Michael is an award-winning filmmaker with over 10 years of experience bringing stories to life in short and feature-length narrative and documentary films, commercials, and music videos.
With a skill for capturing authentic performances, Michael has directed, produced, written, and acted in over 70 projects, spanning short films, feature films, TV series, and web series. His creative journey is continually enriched through collaborations with established and emerging artists and production companies, constantly pushing the boundaries of storytelling.
Notably, Michael's work as a filmmaker has garnered recognition. Early in his career, he demonstrated his directorial talent with UBER's "Hitchin' a Trike," a widely acclaimed commercial that captivated audiences and gained millions of views. He then helmed GoodChat TV's viral cause-based hit "You're Wonderful," leaving audiences inspired and moved.
In addition to his on-screen achievements, Michael co-founded 'fear+love' theatre company, bringing innovative and thought-provoking productions to the stage. He is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, where he honed his acting skills, and the New York Film Academy, where he delved into the art of filmmaking.
Recently, Michael took part in an exciting endeavour with the Fairfax Youth Initiative, where he produced and directed the stories of 20 young storytellers. Over the course of just 10 days, he embarked on a whirlwind production across 8 regional and rural towns in the Murray Mallee, Victoria, capturing the raw talent and unique voices of these emerging storytellers. The result was an entire festival of short films, showcasing their creativity and bringing their stories to a wider audience.
Driven by a passion for innovative storytelling, Michael infuses his work with humour, empathy, and authenticity, leaving a profound and enduring impact on his audience. He is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of the Australian and international film industry, crafting narratives that entertain, enlighten, and leave a lasting impression.