Filmmaker and screenwriter
Name: Bernie Rao
Lives in: Wellington, New Zealand
Occupation: Cinematographer, Director, Filmmaker and Screenwriter
My Lover, My Lazy Boy
Film (Comedy and Horror) Producer - Director - Cinematographer “My Lover, My Lazy Boy” is a New Zealand 90 min horror/comedy feature ﬁlm and stars Jed Brophy (The Hobbit), Jamie McCaskill (The Maori sidesteps) Harley Neville (I Survived a Zombie Holocaust), Jim Baltaxe (Hobbit), Piimio Mei, Stacey King, Jordon Rivers and Nathalie Morris. Logline: When a killer Lazy Boy chair falls in love with a girl, it’s up to a disgraced Jewish Rabbi, a Voodoo sorceress and a couple of brokenhearted detectives to figure out how to stop the bloody carnage that will follow. Tagline 1: Love can make you do things. Unnatural things. Tagline 2: A Cushionary Tale of Love, Death and Obsession.
Film by ASM Productions Cinematographer The Pinch (crime / thriller) - When a low level mobster is nearly rubbed out by the boss, he decides to take the bonus he was promised by force, so he kidnaps the boss and demands a hefty ransom. Goodfellas meets Misery. Director: Ashley Scott Meyers Writer: Ashley Scott Meyers Stars: Gunner Wright, James Aston Lake, Candice Bolek |
"Macau Stories III - INA" | Feature Film
Film by Antonio Faria (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Screenwriter "MACAU STORIES III - City Maze" - "INA" (Macau, 2014) Ever since Ina met her drug dealer boyfriend Ah Chong, her life has turned upside down. Not only did she become aware of the hidden hands behind everything, but she also discovered the dark side of her father, who has become a stranger to her. Overwhelmed by the sudden realization, Ina starts questioning her own existence... CAST: Lao I Lum, Lee Ka Wai, Doug Kin-tak Chan. Written by Bernardo Rao Directed by Antonio Faria Produced by Albert Chu and Denise Lau
The Baldlands | Web Series
Film by Bernie Rao (Comedy, Drama and Film-Noir) Creator When Baldness becomes a capital crime in New Zealand there may be only one way out. Follow the struggles of four balding man in this imaginative dystopian black comedy as they attempt to avoid prison and find hope somewhere in The Baldlands.
The Baldlands | Feature Film
Film by Bernie Rao Writer/Director When Baldness becomes a capital crime in New Zealand there may be only one way out. Follow the struggles of four balding man in this imaginative dystopian black comedy as they attempt to avoid prison and find hope somewhere in The Baldlands.
Film (short) (Music and Short) Director/Cinematographer "Teddy" WINNER! - Macabre Fair Film Fest New York - "Best Music Video" "Spun malevolently through the acoustic-nursery-goth of the song "Teddy" Dr Glam presents his dark-and-dangerous alter-ego, Thaddius Grime. Thaddius and his evil Koala bear, Teddy, are a loathsome conspiratorial duo who survive by feasting on the flesh of children. When darkness falls in the remote wilderness areas of Australasia, Thaddius and Teddy are attracted to the lights of isolated homesteads, entrapping their prey through a plan that is both sickeningly devious and abhorrently cunning. The current victim of the devilish pair - a troubled boy frozen by fear - can only watch in abject horror as his loving mother unwittingly leaves him to the not-so-tender clutches of his worst nightmare-come-true. Look out . . . because TEDDY IS HUNGRY TONIGHT! Music by Ian Chapman
Film (Comedy and Short) Director Now that same sex marriage is legal in New Zealand, Fletcher asks Mitchel to marry him. But Mitchel thinks they're not ready for that big step. An encounter with a crazy and mysterious man selling flowers will change their life forever. It will finally put them on the same boat once and for all. CAST: Alasdair Johnston, Chris Jacobs, Murray Davidson, Ian Chapman, Teddy. Written and Directed by Bernardo Rao Vieira Produced by Helena M Halley
Film (Comedy and Short) Director "Unstable Cliffs" (Original tittle: "Arribas Instaveis") (Portugal, 2012) Trying to impress a misterious female drummer, Nelson sells his electronic drum kit and gets an acoustic drum kit. That decision creates tension in his current band and ends in catastrophy. A short film by Bernie Rao With Nelson Rocha, Sandra Marques and Rodrigo Velez.
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Sunshine's Pajama Party
Film (Comedy and Short) Director "Sunshine's Pajama Party " (New Zealand, 2012) WINNER - Mothra Awards "Best Video" "Best Cinematography" Arnold wakes up with a headache in a farm. He soon realizes that he went there for a Pajama Party that went very wrong. All he wants now is a Panadol to get some pain relief. But that Panadol is coming with a price... Written and Directed by Bernardo Rao Vieira Produced by Helena M Halley AWARDS: BEST VIDEO MOTHRA 2011 BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY MOTHRA 2011
Calor e Moscas | Festure Film | Web Series
Video (Comedy) Writer/Director "Calor & Moscas" (Warm Flies in Summer Heat) WEB SERIES (2009-2010) 1986: Mateus, a 12 year old guitar hero is chosen to represent Portugal on a young musical talents European competition. Regardless of th high hopes for Portugal, Mateus "only" manages to achieve the second place. Portugal enters the European Community with the wrong foot and Mateus career goes downhill from there... Writen, produced and directed by
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The Busking Seagull
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Best Music Video for "Teddy" Macabre Fair Film Festival New York
Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema