Bernhard Floedl was born in Austria in 1965 and settled in Manila, Philippines in 1985.
Until the mid-1990s he worked as an actor on various B-movies and during this time was able to cooperate with well-known stars like Chuck Norris, Richard Harris, Donald Pleasance, Susan Sarandon, Robert Davi and Richard Hatch, just to name a few. He appeared in 28 International productions and some locally produced films as a supporting roles. He did 3 films in which he had second lead roles.
He later became a business man and works as a trading consultant in close cooperation with major Philippine Corporations like Philippine Airlines. Through the last 30 years Bernhard Floedl also indulged in vintage American muscle car restoration as a hobby and as a die-hard cinema enthusiast never lost his passion for film. As he encountered some young, talented Filipino filmmakers he decided to venture into producing his first full length documentary about the vintage American muscle car scene in Manila entitled “MotiV8tion”.
Name: Bernhard Floedl
Lives in: Manila, Philippines
Company: Steelrat Productions
Documentary by Steelrat Productions / Al Cruz & Bernhard Floedl Metro Manila, the Philippines. A megacity of 14 million inhabitants engrossed in tropical climate, horrendous traffic and bad roads. In the middle of it all, a group of people who share a common interest and find unity and brotherhood through the enjoyment of restoring and driving of vintage American muscle cars. This documentary is all about the passion that lies within a community comprising interesting individuals of different nationalities who still celebrate eternal beauty combined with horse power and torque. Discover the Philippines as an unknown stronghold of automotive lust and undying love for the V8 powered beast. Explore some of the radically distinctive workshops and the unique Filipino craftsmanship that makes automotive dreams come true. Take an arousing and colorful journey to meet the exciting cars and their owners and learn about everyone’s “MotiV8tion”. Enjoy the ride!