Bernie is an internationally acclaimed director.
His most recent awards include a Bronze lion @Cannes in the film category, a Silver Clio in New York & a wood/bronze Pencil at the D&AD awards in London to name only a few.
Having over 25 years experience in the film and animation industry, a unique outlook on art direction, casting and shot selection is sculpted by years as a traditional animator.
Successfully directing commercials and campaigns for the likes of KFC, Unilever, ING, Cadbury's, LEGO, Ferrero, MERCK, Samsonite, Mitsubishi Electric, IKEA, Coca-Cola, Target, Pier 1, ChildLine, Yakult, Nestlé, Fanta and Amazon.
Originally from South Africa, Bernie has lived and worked around the globe, from Johannesburg to Moscow, Auckland to Paris, London to Stockholm, Prague to New York and most places in between.
When he’s not traveling around the world, Bernie spends his time between Denver, Colorado & New York City.
2018 ING_Human Salaries EFFIE -Romania ’Silver -Campaign
2017 'Mitsubishi Electric' American Advertising Awards USA -Gold- Cinematography
2017 'Mitsubishi Electric' American Advertising Awards USA -Silver -Best Commercial
2017 'Mitsubishi Electric' ADCP USA -best TVC in show
2016 'Samonite/ Samdex' D&AD London/UK -wood/bronze 'film'
2016 'Samonite/ Samdex' One Awards NY/USA -finalist 'film'
2015 'Samonite/ Samdex' New York Festivals NYC/USA -bronze 'film'
2015 'Samonite/ Samdex' EuroBest Awards -bronze 'film'
2016 'Samonite/ Samdex' PIAF Czech Repl. -bronze 'story'
2015 'Samonite/ Samdex' Clio NYC/USA -silver 'film'
2015 'Samonite/ Samdex' Cannes Lion -bronze 'film'
2015 'Samonite/ Samdex' Golden Drum Slovenia -gold 'film'
2015 'Samonite/ Samdex' Epica Awards france -bronze 'film'
2015 'Samonite/ Samdex' London Int. LIA -finalist 'best director for a campaign'
2015 'Samonite/ Samdex' Lürzer's Archive [film section]
2015 'M-Pesa Man' TVC & Print featured @ Vitra Design Museum/ Guggenheim- Berlin
2014 'World of Tim Burton' Bronze Art Director's Club- Czech Republic
2013 'This Crowded Thought' ,Cushelle, Turkish Airlines -Int. Motion Festival Cyprus
2013 'This Crowded Thought' Salon de Refuse Ottawa International Animation Fest.
2013 'This Crowded Thought' platinum Pixie Award (US)
2012 'This Crowded Thought' @ Best of the world- Hiroshima Animation Festival
2010 PWT Wellington Bronze -AWARD award (Australia)
2007 MTN ‘Skinny’ Silver – Loerie Awards (South Africa)
2006 Childline ‘Love me love me not 2nd place VUKA (South Africa)
2004 Doom ‘Bugs’ illustrations – D&AD Award (UK)
2003 Childline ‘Lucy Moonflower’ Silver Lion Cannes festival (France)
Best Professional Animation VUKA Award (South Africa)
2001 To Man from God –Short Film Bronze NTVA (South Africa)
1999 Channel O idents 2x Avanti Awards / 11x NTVA Awards (South Africa)
1995 Lithium Music Video 4x NTVA Awards (South Africa)