School of Cinematic Arts Directory Profile

Directory Profile

Michael Bodie, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor of the Practice of Cinematic Arts

Affiliated Divisions:

Media Arts + Practice Division

Work Phone: 213.821.5840
Office: SCI 101Q

Bodie began his career working for Sundance Institute’s Feature Film and Theatre Programs where he helped develop independent artists and their projects including Miranda July's “Me and You and Everyone We Know," Hany Abu Assad's "Paradise Now," Doug Wright's “Grey Gardens," and Stew's “Passing Strange."

After attending UCLA’s School of Film, Television and Digital Media’s graduate directing program he returned to Sundance as their content producer to direct an eight episode documentary web series about their prestigious labs for Honda and YouTube. Bodie was integral to the inception and direction of the film festival's inaugural livestream coverage, and continues to produce and direct their festival video content to this day.

He has written and directed award winning short films and other video projects that have aired on MTVu, Logo, the Sundance Channel, and screened in film festivals worldwide. Bodie collaborated with DJ ShyBoy to conceive and direct two music videos for his debut album “Water on Mars,” and his video work was included in the Los Angeles Public Library’s exhibit, “To Live and Dine in L.A.” Curated by MacArthur Fellow Josh Kun, the exhibit highlighted food culture and issues of food justice in and around Los Angeles.

Bodie teaches courses in filmmaking and 360° docu-narrative performance installation for the division of Media Arts + Practice. He has also taught acting, directing, improv and media-based classes at schools and universities in the U.S and abroad.