Division of Film & Television Production
Michael received his B.A. from Harvard University concentrating in Political Science and his M.F.A. in Directing from Columbia University's Film Division. His work at Columbia won numerous awards including the IMAX Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking Award, the prestigious National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Award and has screened his work at festivals worldwide including the Tribeca Film Festival in New York city.
He has taught Filmmaking at Columbia University. He made his feature film debut in 2012 with Allegiance, starring Aidan Quinn. Allegiance premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival and was acquired for theatrical distribution in 2013. His recent projects include directing and producing several spots for ESPN's Black History Month Campaign, directing episodes for Uncaberet, an unscripted series for Amazon.com about the legendary, Los Angeles based alternative comedy show. The series premiered in December 2012 as part of Amazon.com's first wave of content creation.