After serving in the US Air Force, Michael wrote and directed his first web-series “PreGame Lobby” with Machinima, Inc while studying writing and film theory at the University of Northern Colorado. The twelve episode series ran from 2008 - 2010 and garnered a cult-following and eight million cumulative views. Michael later earned an

MFA from Chapman University's Cinematography and Film Production program.

Michael is the Winner of the Festival Heart at the Intendence Film Festival for his 2017 short, “Axios”

and "Best American Film" at the 2020 LA Cinematography Awards for "This Will Destroy You".

He's currently developing his first feature film, “First Solo": a coming of age story about

the dangers of militarism in a small conservative town. 


Michael is also developing the TV series, "Lost the Lead" his follow-up to

"PreGame Lobby" which will begin production in fall of 2020.


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