Hey, I'm Michael!

Salt Lake City, Utah

Michael is a writer, director and producer from SLC, Utah. 

Born with a deep passion for storytelling, he started as a theater actor before writing and directing his first stageplay when he was fifteen. Upon graduating high school, he began working as a script consultant for students and filmmakers while gaining on set experience through a variety of roles including production sound, stunt coordination, production design, and still photography.  

After a while of working on other sets, Michael had the opportunity to direct his first short film in collaboration with students at Utah Valley University and has since directed and/or produced on over a dozen projects.

While Michael continues to write and direct, he now primarily focuses on using his years of experience in music, theater and film production to help other artists share their own unique voices and perspectives.

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Tied Up in Knots

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Romance, Romantic Comedy

A conservative couple must face their sexual preconceptions of each other or else they risk losing their own identities and each other.

80%

This project got the green light!

Neighborhood

Salt Lake City, Utah Film Short
Drama, Sci-Fi

After his father’s death, a young traveler seeks shelter from the ravaged world he now faces alone.

100%

This project got the green light!

The Hunted: NYCSS

New York City, New York Series
Action, Comedy

When a new team of misfit slayers discover an un-killable vampire, they seek out magical help to defeat them and save New York City..

104%

This project got the green light!

The Missed

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama

When unhealed wounds are left to fester, this family must face a haunting and unforeseen reality.

106%

This project got the green light!

Till Morning

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama

When Julia can't pay for her tuition, she has to choose between surrendering to her conservative family and selling herself to a stranger.

123%

This project got the green light!

Snowland

Park City, Utah Film Feature
Documentary

A woman creates a fantasy realm she calls Snowland to escape her dark past as a child bride in a secretive polygamous sect.

153%

This project got the green light!

Don't Die

Huntsville, Alabama Film Feature
Crime, Thriller

Driven to steal life-saving medicine, a desperate man ends up on the run and at the mercy of a black market pharmacy.

107%

This project got the green light!

The Dowager (Rocky Mountain Mythology)

Salt Lake City, Utah Film Short
Western, Drama

A farmer holds her husband's angel hostage in an attempt to cheat death

98%

This project got the green light!

Follow My Lead

San Diego, California Film Short
Drama, Romance

How do you spend your entire 20's with someone, and not end up with them?

85%

This project got the green light!

THE CANYON

Laguna Beach, California Film Short
Horror

One year after the Vietnam War, four friends run afoul of a demonic presence in the wilds of a California canyon.

111%

This project got the green light!

A Pregnant Woman

Vancouver, Canada Film Short
Comedy, Drama

An eight-and-a-half month pregnant immigrant drives to a remote hotel to burn her past, in search of a new beginning for her unborn child

85%

This project got the green light!

Becoming (El Devenir)

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Thriller

Evil has no consequences for an affluent Mexican young boy in this disturbing coming-of-age story about toxic masculinity & class inequality

88%

This project got the green light!

Side Effect

Salt Lake City, Utah Film Short
Drama, Thriller

A greedy psychiatrist is over-prescribing the drug Panacetlyne when she mysteriously starts exhibiting signs of the side effects herself.

80%

This project got the green light!

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