Brad Bernstein is a writer, producer and director who spent fourteen years freelance producing in New York and Los Angeles before co-founding Corner of the Cave Media in Miami in 2012.
His passion is in long-form storytelling, with fascinating characters and complicated narratives guiding his documentary productions.
Brad is currently show running a 2-hr documentary special on the Alcatraz Escape for the History Channel which will premiere in October, 2015.
With his partners at the Cave, Brad directed, produced and wrote ATL: The Untold Story of Atlanta's Rise in the Rap Game, a 90-minute "Rock Doc" special that details Atlanta's storied rise to the top of the hip-hop landscape. The ATL aired nationally September 2nd, 2014 on VH1 and had a memorable VIP Atlanta theatrical premiere as part of Ludacris's "Luda Day Weekend" (Chris also served as exec producer). Interviews for the special include T.I., Usher, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, civil rights pioneer and former Ambassador Andrew Young and so many other Atlanta legends.
Brad was also co-director and executive producer of Real Change: Artists For Education, a one-hour prime time special that aired on CBS and includes interviews and performances with Pitbull, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Lady Antebellum, Jason Mraz, Quincy Jones, Matthew Morrison and LMFAO.
In February, 2014 Brad directed and produced 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, legendary producer Phil Ramone. The special aired nationally on PBS in February, 2014 and can currently be seen online.
Brad's 2012 theatrical documentary Far Out Isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF 2012) and is a 98-minute biographical retrospective on the subversive and perverse Alsatian illustrator and author Tomi Ungerer. The film was nominated for a 2014 Producers Guild Award and has wide distribution: 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 venerable Lincoln Plaza Cinemas on June 14th and in Los Angeles on June 21st at the historic Landmark Nuart and played in at least twenty-five other American cities in 2013. It is currently available on iTunes, Netflix and on DVD.
Brad’s past television work has also focused on documentaries. He was the staff writer for VH1’s Emmy Award-winning doc series Behind The Music and has also produced six episodes of the series, most recently BTM: Ludacris.
In the Fall of 2011, Brad served as Supervising Producer on an original, six-part documentary series called Saved for Animal Planet.
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 record producer Phil Ramone, and the iconic music 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 also 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.
Back in 2000/2001, Brad's first, major long-form stint was as the 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.
He has also written and produced shows for MTV, YES, PBS, ESPN and other international networks.