HBO Project Greenlight
ZERO Film Festival NY
Queens World FF
BEST GAY FILM
Out in the Desert
Barcelona Int’l Gay & Lesbian
Amsterdam Gay & Lesbian FF
AUDIENCE CHOICE (2ND)
Miami Gay & Lesbian
GOLDEN FIREBIRD AWARD (nom)
Hong Kong IFF
Rhode Island Int’l
Katra Film Series
Social Change FF
Brown University NYC
ZERO Film Festival
Gay & Lesbian
Gay & Lesbian FF
Pink Apple FF
Zurich & Frauenfeld
Gay & Lesbian FF
Queer Film Festival
Our films have been watched online for over 1.5 million minutes.
Directing, Producing, Editing, Writing & Web
Currently developing feature films and television.
Short films and music videos which have screened in over 70 film festivals worldwide and won numerous first-place awards.
Michael works creatively (Director, Editor, Producer & Writer) and technically (coding, promotions, SFX & post workflow) with teams from 2 to 40.
Music Video created for MWB
A colorful adventure through the forest.
We Were Out
Music Video created for Blue Kid
An aerialist dances on silks as Lydia remembers.
Next To You
Music Video created for Blue Kid
Lydia, a porcelain doll, destroys her small cage.
Everythingis|Film is currently developing a number of feature & television projects.
Get in touch about directing projects.
Full Service Production
Michael and his team bring an understanding of audience, messaging, how to inspire people to action, and virality. We can work with you tailor a message and out-of-the-box ways to tell your company’s story.
Then we’ll make a beautiful piece at stellar quality, crafted to evoke a response.
Worked with AirBnb team to create product video
(confidential, under NDA)
Party Fire Safety
In response to Oakland fire, video on harm reduction
techniques for fire safety, with 3-day turnaround.
450 shares and 30,000 views in first day.
The Dash & Dot Show!
17-part YouTube series teaching kids to program with
Dash and Dot robots using adventures and tutorials
Created for Wonder Workshop
Commercial for WonderPaw, a new app that teaches
your dog to code (April Fools!) for Wonder Workshop
FilmAid – Projecting Hope
Trailer for FilmAid International, an organization that teaches and screens film in refugee camps. Voiced by Linus Roache.
Pitch Video (password protected)
Prototype demonstration, fundraising for tech startup.
Trailer for an event started by Michael, featured in TIME Magazine, New York Times, AM New York, and others.
Crowdfunding video for a pen-sized vaporizer. Campaign (later renamed to Grasshopper) raised $365,000 on Indiegogo.
Italian Cult Cinema Spotlight
Spotlight on Fandor’s Italian Cult Cinema films
Created for Fandor
Concept video for travel startup Travel Labs, which was shown to initial investors to highlight company philosophy.
Get in touch to book a video.
360º video, Immersive and Interactive Experiences
Virtual reality is here, on your phones and in millions of devices.
Technology is available right now to immerse a viewer in another world, create empathy, or attract attention.
Michael brings the technical experience, creative skills, and understanding of the format you need to create these experiences.
Narrative + Creative + VR/AR + Social media + Technical + Business skills
In just a few hours, I will look over your project and provide high-level strategy advice, or dig into the nitty gritty and execute.
My greatest skill is my network, and I have relationships in
- Studio system of Los Angeles
- Indie film scene of New York
- Tech/startup world of San Francisco
- Advised on global rollout for a pre-release VR camera for a Fortune 50 company
- Project managed creation of a microsite for the SF Film Society streaming films from the festival: negotiating contracts, designing site, consulting on publicity, and directing supplemental videos
- Strategy, website development, and branding consulting for augmented reality company Emergence
- Viral launch of LGBT film, targeted to LGBT centers worldwide
- Crowdfunding (6 successful campaigns, $400k raised)
- VR filmmaking
- Building a team
- Film festival distribution & strategy
- Color Correction, Post Workflow, Rescue Edits, VFX
Get in touch to discuss your project.
Filmmaker, artist, and developer in San Francisco.
Michael’s two short films Lily in the Grinder and Shabbat Dinner, and mini-feature documentary have screened in over 70 film festivals worldwide, winning several first place awards, one becoming an HBO Project Greenlight Finalist.
In 2012 Michael started Nametag Day, a citywide event that distributed nametags to over 15,000 New Yorkers and is launching in San Francisco this year. He coordinated international operations for nonprofit FilmAid International, where he taught and screened film in Kenyan and Haitian refugee camps.
Michael has written about film, tech, and politics for The Guardian and Huffington Post, and has had work covered in The New York Times, TIME Magazine, AM New York, and CBS. He was a visiting scholar at the FAMU Directing Program in Prague, Czech Republic and holds a Bachelor’s degree from Brown University.
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