Bernard Salzman started his career as a documentary Director / Cinematographer, collaborating on numerous projects worldwide. Some of his European credits include: The epic “Massada” (BBC), the TV series “Christianity “ for RAI, Italian TV, the political docu-drama “Echoes” for Canal Plus, France, the TV dramas “Iris” “La Dalia” and “Dualism”, as well as thirty five episodes of the television series “Artists”. One of the episodes received the Special Critics Award at the Stockholm Film Festival.
Bernard Salzman’s outstanding work in Commercials is reflected in spots for Calvin Klein, Nike, Pepsi, Kodak, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Bugatti, Sony Play Station, Suzuki, Heineken, Rocawear, Fosters Beer, Trojan, M&M’s, Milk, Cascade, Allstate, The California State Lottery, Pampers and Excedrin, to name just a few.
Collaborating on numerous features and television movies, for MGM, Paramount, Disney, Columbia, CBS, ABC, PBS, FOX, SHOWTIME and HBO, his work was recognized with an Emmy Nomination, two Best Cinematography Awards, a Gold Telly Award and a Shine Media Award.
Bernard completed writing the screenplays “Echo 9” and “Alphonse Capone – The True Story”.
He is starting production on “Echo 9” which he will also produce and direct in summer 2016 and is scheduled to start production on “Alphonse Capone – The True Story” in summer 2017.
Bernard just completed production on the feature film “The Patient Killer” starring Casper Van Dean, Victoria Pratt, Patrick Moldoon and Stacey Dash, and
“Assumed Memories” starring Casper Van Dien, Armand Assante and Eric Roberts, which he Wrote, Produced, Directed and Shot and the scripted reality soap: “Gold Diggers” which he Wrote, Produced, Directed and Shot.
Bernard also Produced and Shot the feature film “Divorce”, starring Talia Shire, Elias Koteas, Christopher McDonald and Wendy Malik, and Directed, Produced and Shot the award winning feature“ The Unknown Cyclist” starring Lea Thompson, Lainie Kazan, Danny Nucci, and Vincent Spano, followed by “The Christmas Path”, starring ShayaLaBeouf, Dee Wallace Stone, Vincent Spano and Allan Rich, which he Wrote, Produced, Directed and Shot. He also Directed the award winning musical documentary “Edith Piaf – Her story Her songs”.
Bernard’s other recent projects include the feature “Single in South Beach”, the feature length documentary “Vegas Stripped”, which he Developed, Produced, Directed, Shot and Edited, the feature film “The Square Root Of 2” starring DarbieStanchfield (“Scandal”) which he produced, directed, shot and edited and the documentary “Angelo Dundee – American Icon”, a feature length documentary about the life of legendary boxing trainer Angelo Dundee.
Articles about Bernard Salzman’s work were published in American Cinematographer Magazine and other national and international publications.
Bernard has a BA in fine arts and a BA in film and television.