Bernie is a three-time Primetime Emmy award–winning short form and interactive creator and showrunner.
He is the co-creator and showrunner of Artificial, the first live audience-interactive science fiction series to debut on the social media platform Twitch. He was recently named the 2019 Peabody Futures of Media Award winner and was awarded the 2019 Primetime Emmy for Innovation in Interactive Media.
His other works include the Jane Austen adaptation The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, which seamlessly incorporated social media storytelling with short form video and won the first-ever Primetime Emmy for a YouTube Series. Emma Approved, another Jane Austen adaptation, was designed as a five-platform interactive series in which the title character created a real fashion blog and advice column that tied into the show. The brand synergy of this franchise was groundbreaking in how it incorporated products into the story. This series also won the Primetime Emmy for Original Interactive Media in 2015.