“Brilliant Luna Park at night, Coney Island. New York’s great pleasure resort.” 1903. The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection. The New York Public Library Digital Collections.

KEVIN BURKE PRODUCTIONS, founded in 2018 and based in New York City, exists to create films, as well as other documentary content, that move, illuminate, and inspire. Its founder and CEO is a Harvard-trained historian with a passion for revealing the past in ways that celebrate our common humanity, explore the complexities of characters and events, and connect rising generations to the long, and deep, story of our country and world, whose future chapters they will write. For more than a century, film in particular has been a universal medium for entertaining audiences with stories that teach about the power and resiliency of the human spirit. It is in that tradition that Kevin Burke Productions seeks to make and share works of artistic and cultural value that help us see what is possible in individual lives and in society as a whole. In the projects we pursue, especially documentary films, we will look for stories of action and reflection, courage and vision that are grounded in truth even as they inspire us to reach for our dreams.


  • A man and child watch Arturo Toscanini conduct on television, 1952. The New York Public Library Digital Collections.

Our Aims

●  Find and Create Compelling Stories
●  Celebrate Humanity
●  Demonstrate and Enable Empathy
●  Practice Kindness and Humility
●  Work Hard
●  Encourage Collaboration
●  Strive to See and Follow the Inner Light


I am of old and young, of the foolish as much as the wise,
Regardless of others, ever regardful of others.
          —Walt Whitman, “Song of Myself,” Leaves of Grass (1855)

Portrait of Walt Whitman, around 1870. The New York Public Library Digital Collections.