ABOUT:
As filmmaker, I direct and produce films that employ visual storytelling and detailed character studies to explore historical, sociologically relevant and emotionally charged subject matter. 

My work has been awarded with three Emmy awards and has been featured in publications and film festivals including: New York Times, Sundance Film Festival, SXSW Film Festival, The Annenberg Space for Photography, The Atlantic, Dazed and Confused Digital, Juxtapose Magazine, CBS, PBS, Los Angeles Times, Warner Bros.  and Short of the Week. 

NEWS/AWARDS/FILMFESTIVALS:
Perfectly Normal is an Official Selection of the SXSW Film Festival 2017.
Perfectly Normal is an Official Selection of the Cinequest Film & VR Festival.
* Adweek awards JetBlue ad with ARC Award for 'Best Use of Short-Form Nonfiction'
Perfectly Normal is an Official Selection of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
Perfectly Normal is an Official Selection of the Oxford Film Festival 2017.
* Perfectly Normal is an Official Selection of the CAMERIMAGE festival 2016.
* Mexicali Rose & Star Apartments directed by Joris Debeij are both awarded with an Emmy Award.
When a Town Runs Dry was featured by Shots.
When a Town Runs Dry is now a Vimeo Staff Pick.
* When a Town Runs Dry was featured by The Atlantic.
* Joris got awarded with a Just So Postcard documentary grant. 
* Adweek: How JetBlue achieved the impossible
* New York Times: In honor of Mother's Day, JetBlue rewards passengers when babies cry. 
* New work is on display at the Annenberg Space for Photography till August 21st 2016.
* Joris is interviewed by 1.4
* Joris is short listed for Emerging DirectorOne Screen Film Festival 2016.
The Bull Rider is short listed for Best Short Documentary, One Screen Film Festival 2016.
The Bull Rider is an Official Selection, Hawaii International Film Festival 2015.
Making it in America is an Official Selection, Traverse City Film Festival 2015.
Making it in America is an Official Selection, Indy Film Festival 2015.
Mexicali Rose and Shades of L.A. were honored with a LA Press Club Award.
The Bull Rider was featured by Short of the Week.
The Bull Rider was featured by the New York Times.
Terrance is an Official Selection, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2015.
Making it in America is an Official Selection for the Sundance Film Festival 2015.
Terrance was featured by Short of the Week.
Terrance was featured by Dazed and Confused Magazine
Making it in America is an Official Selection for the One Lens Film Festival 2014
Making it in America was featured by Short of the Week.
Invisible Cities was honored with an Emmy Award 2014.
Making it in America is an Official Selection for the LA International Shorts Fest 2014
* Invisible Cities was honored with a nomination for the  LA Press Club Awards.

 

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Dominic Bernacchi - dominic@petgorilla.com
Tel: +1 213 226 0592

+ MANAGEMENT TV & FILM
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