Kristian Berg
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My short doc on WORLD

Started Mar 29, 2015 0 Replies

 Hi - my short documentary on "the bone man" artist Gendron Jensen - POUSTINIA: THE ART OF GENDRON JENSEN - (jury winner at Woodstock FF, audience award Minneapolis St. Paul Internationl FF)  has…Continue

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Workshop Year
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
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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 -
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: The Art of Gendron Jensen" on WORLD and PBS Stations

Posted on May 11, 2015 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

Wanted to let folks know that my short doc "Poustinia: The Art of Gendron Jensen" will be airing on WORLD CHANNEL beginning May 12 at 9:30pm EST following "Winning Girl: America ReFramed". Other stations are taking it from NETA offer and scheduling individually. Response has been all positive!  WORLD is found on WLIW in NYC, KOCE in LA, KQED in SF, WTTW in Chicago, etc. etc.

Happy New Year! My 2014.

Posted on January 2, 2015 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Happy 2015! Looking back, last year was remarkable. Finally made Penn State lion shrine come to life in 3D photorealistic computer animation (w/FuseFX in Burbank) for a 30 second spot (I saw it play during SONS OF ANARCHY between Jack Daniels and Harley ads)  - I entered and won the top prize in Script Pipeline's Great TV show idea contest with treatment for SILENT PICTURE reality/documentary series (my DINO DUELS animation series treatment was a finalist last year) - screened my short doc…


"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 8:54am on April 3, 2015, Dan Swinton said…

Hi Kristian - thanks for the kudos. I forwarded your request to our traffic coordinator to find out if we are indeed pulling it down when it feeds. Is Penn State involved in the MMG arts initiative through WNET? If you feed it that way there's also a good chance we could air it. Thanks for getting in touch!

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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