There's no substitute for doing the hard work. In fact, that's the most rewarding part of the process.
READY TO SET SAIL
Decades of experience producing first rate film and video communications around the globe.
Anchored in reality, but prone to optimism and the lure of a great story waiting to be told.
ron bourke films
A few of my favorite projects. Many more can be viewed elsewhere on this site.
Special Olympics - Sponsored Documentary
HP - Customer Reference Video
1440 MULTIVERSITY Introduction
Writer, Director, Producer
I balance my work as a filmmaker between well-chosen commercial projects and independently produced documentaries. But whatever the film or video might be, it all comes down to a well-told story. Is the subject compelling? Is the media and format the most appropriate means of delivery? Is there a clear call to action? Commercial clients at CMD Agency have included Intel, HP, JELD-WEN and Microsoft. Documentary projects have explored issues of acculturation, ethics, the arts, education and healthcare. But no matter what the assignment, my preference is to communicate in simple, straightforward, human terms.
Although I routinely work on projects across the US and the Americas, the majority of my corporate work has been in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. I’m a duel US and Irish citizen and hold passports from both countries. I make my home in lovely Portland, Oregon.
Selected honors include: Gold World Medal – New York Festivals International Television and Film Awards; several Cine Golden Eagle awards; Gold Medal – Houston International Film Festival; Crystal Award of Excellence - Communicator Awards; Gold Camera - International Film & Video Festival; American Film Institute Independent Filmmakers grant; Nichols Fellowship in Screenwriting quarter finalist; Official Selection at more than a dozen recent US and international film festivals.