festival - working as an assistant editor for 'ON STORY' - AFF's two-time Lone Star Emmy award winning series. Today, Thomas works as the lead editor for an independently owned science and health-based news organization. He is also a daily contributor at Found Footage Critic, the world's most complete source of found footage horror films.

Inspired by…

  • Gus Van Sant, Lars von Trier, John Erick Dowdle, Denis Villeneuve, S. Craig Zahler, Nacho Vigalondo, Clint Eastwood, Christopher Nolan, Leigh Whannell, Terrence Malick, Yorgos Lanthimos, Kôji Shiraishi, Adam Green, Jonas Åkerlund, Ari Aster, Josh Trank, and the Duplass Brothers

Favorite Genres

  • Horror | Found-Footage

Favorite Films

  • The Place Beyond the Pines, SLC Punk!, Donnie Darko, Brigsby Bear, Room, Interstellar, Super Dark Times, Brawl in Cell Block 99, Brink!