In 1990, Michael was a member of the French video company ICV. With no money in his pockets, but with the support of ICV, he directed his first short film Déchéance. Based on a true story, the film raised awareness on the devastating and virulent AIDS…
In 1990, Michael was a member of the French video company ICV. With no money in his pockets, but with the support of ICV, he directed his first short film Déchéance. Based on a true story, the film raised awareness on the devastating and virulent AIDS virus. Déchéance won the Special Jury Award at the Dunkerque Film Festival.
In 1993, Michael moved to America. Three years later Michael directed the violent and disturbing morality tale Evolution. The film screened at the historical Lakewood Theater in Dallas to a packed house and received rave reviews.
In 1999, Michael directed his second project, Machine Love, a dramatic portrayal of a loveless marriage. The film was an official selection at the Fort Worth Film Festival and won the Award of Merit at the 1999 Berkeley Video & Film Festival.
In 2000, Michael directed DOA: A Coroner's Fairy Tale, the most romantic, obsessed, love affair ever known. The movie was an official selection of the 3rd Annual Deep Ellum Film Festival, was showcased at the New Orleans Film Festival, distributed online by Atom Films and was included in the IFC(Independent Film Channel) Media Lab.
Michael also directed the feature film documentary Solipsism. Filmed between 1995 & 2000, this movie documents the unique interpretation and vision of the Dallas industrial rock band Ugly Mus-tard. The movie was an official selection of the 2nd Annual Deep Ellum Film Festival and was written up in Issue #41 of MovieMaker magazine.
Michael’s first narrative feature was American Generator in 2001. The movie captured the chaos and beauty of life while following three struggling artists. The movie premiered at the 4th Annual Deep Ellum Film Festival at the Angelika Theater.
From 2000 to 2006 Michael has worked freelance in the Dallas film industry as an art department set dresser, prop assistant, lead man, and art director for local, national, and international television spots for clients such as: Hasbro, American Airlines, McDonalds, Lowe's, Showtime, Texas Lottery, HEB, and Saturn.
In 2006 Michael started to learn the art of editing on top of the line equipment at N2O Editorial, a facility editing television commercials for clients such as Zales, The Home Depot, Red Lobster, and Baylor Hospital.
In 2005, Michael wrote his first feature length screenplay Radish. A dark comedy about Jacques, a French ex-filmmaker turned radish farmer and his best friend Jack, a Dallas biohazard specialist or more commonly known as a crime scene cleaner.
Radish was followed by the screenplay "Incontrolable", the story of a French documentary filmmaker who gets more than what he bargained for when he decides to come to Texas to produce a documentary on the subject of Gun control in the US. Michael also directed the trailer for the movie.
Since then, Michael has written two more screenplays, the over the top slasher comedy "Vampire strippers from Hell…Texas!" and the ultra violent dark psychological thriller "Blind Blood".
In 2010 Michael Directed and edited the award winning short film / music video "Charogne". The video won the Royal Reel Award for Excellence in Filmmaking at the 2010 Canada International Film Festival. The Silver Ace Award at the 2010 Las Vegas International Film Festival. The Bronze Palm Award at the 2010 Mexico International Film Festival and was a 2009 Arizona Underground Film Festival Official Selection and a 2009 Queens International Film Festival Official Selection.
In 2012 Michael joined the Media 13 team as an editor and worked on the Television series "Children's Med Dallas" and the feature documentary "A Baseball Love Story: The Texas Rangers" directed by King Hollis. He is currently working on two feature documentaries "Lone Star Holy War" a story about the rivalry between Texas and Texas A&M universities and on "The Judge and the Eighth Wonder" a story about the Astrodome both written and directed by Lindell Singleton.
Michael also had the pleasure to direct "Cops and Robbers" a music video for Bean.
Michael continuously strives to hold a mirror up to the world and filter his surroundings through his artistic vision. His ability to capture the beauty in life with visually stunning images provides a magnificent backdrop for the stories he tells.