Michael's short film, "Magdalena", was selected as one of twelve filmmakers for the 7th annual CAA Moebius showcase, won the 2022 Golden Tadpole at EnergaCamerimage, and was shortlisted for this year's Yugo BAFTA student awards. The film was recently acquired by Cinedigm to be featured on their horror platform, Bloody Disgusting. Michael's recent short film, "STALLED", won the Jack Larson Southern California Filmmaker Award and is currently streaming on the PBS app.
Michael is the creative director for Cadence13's and Dark Horse Entertainment's "WEAPONIZED" visual podcast with filmmaker Jeremy Corbell and investigative journalist George Knapp (one of the top science podcasts on Spotify). The podcast is being developed into a series.
Michael is a director and writer from Los Angeles. His childhood obsession with horror lead him to a career building haunted houses and working at Universal's Halloween Horror Nights before graduating as a directing fellow at the AFI Conservatory.