Bernard Derriman is an Animation Director born and raised in Australia.
He began his career in animation at Walt Disney Studios in Sydney. He was an animator there until 2006, working on both television series and films.
Derriman created a lot of his own animated short films. His first success was when he received the Best Comedy Award at the 2001 Tropfest Short Film Festival, in front of an audience of 100,000 people with his animated short "Chopper". The short was based on the feature film Chopper, about real-life criminal Mark Brandon Read.
Derriman went on to co-create the animated series "Arj and Poopy", with US comedian Arj Barker. Their "Arj and Poopy" shorts have received worldwide recognition, most notably winning the internet category at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival in 2005 and 2006. The most recent installment, "Congo Windfall" was chosen in the Top Ten Best Animated Flash films by the website Cold Hard Flash. It also featured the new character to the series, Bouncy the Dog, voiced by Johnny Brennan of the Jerky Boys fame.
He directed and animated a music video for the song "Everyone Else Has Had More Sex Than Me" by the band TISM.