Bernard is an award-winning filmmaker, specialising in wildlife films. He is producer, director, creative director, executive producer with over 35 years experience. He started as a graduate trainee at the BBC in 1983, where he later became a producer director, series producer and executive producer over 21 years. In 2004 he formed his own company Aqua Vita Films. he has worked in a variety of TV genres and also made short dramas and worked with scriptwriters in the creation of full feature movies.
His innovative and imaginative approach has been central to his work ethic and success. He has worked as a director in a variety of productions from live studio to factual programmes, including "blue-chip" natural history documentaries and series for prime-time BBC ONE, BBC TWO, BBC FOUR, Channel FIVE, RTE ONE and international broadcasters such as National Geographic Channel, Animal Planet, Nature (WNET/PBS) Smithsonian Channel and Terra Mater. He has worked with great talent, like Sir David Attenborough and Kevin Spacey, as well as many others. His decades of experience brings a fresh and original approach to making films, pushing boundaries and style.
Creative story telling, talent and project management and a trusted team player is central to the success of all his productions.
Bernard is available to work as a freelance executive producer, producer, director, as well as self-shoot director (with Red Helium 8K), writer, and consultant.
"My life's passion is making films. I've learned that by working with the best creative teams we can tell immersive visual stories that changes our perspective of the world both intelligently and emotionally."