Kristian Berg
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"If anyone is in Times Square in Nov. my Penn State lion shrine spot is playing every 2 minutes on the Ripley's Believe It or Not building."
Nov 25
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"My short doc "Poustinia" makes front page of www.shortfilmcentral.com w/film fest win"
Nov 25
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"Kind of fun. This idea started 5 yrs ago when I instigated a 3D laser scan of the beloved Penn State Lion Shrine statue. http://j.mp/XDQZPI"
Sep 20
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"POUSTINIA is a masterly film. Gives deep appreciation for inspiration that moves an artistic soul. - Larkin McPhee, dir. http://j.mp/WZbR3G"
Sep 13
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"Head still buzzing from lunchtime phone call from Godfrey Reggio -dir of Koyaanisqatsi - having just seen Poustinia. "Its a beautiful film"."
Jul 22
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"Found out a few days ago my treatment for reality series SILENT PICTURE won Script Pipeline Great TV Show Idea Contest! http://j.mp/1rkyR90"
Jul 21
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"Next screening for POUSTINIA is at Arthur Bell Auditorium at Harwood Museum of Art Taos NM this Saturday, June 7th. Artist in attendance!"
Jun 5
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"My short doc POUSTINIA won the audience award at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival. Next up - the Duluth Superior FF!"
May 1
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"My short doc POUSTINIA screened at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival on Monday Apr 14 at St. Anthony Main Theatre #MSPIFF"
Apr 18
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"My short doc POUSTINIA is official selection of Taos Shortz Film Fest the "Sundance of short film festivals" screening March 23 #taosshortz"
Jan 28
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"My short doc POUSTINIA is official selection of Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival. One of MovieMaker magazines "20 coolest film fests""
Dec 23, 2013
Kristian Berg posted a status
"Tempo magazine from Taos features my short doc POUSTINIA - subject Gendron Jensen & Woodstock Film Fest win. http://tinyurl.com/m9qbe2g"
Nov 18, 2013
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"Poustinia - my film on artist Gendron Jensen - wins the Diane Seligman award for Best Short Documentary at the 14th Woodstock Film Festival!"
Oct 12, 2013
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My documentary short POUSTINIA - about the artist Gendron Jensen - wins the Diane Seligman Award for Best Short Documentary at the 14th Woodstock Film Festival last weekend! Left to right: juror Leon Gast ("When We Were Kings"), juror Paul Rachman…
Oct 12, 2013
Kristian Berg posted a status
"Tix to SHORT DOCS II at Woodstock Film Festival & "Poustinia" doc on artist Gendron Jensen screening Oct 4 & 5 http://tinyurl.com/ojcencg"
Sep 16, 2013
Kristian Berg posted a status
"Indie Wire announces: Keanu Reeves and I both make our indie film directorial debuts at Woodstock Film Festival. http://tinyurl.com/krlu5ls"
Sep 3, 2013

Profile Information

Workshop Year
2003
Education
Bachelor of Science, Mass Communications
Saint Cloud State University

PBS Producer’s Academy WGBH Workshop 2003.

PBS Producers Academy, 2002 Sundance Film Festival. One of 20 independent and PBS producers awarded stipends to attend panels and screenings at Sundance.

Writing and Developing Television Documentaries, The Rockport International Film & Television Workshops, Rockport, Maine. 1997

see Bramble Films facebook link below for video samples
Company or station:
Penn State Public Television / Bramble Films
Your url(s) including your website, facebook, linkedin or other profiles:
www.facebook.com/bramblefilms
www.bramblefilms.com
Genre(s) you work in:
history, science, children's, arts
Professional credits:
producer, director, writer, editor, camera, executive producer, interactive media maker
Best way to contact me:
email - kristian@bramblefilms.com
cell phone 651-260-4166

Kristian's Bio

Kristian Berg creates, develops and produces television series and documentaries. For the PBS series History Detectives, Kristian led the west coast unit at Oregon Public Broadcasting and produced 12 stories over two seasons. For the Emmy winning PBS series Newton's Apple he produced over 50 stories and specials for nine seasons. Past documentaries include The Dakota Conflict (PBS), Dakota Exile (PBS), Greatest Trials: The Scottsboro Boys (Court TV) and The Capture and Trial of Adolf Eichmann (Court TV). Additional storytelling for PBS series NOVA scienceNOW, ZOOM! and DragonflyTV. Kristian has also developed and produced science and math programming and interactive materials for the National Science Foundation and Annenberg Media. Awards include a Science Journalism Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); a Western Heritage Award for Outstanding Documentary; a CINE Golden Eagle; and multiple regional Emmy awards. Kristian is currently a senior producer at Penn State Public Television.

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"Poustinia" wins audience award at MSPIFF14

Posted on May 5, 2014 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

This is the rambling saga of how I finished my short documentary POUSTINIA on artist Gendron Jensen - "the bone man" - someone I've known since I was a kid growing up in Northern Minnesota - Gendron draws bones - exquisitely detailed realistic drawings. His medium is graphite on paper and, more recently, stone lithography. Its initial screening was June 2013 (at a retrospective exhibit in our home town of Grand Rapids, Minnesota).  I first started shooting video with Gendron back in 1977…

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At 8:52am on May 11, 2011, Judith Vecchione said…
Bravo to all and always wonderful to see how Workshopper + Workshopper = great programming!
At 8:03pm on November 4, 2010, Judith Vecchione said…
Oh what a terrific sign! My son was there -- I can't imagine how you could have missed each other ;-) -- and sent me to a site with 100 best signs. Yours should be there, too!
At 9:51am on November 4, 2010, Judith Vecchione said…
So how was the rally? Did you have a great sign?
At 10:05am on August 13, 2010, Judith Vecchione said…
Great pix! Is your kid really that old now? And can you put some video up, too -- the pix hint at the range of your programs and the videos would be very satisfying...
At 12:06am on August 13, 2010, Bruce Barrow said…
You, Lars & the Dino - great shot.
 
 
 

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