Michael Shlain was born in Odessa, Ukraine at the twilight of Communist rule and ever since, has had a problem with authority. At a young age, his baby carriage took a tumble down a long flight of steps and ever since, he's had a problem with gravity. In addition to writing, directing, producing and editing, Shlain has worked as a Talent Agent, Cinematographer, AD, Production Coordinator, Grip, Truck Driver and Gopher. His goal is to one day have held every job in the film industry. He also can mix one hell of a Manhattan.