Neil Berkeley, owner of Future You Media, is an Emmy nominated documentary filmmaker whose work has focused on telling unexpected and enlightening stories about some of the visual and performing arts most unique characters.
His first film is the critically acclaimed Beauty Is Embarrassing, which chronicles the life and times of fine artist Wayne White (Pee-wee’s Playhouse). Premiering at SXSW in 2012, it was also featured on PBS Independent Lens. His second feature, Harmontown, is the story of self-destructive television writer Dan Harmon (Community, Rick and Morty) as he tours the country after being famously fired from the sitcom darling he created. In 2017 Berkeley released his third feature, Gilbert: A Gilbert Gottfried Story, an intimate portrait of legendary comedian Gilbert Gottfried. Berkeley most recently show-ran Inside Jokes for Amazon, a six part series that tells the intimate story of a group of young comedians as they prepare for Just For Laughs New Faces Showcase.
A graphic designer by trade, Berkeley created the visual identity for shows including Project Runway, Top Chef, Nailed It and more. A true vérité documentarian, Berkeley, has committed himself to making films that immerse a viewer in the lives of his subjects and present them in a way that adds as much empathy as awareness