Hi there, my name's Howard Berry and welcome to my website. I am a filmmaker, broadcaster, producer, graphic designer, director and Senior Lecturer in Post-Production.
In 2011-12, I was very proud to be the University of Hertfordshire Tutor of the Year. Students nominate the people they think most deserve recognition for outstanding commitment to and achievement in excellence in inspirational teaching with over 160 students nominating tutors in this category. I was commended for having passion for my subject and for my ability to enthuse my students. Students say I am "friendly, fun, patient, supportive, organised, intellectually stimulating, sincere, caring and a great teacher". I was described as "an asset to the course and to the University". I also came Highly Commended in the category of Excellence in Partnerships With Others at the 2013 awards.
I am currently working on two documentary films. From Borehamwood to Hollywood tells the story of 100 years of filmmaking in Elstree and Borehamwood, and is to be premiered at the BFI in September. I have filmed at Elstree Studios, the BBC Elstree Centre and Dreamworks Pictures, with icons of film and TV including Sir Roger Moore, Brian Blessed, Steven Spielberg, Barbara Windsor, and Simon Pegg. The River Beane is a documentary about the plight of a chalk stream in Hertfordshire, commissioned by the River Beane Restoration Association. I filmed at the Houses of Parliament, shot aerial footage while hanging out of the side of a small aeroplane, and worked with the Woodland Trust, Affinity Water and local MPs.
I make regular weekly appearances on BBC Three Counties Radio as a guest panelist for the Friday night Entertainment Hour, which is part of the Drivetime show presented by Roberto Perrone. Even if you don't live within the Three Counties area, you can always listen live or on catch-up through BBC iPlayer.
If you would like to contact me, please use the links at the bottom of the page.