Michael Bridenstine Plus

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Michael Bridenstine is a NYC-based award-winning freelance Director/Producer/Writer.

His 25 years experience in the field, edit suite and writer's room cover the range of production genres, including broadcast television, national commercial campaigns, feature docs, original comedy pilots, multi-camera shoots, nationally distributed DVDs, corporate exposes, etc. Specifically, he has done work for ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, PBS, TLC, MTV, HGTV, TV Land, DIY, Style, Lifetime, Discovery Health, New Line Cinema, DIRECTV, Lionsgate, Palm Pictures, Island Records, Harley Davidson and many more.

In addition, Michael has 30 years of comedy experience, having written, produced and directed his first comedy sketch at the age of 13. [Note: He received a double detention in school for that first sketch.] He hosted NYU's only live comedy talk show when he was in film school, interviewing celebrity guests from Saturday Night Live, The Cosby Show, Laverne & Shirley, All My Children and more. He's done hundreds of improvisational comedy shows in the NYC area, with his groundbreaking group The Chainsaw Boys being featured in the 2000 Fringe Festival and New York Times. He's also self-published a collection of comic essays entitled "Subway Candy" where he puts a comic spin on religion, politics and South Korean driving exams, amongst other diverse subjects.