CSNY: Deja Vu–Director Bernard Shakey

Director Bernard Shakey

Bernard Shakey is the Svengali behind a series of films featuring Neil Young. His films include Journey Though The Past, Rust Never Sleeps, Human Highway and Greendale. His company name, Shakey Pictures, provides an apt description of the relationship between him and Young.

Writer-Reporter Mike Cerre

Mike Cerre is an independent producer of international television productions for GLOBE TV and a contributing correspondent to ABC News, CNN, BBC, PBS and HD Net. He was also the editorial director and documentary correspondent for the Blue Planet Run, a photojournalism book on the global water crisis now in bookstores. His productions and reporting have earned him Emmy and Peabody Awards, an Overseas Press Club Citation and a Cine Golden Eagle. His GEO Specials and GLOBE TV series have aired on The Discovery Network and A&E in the US and on the major foreign networks in 35 countries.

Cerre graduated from Notre Dame and was a Marine officer in Vietnam before starting his filmmaking and broadcasting career. His production company is based in Sausalito, CA.

It was Cerre’s insightful reporting while embedded in Iraq that earned him an unusual invitation from Neil Young to “embed” in Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s “Freedom of Speech Tour.”

Shortly after the CSNY tour and his video production ended, Mike re-embedded with the Marines of Fox 2/5 in the California desert for a PBS NewsHour segment as they prepared to deploy for their third tour of duty in Iraq.