my name is Bernhard Bachner.
I am the Junior Producer at makingmovieshappen.
I started working in theaters in 2007, and ten years later I moved on to the moving image.
I started out as a Stagehand and worked my way through various theaters in Austria, eventually working as an Assistant Director and Stage Manager. This gave me an insight into various aspects not only of the creative process of developing a play from scratch to opening night, but also into the organizational and technical aspects that bring a play from paper to the stage.
In 2017, I started working in the film industry and gained experience as a Location Manager, Production Manager, Fixer and Go-To Guy (I admit that the latter is not an actual job title), which I can now expand here at makingmovieshappen.
2017 - present
2007 - 2017
First Assistant Director, from 2011 - 2017
Second Assistant Director, from 2010 - 2011
Stage Manager, from 2011 - 2017
at these theaters:
http://www.volkstheater.at/ Volkstheater Vienna
http://www.josefstadt.org/Theater in der Josefstadt
https://theater-phoenix.at/Theater Phoenix (despite its name located in Linz, Austria)
Stagehand, from 2010
2010 - present
In 2010, I started to work at events for Austria's most popular radio station „Hitradio Ö3“. Mostly, I took care about their partners complying with the contract of the individual event, as well as caring about the artists booked for said events.
German – Native speaker
English – C1
Spanish – A2
First Assistant Director
Second Assistant Director
University of Vienna
2007 - 2014
2007 beginning to study Theater- Film- and Media Studies: after falling in love with the creative industry when working as a stage manager
2014 eventually acquired a BA-Degree after being „distracted“ by working in theaters for a couple of years
2008 English and American Studies: as an attempt to maintain and improve my English. Taking courses in English literature, its history and getting a deeper understanding of the language itself („Language analysis“). No formal degree acquired.