Brad Bernstein is a writer, producer and director who spent fourteen years in long-form documentary production before co-founding Corner of the Cave Media in early 2012. One of his recent documentaries is a 98-minute theatrical release that he directed, produced and wrote through the Cave entitled Far Out Isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story about the subversive and perverse Alsatian illustrator and author Tomi Ungerer. First Run Features picked up North American rights, Paris-based Le Pacte is handling French distribution and International sales (non-English), and PBS Distribution has scooped up English-speaking territories outside of North America. Far Out had its theatrical opening in New York at the esteemed Lincoln Plaza Cinemas on June 14th and in Los Angeles on June 21st at Landmark Nuart and will play in at least twenty other American cities in 2013.
Brad’s television work is also focused on documentaries. He is currently the staff writer for VH1’s Emmy Award-winning doc series Behind The Music and has also produced and six episodes of the series, mostly recently BTM: Ludacris. Brad is also co-director, executive producer and writer of Real Change: Artists For Education, a one-hour prime time special that aired on CBS on April 23rd, 2013 that includes interviews and performances with Pitbull, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Lady Antebellum, Jason Mraz, Quincy Jones, Matthew Morrison and LMFAO. Season Two is currently in production and will also incorporate some of the biggest and brightest names in music and entertainment including Ludacris, Tony Bennett, Jennifer Hudson and others and is set for air in 2014.
Through the Cave, Brad is also currently directing and producing a ten-camera, live concert and documentary adaption called Jazz and the Philharmonic which features Bobby McFerrin, Chick Corea, Dave Grusin, Terence Blanchard, Shelly Berg and the late and legendary Phil Ramone. The special will air nationally on PBS on February 28th, 2014 @ 9pm.
Also in 2014, VH1 will air a 90-minute special entitled ATL: The Rise of the Dirty South, a documentary conceived of and created by Corner of the Cave that details the rise of the hip hop sound in Altanta, a city which has now become the game’s center of gravity. The “Rock Doc” special will feature everyone from Ludacris to T.I. to Georgia Congressman John Lewis.
Brad served as Supervising Producer on an original, six-part documentary series called Saved for Animal Planet that aired in Fall 2011. He was also Supervising Producer on Recording: The History of Recorded Music, an 8-part documentary series shot in high-definition that traces America’s history since Thomas Edison invented the first sound recording device in 1877 to the Internet. The Executive Producers include Impresario Quincy Jones, the late, great legendary record producer Phil Ramone, and Miami-based producer Larry Rosen, and contains interviews with Phil Spector, Billy Joel, Norah Jones, Chuck D, Clint Eastwood, BB King, Flea, Paul Simon, Smokey Robinson and many other musicians and artists.
Brad was Coordinating Producer on ESPN’s highly acclaimed documentary series Rites of Autumn: The Story of College Football, a 10-hour production narrated by Burt Reynolds; was a producer on In Focus, a 36-part Fox Sports documentary series hosted by esteemed broadcaster Dick Enberg; was a producer on Between the Lines, a four-hour original series for A&E hosted by Robert Downey, Jr. that featured President Jimmy Carter, Priscilla Presley, Martin Sheen and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton; and was producer and writer of MSG Profiles, an 8-part biography series on the New York Knicks and Rangers. He has also written and produced shows for MTV, YES, PBS and other international networks.
Brad has no pets, but if he were to, he’d have an English bulldog.