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Beauty Is Embarrassing


Raised in the Tennessee mountains, Wayne White started his career as a cartoonist in NYC. He found success as one of the creators of the Pee-wee's Playhouse TV show which led to work designing some of the most iconic images in pop culture. The movie features Matt Groening, Mark Mothersbaugh, Todd Oldham, Paul Reubens, Gary Panter, Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Feris and many more.


Director(s): Neil Berkeley

Executive Producer(s): Aimee Bothwell, Bart McDonough, Eddie Schmidt

Producer(s): Chris Bradley, Morgan Neville, Milan Erceg, Neil Berkeley

Screenwriter(s): Chris Bradley, Kevin Klauber, Neil Berkeley

Cinematographer: Chris Bradley, Neil Berkeley

Editor(s): Chris Bradley, Kevin Klauber

Music: Tim Rutili

Additional Credits: Co-Producer: Liah Corral, Co-Producer: Anthony Maiuri

Director Bio


Neil Berkeley has been working in film and television for over ten years as a design producer for several documentaries including The Cool School, Johnny Cash’s America, Air Guitar Nation and Respect Yourself: The Story of Stax Records. He has also operated his design-based production company, BRKLY, since the summer of 2009.


Public Film Contact

Neil Berkeley
Future You Pictures
2525 Hyperion Ave
Los Angeles


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