BURNT DANISH PRODUCTIONS was founded by Bernadette Elliott (the Burnt) and Andy Denemark (the Danish) to provide a creative outlet for both of us as we juggle day jobs, families and everything else that life puts in the way of making movies.
Andy Denemark is a veteran broadcasting executive who, in addition to his role as a principal in Burnt Danish Productions, is a Vice President and shareholder at the United Stations Radio Networks. Denemark began his career in broadcasting as an on-air personality and Program Director in small market radio and quickly established himself as a key player in the burgeoning field of radio syndication. He joined NBC to assist the company in its rapid growth plans in network radio and rose to the position of Director of Programming for both The Source Network and the NBC Radio Entertainment Division. While at NBC he created and produced a number of successful series including "Live From The Hard Rock Café," "Flashback" and "The Jazz Show with David Sanborn" as well as countless live radio events featuring the biggest stars in rock and pop music. When NBC Radio merged with Westwood One, Denemark continued on in the capacity of Director of Programming until joining United Stations. At United Stations, he is responsible for dozens of programs and services in every radio format imaginable, and he has been the Executive in Charge of Production for shows featuring high-profile hosts including Alice Cooper, Dan Aykroyd, Ramsey Lewis, Lou Dobbs, Sammy Hagar, Little Steven Van Zandt, Leeza Gibbons and many more. At Burnt Danish, Denemark heads the music division, is involved in all company projects and contributes as a writer.
Bernadette Elliott has had a diverse media career that began in publishing with a stint in the marketing department at ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE. Taking what she learned, Elliott then expanded her entertainment experience by pursuing the field of national radio syndication at NBC Radio, DIR Broadcasting and others. While in radio, she was a contributor to the distribution of numerous high profile shows including THE KING BISCUIT FLOWER HOUR, THE ROBERT KLEIN RADIO SHOW and many one-time-only special events featuring such artists as Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton and many others. It was her radio career that led to her first film credit for NO NUKES - The Muse Benefit Concerts. She is a writer, producer and a principal of Burnt Danish Productions. Elliott also contributed to WW2002 a centennial celebration of Academy-Award winning filmmaker William Wyler. She and Denemark are developing a variety of film and television projects including psychological horror stories ADINA and DEAD TO ME, among others. THE SNOW PRINCE, written by Elliott and Andy Denemark, was sold to Enlightenment Films, Inc. An illustrated children's book based on their BLACK PETER screenplay is in the works. Elliott and Burnt Danish Productions produced a trilogy of short films with NEIL MITCHELL including American Car, Fambly Jambree and Bumper. After making the Top 20 finals of the 2015 Jameson First Shot contest, she moved from writing and producing into directing with partner Denemark on the short film A PERFECT FIFTH.