Michael Tanner Cusumano born in Burbank, California. Is a 19 year old award winning film maker. He began making films since he was 12 years old and then started attending the New York Film Academy summer programs. Cusumano's first film, entitled Missing, was followed by the mystery-thriller Sage, which received Best Film Noir at the Burbank International Film Festival. In addition to his efforts at the NYFA, Michael Tanner Cusumano studied film at his high school, Sierra Canyon School, and served as Festival Director of the schools first annual film festival. Michael Tanner Cusumano is entering his senior year of high school and currently attends the summer program at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts.