For the past 27, filmmaker Robert Meyer Burnett found himself traveling the globe participating in just about every aspect of the film industry. Beginning as a Production Assistant on Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III, he soon found himself as one of the first Management Trainees under Warner Brothers Senior Vice President of Production Bill Young, allowing him to observe feature film production from the very highest level of a major motion picture studio.
He later brought his knowledge to Tony Gardner’s Special Makeup Effect shop, Alterian Studios, working on the likes of Army of Darkness, Cast a Deadly Spell, Sleepwalkers and the Swamp Thing television series.
Burnett also spent a number of years working as a professional story analyst, reading thousands of scripts at Silver Pictures, CAA, The William Morris Agency and Pierre David’s The Image Organization.
Narrowing his focus to actual film production, he began his feature editorial career recutting Charles Band’s Full Moon Entertainment’s Arcade. Throughout the 90s, he continued to edit a number of low-budget genre features, specializing in working with first-time directors and supervising the entire post-production process.
Burnett made his feature directorial debut with the 1999 award-winning cult favorite Free Enterprise, starring Emmy-Winners William Shatner and Eric McCormack, which he also edited and co-wrote. It took Best Feature and Best Screenplay at the AFI FEST.
In 2003 and ’04, he developed and Co-Produced Agent Cody Banks and its sequel, Agent Cody Banks: Destination London for MGM.
Beginning in 2000, he began writing, shooting, producing and directing content for special edition DVDs and eventually Blu Rays. His award-winning work appears on the discs for Fantasia, The Emperor’s New Groove, Snow White, Tron, Valley Girl, Star Trek V and Shoot ‘Em Up. In 2002, he formed his production company, Ludovico Technique, LLC, specializing in overseeing the content creation for huge, overseas productions. Ludovico spent months and sometimes years at a time in both New Zealand and Australia, embedded in such productions as The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Burnett also teamed up with acclaimed director Bryan Singer to create the Special Editions for The Usual Suspects, X-Men, X2 and Superman Returns
In 2009, Ludovico developed and produced its first feature film, The Hills Run Red, in association with Warner Premiere and Joel Silver’s Dark Castle Entertainment with Burnett as producer.
He went on to direct and edit five episodes of the HBO/Cinemax Late Night anthology series Femme Fatales.
From 2012 thru 2014, Burnett, wrote, edited and produced over 50 hours of additional programming for the HD restoration Blu-Rays for Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Enterprise. The seven seasons of TNG won 2 Saturn Awards.
2016 sees the release of three features he’s edited, the time travel thriller Paradox, the serial killer drama My Eleventh and the mystery I Know Where Lizzie Is.