Neil Berkeley has been working in film and television for over ten years, and has developed content and packaging for some of TV’s most popular shows including Project Runway, Top Chef, Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food, America’s Next Great Restaurant, Bravo’s Work of Art and many more. Berkeley has also been design producer for several documentaries including The Cool School, Johnny Cash’s America, Air Guitar Nation and Respect Yourself: The Story of Stax Records.
Neil has been operating his design-based production company, BRKLY, since the summer of 2009. As owner and principal creative Neil directs all of the company’s live action productions and acts as creative lead on their various projects.
Neil and Wayne met while working at the same design studio and while that project didn’t last long, they were able to maintain contact over the years. Shortly after starting his production company, Neil started inviting Wayne to lunch and after a few meetings he finally got up the courage to ask Wayne if he could “follow him around with a camera for a while.” After a few rejections Wayne warmed up to the idea and what was originally going to be a short film based on Wayne’s word paintings has grown over two years to a feature length documentary about the life and current times of a brilliant artist: Beauty is Embarrassing.
motion welcome’s Neil Berkeley as the motion 2012 featured artist.