BIO

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Details

Michael is a Los Angeles born filmmaker and a graduate from USC's School of Cinematic Arts (SCA). As a director, Michael has found a voice through witty visual comedy, exposing and exploiting the levity inherent in even the worst of situations. In developing his narratives, Michael exploits every opportunity to cultivate this visual comedy using camera composition, movement, editing, transitions, and blocking to show not tell a joke or convey his plot points visually.

 

Recently, Michael was selected (out of fifty applicants) to direct one of USC's four senior thesis films. His film, Piggy Bank Proposition, has accrued multiple awards including Best Advanced Student Film at the Catalina Film Festival and the Best Comedy Industry Award at SCA's First Look.

Michael also co-founded AnimalCamp, a now dissolved Production Company and Filmmaker Collective. AnimalCamp produced commissioned work for companies including Blackmagic Design and provided students with paid commercial, music video, and narrative work.

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Festivals

Piggy Bank Proposition

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2019 CFF Advanced Student winner Black P

Catalina Film Festival                     

SEPTEMBER 25 - SEPTEMBER 29 - 2019

  - Best Advanced Student Film

  - Best Child Actor

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San Diego International Film Festival    OCTOBER 15 - OCTOBER 18 - 2019

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Austin Comedy Film Festival     OCTOBER 20 - 2019

- Nominated for Best Comedic Film

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Pasadena International Film Festival     March - 2020

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Chattanooga Film Festival              March - 2020

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First Look Film Festival  

March 11 - 2020

- Best Comedy

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One-Reeler                      

JANUARY 25 - 2019

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Blackmagic Film Festival                      

SEPTEMBER 21 - 2019

- First Place

- Audience Choice Award

JURY PRIZE WINNER - BMC Film Fest - 2019