Bernardo’s career began with his formal filmmaking education at Fairleigh-Dickinson University as well as Long Island University – C.W. Post where he received a BFA in Film. His first film, Suffer the Little Children, has won 4 awards and has been officially selected by 13 festivals worldwide. Bernardo has also directed and edited 7 short films, spanning many genres, at Stonestreet Studios an affiliate studio of NYU. He was selected to direct a staged reading of a screenplay for the HotINK reading series and has directed staged readings of feature-length screenplays and plays he has written.
Bernardo’s experience includes feature film and short film editing, and well as television commercial copy-writing, direction and editing.
Bernardo has also worked in theatre. A stage adaptation of he authored Peter and the Wolf as well as The Walled Citypremiered as part of the Pillow Play series. He has also written two other short plays one Dementia Unlimited participated in the Chrysalis One-Act Festival winning 4 awards and The Grasshopper Child, which was selected for the First Draft Playwright’s Circle.
Most recently, Bernardo formed a new production company (<a href="Miller-Villela Productions“>Miller-Villela Productions, LLC) where they have many projects in the works, and is currently in pre-production on the original horror feature All Hallows’ Eve.