Hi! My name is Pete Berg. I’m a freelance TV producer, documentary filmmaker, web developer and world traveler.
I grew up in a small town in Upstate New York with no stoplights and more cows than people. My parents make primitive spear throwing weapons called atlatls for a living, and I spent my childhood traveling around the country attending primitive arts shows, and camping and hiking (I was an Eagle Scout). I graduated from Ithaca College in May of 2007 with a degree in Television & Radio, and moved to Los Angeles to get my start in the TV industry. I’ve been working in non-fiction television ever since.
Over the years, I’ve worked as a Producer on quite a few Reality TV series, including The Incredible Dr. Pol (NatGeo Wild), Brad Meltzer’s DECODED (History Channel), JAIL (Spike), American Underworld (Discovery), Flip That House (TLC), Greenovate (Planet Green), Hope For Your Home (TLC), The Lazy Environmentalist (Sundance) and pilots for A&E, Bravo, HBO and CBS.
In 2008, I co-founded an adventure coordination company called Reality Rush, which organizes events based on reality shows like Survivor, Big Brother and The Amazing Race for team building retreats and corporate get-togethers.
Travel is my passion. To date, I’ve visited 40 foreign countries, and hope to one day visit every country in the world. I once spent 6 months backpacking through Asia (from Japan to India), and also once drove 10,000 miles from England to Mongolia in a tiny little Fiat, whilst distributing rubber duckies. I attended the Olympics in Beijing (2008) and London (2012). Between 2013 and 2014, I visited all 50 states in one year. Later that Fall, I completed the Mototaxi Junket, driving a “sofa bike” across the entire length of Peru for charity.
On the rare occasions that I’m not filming on location or traveling for pleasure, I live in Los Angeles.
In my spare time, I work on my own documentaries, perform live sketch comedy, and run a dozen websites about topics including old school computer programming, microfiction, viral videos, stone age weapons, and my travels. My interests include climbing mountains, teh internetz, freight hopping, and the Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota.
UPDATE: In January 2016, I will be moving to Australia for one year on a Holiday Work Visa. I’m looking forward to exploring a new CONTINENT and will hopefully find some work in the Australian television industry. If you’re interested in hiring me, please check out my resume.