Film/TV

 

Television Series

​COMEDY AFTER DARK starring Mike Burke (1992-1994)

****** ALL 100 EPISODES ARE AVAILABLE ON YouTube! ********

This was the show that started it all for me. I was just a young teen when I created this comedy talk-variety show. The studio was in the basement of my home. We had a band, a cast, sometimes an audience, and I had an announcer\sidekick. For over two years we taped 100 episodes, seven TV movies, and we even did a show in front of The White House with me as Former President Bill Clinton! We went into this show not knowing a thing about television production or how to produce a show. To despite that, our show quickly rose in the ratings all the way to number one! We became the most watched show in our cable channel’s history! For the people of the shoreline of Connecticut, they got to watch a bunch of friends have a lot of fun making others laugh. This all started as a dream for me and proved to me and everyone else that dreams really do come true! I will always cherish those days I worked on that show and always hold a special place for it in my heart.


SPEED DATING HELL

* Web Series * Written, Produced, Directed by Mike M Burke * Starring Mike M Burke & Szilvia Kovacs

In this comedy web series, Szilvia has decided to spend a day Speed Dating hoping to find the right man. She will soon learn that is easier said than done and find herself in pure hell! You are about to meet the men that no woman would ever want to date! Sadly for Szilvia….she is about to date all of them! Don’t miss all 9 episodes of this very funny web series!

LESSONS FROM THE FACTORY

* Web Series * Written, Produced, Directed by Mike M Burke * Starring Mike M Burke & Szilvia Kovacs

In this comedy web series we explore some of the strange people we come across in our jobs. In Lessons From The Factory Mike Burke and Szilvia Kovacs play two characters who interact with each other in humorous ways in scenes based on real work place events and behavior. Sometimes it may seem too hard to believe, but it isn’t! Each episode will have you have laughing and maybe relating as well! Don’t miss any of the seven episodes now playing!


NOSFERATU’S CRUSH
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Starring Mike M Burke, Malissa Longo, John Gaydos, Angalisha Marie, Lady Altovise, Kristy White, Sylivia Kovacs, Xaviera Desgrottes, Sami Malin, Chiko Mendez, Mac Gray, Robert Rickenbacker, Priscilla Jones, Katie Kyle Roche

What if Nosferatu from the original 1922 film had a descendant and was living in America in the 21st century? What if two FBI agents were watching his every move because of his unusual resemblance to the movie icon? What if people were being attacked by an unseen bloodsucker? What if the FBI blamed him? What if he had to hire a lawyer and as it turned out she was very pretty and very hot? And what if Vlad Dracula developed a crush on his hot lawyer? What if she had an obnoxious boyfriend that Vlad Dracula hated? What if someone would make a movie that answered all of these questions and did it in a very humorous way in a film that looks and feels like a horror movie with some scenes of horror and had lot’s of great looking women, a funny looking vampire guy, another very funny guy who hates Dracula and has some very funny lines, oh and then three other funny guys that do a very funny scene with three very pretty girls who happen to be sexy vampires who are in love with Dracula and live with him? What if you could watch all this in a movie? Hey you know what? What if this was all available on DVD in a movie that you could watch anytime you want? Wouldn’t that be great?

Thought so. Nosferatu’s Crush; A vampire love girl who’s dating a obnoxious guy with other vampires and FBI agents chasing the vampire kind of story…Now on DVD…For your enjoyment. Oh the Evil Vampire woman is also kind of scary in a very sexy vampire woman kind of way!

 


ONCE UPON A MIDNIGHT DREARY
COLOR /112 MIN /SURROUND SOUND/ 1:85:1 WIDE SCREEN
Mike M Burke, M. Wickers Stone, Kim Swennen, Krista Kujat, John Gaydos, Mike Lane. Israel Colon
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In the town of Dreary no one is safe from the evil that lives here. It lurks behind every tree and in the dark shadows of every room. No matter where you go no matter where you try to hide it will find you. These are some of the many stories of evil finding and terrorizing it’s victims.

A young pretty girl’s car runs out of gas. Her only option to finding help is to go through the woods. It is night and she has no flashlight. So she goes through anyways but soon she will find out she is not alone and what finds her will more horrific than anything she could have ever imagined.

Max Crena is the host of his own midnight radio talk show. He hopes for a better time slot than midnight and his frustrations are getting the best of him. His show feels boring and uneventful until now. Sam, a mysterious caller, has a big surprise in store for Max.

Tom Paterson sells life insurance and he also happens to be an awful man. He beats on his wife and scams his clients. Actually he kills them. As he gets rich off his dead victims life seems pretty great. That is until a mysterious man in black begins to appear sometimes appearing out of thin air. Whenever Mr. Paterson commits a crime the man in black appears. Tom begins to freak out and wonders if the man knows what he has done. Who is the man the black? Is he real? Tom along with his wife will soon find out in a bone chilling visit to their home when the man will reveal himself and make an offer they will never forget.

It is a cold moonlit night. The power has gone out and the only source of light is the flame of a candle. Suddenly, out of the darkness, a horrifying moan is heard. It sends chills up the spine of Henry Ashton. He waits for the horrible moaning. All he hears is the wind. Moments go by and the moaning is now closer. So close it appears to be very close by. Henry doesn’t want to but he knows what he must do. He rises from his desk and heads outside. A shimmer of moonlight shines through the graveyard next to Henry’s house. Suddenly in that shimmer of light Henry sees something that will give him nightmares for the rest of his life. In that shimmer something horrific stares back at him. Something evil, putrid, and ghastly sits within the graveyard and it has brought a trail of terror, horror, and much grief that will haunt Henry until the day he dies!

Once upon a Midnight Dreary will take the audience to places they thought they would never go. The stories will lead them down a path that they thought they had figured out but will be shockingly surprised by the outcome. It is dark and very creepy at times. Be sure to draw the shades and lock the doors you never who or what might show up at your front doorstep!


ONCE UPON A MIDNIGHT DREARY II
Starring Mike M Burke, Nella Vinci, Sandra Elizabeth Rodriguez, Silvia Kovacs
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Welcome back to a town you were warned to stay out of. You didn’t listen so you will once again pay the price. This time we have five scary stories that all happened in the evil town of Dreary. You were warned the first time so now you’ve been warned again! Beware, this time you may never escape!

This time a man confronts his demons and that includes the one in his closet that visits him on a stormy night!

A young woman decides to face her fears head on by walking through the very forest where her sister was found mutilated. Little does she realize someone or something plans on making history repeat itself.

A mysterious explosion rocks the town and now four neighbors are out in search for possible victims. What they found instead is something out of this world.

Written, Produced, Directed by Mike M Burke

Music by Kevin MacLeod


EYE OF THE PARANOID
COLOR / SURROUND SOUND / 73 min /
Written, Produced,Directed MIKE M BURKE
Stars Mike M Burke, Darlene Rogers, Jennifer Wetmore, Sandra Elizabeth Rodriguez. Featuring Nella Vinci, Sylvia Kovacs, and Abby Wathen.
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Famous horror author Jonathon Grant (Mike M Burke) is in a horror story of his own. He believes his wife Sara (Darlene Rogers) has gotten involved with an evil cult who have meetings and rituals out in the deep dark forest. Jonathon has become so paranoid about his wife he begins to follow her and that’s when he begins to see things out of the ordinary. Talking trees, an evil creature in the river, voices in the woods, and a mysterious woman (Sandra Elizabeth Rodriguez) who has warnings for Jonathon.

To make matters worse his therapist claims that this is all in his head and that his paranoia is getting the best of him. He believes Jonathon is covering up the fact that his wife may be cheating on him.

Does Jonathon Grant suffer from paranoia? Is his wife part of an evil cult or is she having an affair? Are all the evil things in woods real or is it all just in Jonathon’s head? The answer to these questions will not be what you think!

This digital feature is a dark horror film full of surprises. With its incredible scenic images, involving soundtrack, and fantastic cast, it will have you locking all the doors plus with it’s Twilight Zone meets Alfred Hitchcock type ending it will leave you in shock!

 

 


MURDER AFTER DARK

COPYRIGHT 1999 / COLOR/ SURROUND SOUND/ 85 MIN/ Written, Produced, Directed By Mike M Burke. Stars Mike M Burke, Candice Mannachia,
Patricia Poindexter, K. Peterson

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A woman is brutally murdered in a small unassuming New England town. It will now be up to Detective William Stockwell (Mike M Burke) to find the killer before others are die.

As the investigation begins Detective Stockwell will learn that a town that seemed so normal is anything but. Each and every suspect not only had a reason to kill the victim , none of them has a believable alibi for the night of the killing. This leaves Detective Sockwell even further from finding the killer. Along the way he gets help from Sheriff Bob (K. Peterson) and Officer Nicholson (Patricia Poindexter).

This low-budget independent movie features a great blend of mystery, comedy, and elements of horror. Watch Mike Burke play five characters in his debut film. With it’s great visuals this movie brings the audience in and features an ending so shocking you will be talking about it for years to come!

 


 

MURDER AFTER DARK; Part 2
COPYRIGHT 1999 / COLOR/ SURROUND SOUND STEREO/ 85 MIN/ Written, Produced, Directed By Mike M Burke. Stars Mike M Burke, Candice Mannachia, K. Peterson, Patricia Poindexter.
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Our story starts off where the first one ended. This time revealing a lot more than what we thought. The murder of Margaret Ray was not just a random killing but part of a larger story.

In this follow up to “Murder After Dark” things begin to happen which blows a hole into the solved case of the Margaret Ray murder. With the killer behind bars everyone should be safe, right? Officer Nicholson (Patricia Poindexter) doesn’t think so. She tries to convince Sheriff Bob Shirley (K. Peterson) that the killer behind bars is working with someone or may even be innocent. Sheriff Bob doesn’t want to hear it. But while he ignores officer Nicholson the body count rises. No one is safe in the town of Deep Woods. No one!

As the killer eliminates all possible witnesses it becomes a race to the end to stop the killings and get to the truth behind who really killed Margaret Ray and why she was killed.

The entire cast is back in this more dramatic and dark sequel. It is full of horror, mystery, and drama, with a splash of comedy. In part one you were given a shocking and surprising ending but that is nothing compared to the ending you will see here.


MURDER IN HARBER WOODS
Murder After Dark; Part 3
COPYRIGHT 2000 / COLOR/ SURROUND SOUND STEREO/ 73 MIN/ Written, Produced, Directed By MIKE BURKE.
Stars Mike M Burke, Jennifer Wetmore, Ryan Burke, K. Peterson
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Somewhere hidden behind the trees deep within Harber Woods a blood thirsty killer waits. Waits for the moment his next victim will appear. His mouth salivates with anticipation but his wait won’t be long.

The body count rises as a serial killer is on the hunt and it will be up to Detective William Stockwell (Mike M Burke) to find out the identity of the killer and stop him before others die.

As Stockwell tries to beat the clock things go terribly wrong. Stockwell’s close friend Cecilia Ray (Jennifer Wetmore) and a small group of people head out into the woods for a special project only to get lost. Now Stockwell must find them before the killer does only it may be too late!

This is the third film in the Murder After Dark series and it is the most terrifying. In keeping up with the style of the first two films not only will this movie scare but make you laugh as well. This film has an ending more unbelievable and more shocking than the first two. You will not believe who the serial killer is! You must watch this film and be sure to lock the doors and stay out of the woods!

 


MURDER BEFORE DARK
Murder After Dark; Part 4

COPYRIGHT 2003 / COLOR/SURROUND SOUND / 2 HOURS 12 MIN/ Written, Produced, Directed By MIKE M BURKE
Stars Mike M Burke, Darlene Rogers, Jennifer Wetmore, K. Peterson.

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In 1998, Margaret Ray was brutally murdered but it was the conspiracy that surrounded the death that was most shocking. Now for the first time go back in time and see the story unfold as it leads up to the point where the first film began.

Our story takes place from 1991- 1998 and leads up to the murder of Margaret Ray. We begin with Detective William Stockwell (Mike M Burke) and his partner Detective Laura Brown (Darlene Rogers) being called back to their hometown to investigate a mysterious disappearance. Sheriff Bob (K. Peterson) hopes they will find the missing person as well as to how he became missing. They will go through all sorts of twists and turns. Each road leading them nowhere. The case just gets more bazaar by the minute.

Meanwhile Margaret Ray( Jennifer Wetmore), who has no self control, finds herself sleeping around town. Three of these men she would develop a strong relationship with. One of these men, unknown to her, is full of pure evil and would kill her without a second thought!

Mayor Tubby Wilson (Mike M Burke) has a secret of his own. He is involved in a big drug cartel that involves top town officials and a US Senator! The mayor is only a puppet though. A puppet for a mysterious person who only appears in dark shadows never revealing their identity. When this person identity is finally revealed it will more shocking than anything in all of the Murder After Dark films to date!

This is the most compelling, thrilling, film in the series. They hold nothing back. This is also the final film in the series. The twists and turns will have you in need of a chiropractor! In keeping up with this series tradition the films ends with the most shocking ending out of all the films. No one will see this coming. It will be talked about for centuries to come!

 


AND SO IT GOES

A series of short stories tells the tales of love found,
love rediscovered, love lost, and love unattainable in this comedy/drama.
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LOVE ON A STICK: 
Stars Mike Burke & Nella Vinci

Charlie is in love with Marion. Marion can care less about Charlie. Charlie will do whatever it takes to get Marion to notice him, including acting like an idiot. Marion will resist all of his charms. Charlie doesn’t know how to give up. This romantic-comedy brings us back to the past to the old silent films of the early 20th century. It will have you laughing from start to finish and have you rooting for Charlie as he tries to get the girl. Big question is, will he? And how? You’ll be very surprised by the outcome!

PORCELAIN FACE:
Starring Mike Burke & Nella Vinci

Have you ever walked passed someone that caught your eye? You are immediately attracted to them but you have no idea what you should say. Should you just continue to walk past this person? What if this person is the one you have been looking for? What if this is the person who will change your life for the better? What happens if you just walk away? This is the story of that very situation with a new twist. The entire story is done as a poem. It will tell the story of a man who sees a woman and then needs to decide what he will do next. We will go inside his head and hear his every thought. This film has a unique flow as it tells a story that so many can relate to and done in a whole new way.

MR. & MRS. HALL:
starring Mike M Burke, Sandra Elizabeth Rodriguez, K. Pete

After many years of marriage things are just falling apart. A couple who once loved each other deeply now hate each other. He thinks he’s Elvis Presley. She likes to sleep around, with the whole neighborhood!. He can’t stand how she eats food. She can’t stand how he breaths. He can’t stand her voice. She can’t stand his, well, everything. Now in order to save their marriage they will spill it out all over a therapist. Their session will be so intense the therapist will need therapy. This comedy will go into the life of Mr and Mrs Hall through one therapy session and have you laughing all the way to the end credits.

 


FORREST CREEK

 1 Hour 46 min/5.1 Digital Surround sound / Color / 2:25:1 ASPECT RATIO/Drama
Stars  Mike M Burke,  Nella Vinci,   John Gaydos
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Everything seems perfect for Dale (Mike Burke) and Danielle (Irena Geo). They are in love and happy. No one would ever have predicted the fate that lied ahead.During a beautiful summer night Danielle suddenly vanishes. No clues except for her cell phone are left behind. All fingers point to Dale as he was the last to see her. For Dale his nightmare has just begun.

The only person who he trusts is his lifelong friend Tracy (Nella Vinci). As time passes by she tries unsuccessfully to help Dale accept the fact Danielle is never coming back. Dale refuses to listen and so begins his obsession to find her. Dale puts everything he has into finding her and proving to all that not only did he not kill her but she did not choose to leave.As the police investigate Tracy tries everything to stop his obsession but Dale refuses to stop. His dreams begin to speak to him and he has visions that help guide him to the truth. Tracy thinks that he has snapped but what Dale will uncover will be so unbelievable and shocking it will bring the town of Forrest Creek to it’s knees.

This film is a dark dramatic mystery that will go in many unexpected directions. It will go deep inside the emotional turmoil of a very sad man, challenge his determination, and test his deep love. It will challenge the abilities of a determined Police force, test the power of friendship, and test the ability of living life when it seems not worth living anymore.

Written, Produced,Directed by Mike M Burke


Mike M Burke’s
MULTIPLE PERSONALITIES

 ONE ACTOR, ONE FILM, 25 CHARACTERS
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MIKE BURKE TAKES ON HIS BIGGEST ROLE EVER! 25 DIFFERENT CHARACTERS! IN THIS COMEDY MIKE BURKE IS A ONE MAN SHOW. NOT ONLY DOES HE PLAY ALL 25 CHARACTERS BUT HE ALSO SERVES AS THE ENTIRE CREW. THIS EXPERIMENTAL FILM PLAYS LIKE THE ONE MAN STAGE SHOWS THAT MANY GREAT COMICS HAVE DONE.

ALAN PUTTS HAS DIED BUT WHO IS ALAN PUTTS. HIS FRIENDS, FAMILY, AND THOSE WHO SURROUNDED HIM AT SOME POINT IN LIFE WILL GET TOGETHER TO TELL HIS STORY AND WHAT THEY REMEMBER ABOUT HIM. SOME HAVE NICE THINGS TO SAY AND SOME DO NOT.

WE WILL LEARN ALL ABOUT THIS INTERESTING MAN. WAR HERO, RADIO DJ, ADDICTED TO SUGAR PACKETS, AND HE CAN WHISTLE OUT OF HIS… WELL YOU’LL FIND OUT.

DON’T MISS THIS MOCUMENTARY FULL OF COMEDY AND A SPLASH OF DRAMA.


VALEZ

COPYRIGHT 2003 / WIDE SCREEN / COLOR / SURROUND SOUND / 93 MIN
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Fernando Valez invites you to his spectacular stage show! All is welcome! One problem however. Who is Fernando Valez? Mike, Kim, and their film crew are asking the same question as they search for the identity of this mysterious performer. Along the way the answers they find seem to take them further away from the truth. Is he a plumber, circus freak, amazing guitar player, or pigeon whisperer?

Don’t miss this must see comedy featuring a cast of unforgettable characters. Warning: Due to symptoms of uncontrollable laughter you may need to wear a diaper while watching this movie.

Starring Mike M Burke, Kim Swennen, M. Wickers Stone, John Gaydos, Krista Kujat, and more…..

Written, Produced, Directed by Mike M Burke

 

 

 


THE CHRISTMAS ANGEL
A Story of Hope

Color, Drama, 1080 HD, 16:9 wide, 60min
Stars Mike M Burke & Sandra Elizabeth Rodriguez
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Sometimes when we are in our darkest hour something unexpected comes along that changes everything. It’s Christmas Eve and a lonely man is making his way through a horrible snow storm when he comes across a woman sleeping under a thin blanket. In a selfless act the man takes off his warm jacket and covers the woman. He then continues home where he will sleep in a cold house that has no working heat. The next morning when he awakes his entire life will change.This is a story of hope.

Also features the comedy “A Thanksgiving Day Nightmare” which tells the true story of a Thanksgiving meal gone terribly wrong.

Written,Produced, Directed by Mike M Burke


BEYOND THE WALLS

COLOR/5.1 DOLBY DIGITAL, HD, 61min, COPYRIGHT 2011
Written, produced, directed by Mike M Burke.
Starring Mike M Burke and Szilvia Kovacs
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Most houses contain our secrets within it’s walls. Most homes are a safe place for us to live. This is not one of those homes.

In this house the walls hold the souls of the dead. In this home once you move in you never move out!

Mike M Burke and Mystic Night Pictures presents a movie where strange nightmares keeps you awake at night and strange noises in the house keeps in fear all day.

 


SCENES FROM A BENCH

Color, B&W, Comedy, HD, 5.1 Dolby Digital, 77min
Stars Mike M Burke and Szilvia Kovacs
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Throughout the centuries dating has always been a challenge however in the 21rst century it’s taken on a whole new dimension. Speed dating allows someone to date numerous people all within one night and online blind
dating brings their own box of horrors.

In the comedy SCENES FROM A BENCH you will watch one woman meet a variety of the most unusual men during a speed dating session that never goes well. You will also see a man go on a blind date that will literally be a date from HELL!

This is a film of lessons. Lessons on love, Lessons on life, lessons on behavior between Men and women in the work place, and most importantly that dating in the 21rst century is pure HELL!

Written, Produced, Directed by Mike M Burke

Music by Kevin MacLeod