Bernhard was born 1992 in Austria. Since 2014 he is a student at the Film Academy Vienna. His last short flm EXCUSE ME, I'M LOOKING FOR THE PING-PONG ROOM AND MY GIRLFRIEND was awarded Best Short Film at the Austrian Film Awards 2019, won the Max Ophüls Award, as well as both short flm awards at the Diagonale - Festival of Austrian Film. Bernhards last shorts have been screened at prestigious flm festivals and won numerous awards. EXIT RIGHT went viral on Facebook with more than 12 million views in total. Two of his flms have been broadcasted by ARTE, two have been selected as Vimeo staff pick and one as Short Of The Week. Bernhard is an alumni of Berlinale Talents 2022, Zürich Film Festival Academy 2020 and Talent Village Les Arcs 2018. Currently Bernhard is developing his debut feature flm PEACOCK. With his script he was selected for the 40th Cinéfondation Residence of the 73rd Festival de Cannes 2020 (artist-in- residence program). The flm will be an Austrian-German co-production, world sales is MK2 and ARTE the German TV station.