Neil Burger


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Neil Burger is an American film and television director, writer, and producer. Most recently, he wrote and directed Voyagers (2021), starring Colin Farrell, Tye Sheridan, and Lily-Rose Depp. He is also known for The Upside (2017), Divergent (2014), Limitless (2011), and The Illusionist (2006). For television, Burger directed and executive produced... See full bio »

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Divergent Director
(2014)
The Illusionist Director
(2006)
The Upside Director
(2017)

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 2021 Voyagers (producer - produced by)
 2015-2016 Limitless (TV Series) (executive producer - 22 episodes)
- Finale: Part Two!! (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Finale: Part One! (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Hi, My Name Is Rebecca Harris (2016) ... (executive producer)
- A Dog's Breakfast (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Bezgranichnyy (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2016 Allegiant (executive producer)
 2016 Billions (TV Series) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- Naming Rights (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Pilot (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2015 The Divergent Series: Insurgent (executive producer)
 2007 The Lucky Ones (producer)
 1987 Our World (TV Series) (associate producer - 1 episode)
- Gone with the Wind: Making of a Classic... (1987) ... (associate producer)
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Other Works:

Created and directed public service announcements for the MTV "Books: Feed Your Head" campaign promoting reading.

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6' (1.83 m)
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When I was younger, I wanted to own a circus and create this bizarre revue that went from town to town. I suppose, in a way, I got my wish because when you're working on a film, you're in a traveling circus. See more »

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Began his film career by creating and directing the MTV "Books: Feed Your Head" campaign promoting reading, featuring such actors as Sherilyn Fenn, Aidan Quinn and Timothy Hutton. See more »

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Small budget, highly creative films

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