Tom Burke

Tom Burke

Tom Burke has been making film and video projects of varying scales and styles for over a decade. Working primarily in the documentary form, he frequently assumes a shooting director role, and will often also contribute to the editing process of his own films. He has been able to mix factual television projects with more aesthetically driven Screen Ireland funded short form docs in recent years. Regardless of format or output medium, the goal is always the same; telling great stories to the highest narrative and visual standards, and always with respect for those in front of the lens.

His projects often mix local and global concerns – large stories told in microcosm.This has given him the experience of shooting in over thirty countries in a variety of conditions. He brings an array of skills to bear on working within small communities, collaborating with his subjects to ensure that the lms which emerge portray a reality that they can recognise.

Tom is a member of Screen Producers Ireland and the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland.


    • Losing Alaska
    • Breaking News (Short)
    • Generation Sex (TV)
    • In Bed With The Irish (TV)
    • The Fisherman (Short)
    • The Liberties
  • Sculting Life (TV)
  • Home on the Island
  • An Toileáin sa Bhaile (TV)

Latest News

Florence Pugh in Sebastian Lelio's The Wonder Sebastian Lelio’s The Wonder kicks off principal photography in Ireland - Principal photography has begun on Sebastian Lelio's The Wonder, adapted by Emma Donoghue, Lelio and Alice Birch from Donoghue's novel of the same name, and produced
Losing Alaska #Review: Losing Alaska - Losing Alaska is a riveting documentary charting the plight of working class people so far off the grid that they don’t matter to their representatives.
Losing Alaska #IrishAbroad: Tom Burke’s Losing Alaska to screen at the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) - Tom Burke's feature documentary Losing Alaska will receive its International Premiere at the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA).
Losing Alaska #IrishFilm: Tom Burke’s extraordinary looking documentary Losing Alaska to preview at IFI Doc Fest on September 29th - Tom Burke's feature documentary Losing Alaska will have an exclusive preview screening at IFI Doc Fest in the Irish Film Institute on September 29th.