Yup, Bertie is a brilliant director.
I'm going to be a love/hater though because I find that he grates on my nerves, I find him overly pretentious and I think he makes a better director than actor. I may be mean in saying, but I think Let it Be
would have been a long better if it was just Dodie and Savannah Brown acting together because Bertie acts like stale cereal and it's infuriating. He just cant fucking act. I'm also a little pissed he decided to delete all his old videos to focus on keeping his channel aesthetic as a film director...kind of adds to his pretentiousness tbh
However, his directing is fucking superb, especially for his age, I agree with Dan, I see him going on to direct more and more films and win more awards outside of YouTube. I just hope he doesn't star in any them, he needs to focus his energy in being behind the camera
Films like "Blue Sushi"
have great ideas and great scenes but when they end you're like, "Is that it? That makes no sense!"
And tbh all films pre-dating Tick where it Hurts
I can't watch, they're just Bertie moping around on screen and the entire thing's a crock of shit. (I notice there's a correlation that all good films he's made doesn't have Bertie on screen that much??)
Sorry for my bitching, I'm just very opinionated by my hatred yet fascination for Bertie,I kind of want to see his demise but also want to see him succeed and was rooting for him for the BONCAS award, albeit deppy won, I am delighted Dan gave him a rightful shoutout
If you want to watch some more of his films, I find some of them train wrecks, others are some of my absolute favorites on YouTube. I love:Let it Be
(I find both Bertie and Savannah a bit dry but Dodie steals the show tbh)Rocks that Bleed
(This is one of the best short films I've seen wtf and it has Bertie and Jack Howard acting together....there's no correlation for me empathizing with their characters and yet I do. Watch this, the ending will screw you over!)Tick where it Hurts
(warning, you will feel like shit and want to cry)