Yari Film Group Navigation
Neil Burger

Film Profile
Neil Burger (Writer / Director) is the writer and director of The Illusionist, starring Edward Norton and Paul Giamatti. His screenplay is based on "Eisenheim the Illusionist" by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Steven Millhauser.

Burger also wrote and directed Interview with the Assassin (2002), winner of Best Feature Film at both the Woodstock Film Festival and the Avignon Film Festival and nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards, including Best First Film and Best First Screenplay. Before that, he directed commercials for the likes of Mastercard, IB, and ESPN. Burger was also chosen to create a series of television spots for Amnesty International and their campaign for 'prisoners of conscience.' He began his film career by creating and directing the award-winning "Books: Feed Your Head" campaign for MTV, promoting language and literature.