Creative Director & Executive Producer
Brad Bernstein is a writer, producer and director who spent two decades producing in New York, Los Angeles and Miami before moving to Austin, TX in 2016. With the Texas Crew Productions acquisition of his Miami-based company, Corner of the Cave Media, Brad is now a principal at Texas Crew and serves as TCP’s creative director and executive producer.
Brad’s work in 2017 includes a number of series and specials: "The 44th President: In His Own Words," a 2-HR documentary on President Obama for History; "The Dark Files," a 2-HR conspiracy special for History; a six-part crime series for Oxygen called "The Disappearance of Maura Murray" that aired six consecutive Saturday’s.
Other notable shows in Brad’s past include:
• Showrunning a two-hour documentary for History called "Alcatraz: Search for the Truth." The special aired October 12, 2015, receiving high ratings and wide publicity.
• Directing, producing and writing "ATL: The Untold Story of Atlanta's Rise in the Rap Game," a 90-minute "Rock Doc" for VH1 that details Atlanta's storied rise to the top of the hip-hop landscape. The ATL aired in 2014 on VH1 and had a theatrical premiere in Atlanta as part of Ludacris's "Luda Day Weekend" (Ludacris 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 many other Atlanta legends.
• Working with Pras from the hip-hop group Fugees shaping his 2013 documentary "Sweet Micky For President," an independent film about the famous singer and former president of Haiti, Michel Martelly. The film had a successful run on the Festival circuit.
• Also in 2013, Brad was co-director and executive producer of "Real Change: Artists For Education," a one-hour prime time special that aired on CBS in 2013 and includes interviews and performances with Pitbull, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Lady Antebellum, Jason Mraz, Quincy Jones, Matthew Morrison and LMFAO.
• 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 and legendary music industry icons Phil Ramone and Larry Rosen. The special aired nationally on PBS in February of 2014 and can currently be seen on the PBS website.
• Brad's theatrical documentary "Far Out Isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story" premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival and is a 98-minute film that he directed, produced and wrote. The story is a biographical retrospective on the subversive and perverse Alsatian illustrator and author Tomi Ungerer who, along with Maurice Sendak, launched to the top of the children’s book world in the 1960’s. 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 and in Los Angeles at the historic Landmark Nuart and played in over twenty-five other American cities in 2013. It is currently available on iTunes, Netflix and on DVD.
• Brad’s prior television work has also focused on documentaries and music. Before co-founding the Cave, he was a staff writer for VH1’s Emmy Award-winning doc series "Behind The Music" for over a decade and has also produced six episodes of the series, most recently "BTM: Ludacris."
Notable projects in Brad’s experience include serving 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 the now deceased 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.