LUNAR DOOR produces films, documentaries, TV series, and graphic novels. We are a creative collective of purposeful, imaginative and socially responsible artists, producing visionary content while addressing controversial, essential themes.
Company
Lunar Door, LLC
Talent Manager
Michael is an award-winning filmmaker and co-founder of Lunar Door, an independent production company. His acclaimed crime thriller The Fixer, starring Jesse C. Boyd and Danny Trejo, has earned 90 international awards and 38 nominations, including 13 Best Director wins.
Michael is a producer on the indie drama The Fall. He is also directing and producing the social justice documentary Tears of the Field while producing the adventure, sports documentary Tracing the Divide. He is currently attached to direct three features: Ashes, Cane, and The Sins of My Father, based on his memoir.
  • Writer (8 Credits)
    LIGHT: 1-Hour Pilot Script
    Television Script
    LIGHT: Short Film Script
    Short Script
    SWORN: 1-Hour Pilot Script
    Television Script
    The Fixer: 1-Hour Pilot Script
    Television Script
    The Sins of My Father
    Screenplay
    Tears of the Field2023
    Documentary, Feature
    The Fixer2019
    Short
    SWORN2018
    Short
  • Producer (3 Credits)
    Tears of the Field2023
    Documentary, Feature
    The Fall2023
    Feature
    The Fixer2019
    Short
  • Director (2 Credits)
    Tears of the Field2023
    Documentary, Feature
    The Fixer2019
    Short
  • Acting (1 Credit)
    SWORN2018
    Short
Semi-Finalist / Official Selection
The Fixer
Gold Movie Awards
London
2021
Official Selection
The Fixer
Accolade Global Film Competition
La Jolla
2020
Official Selection
The Fixer
Official Latino Film and Arts Festival
Palm Desert
2020
Official Selection
The Fixer
Yucca Valley Film Festival
Yucca Valley
2020
Official Selection
The Fixer
HollyShorts Film Festival
Sherman Oaks
2020
Official Selection
The Fixer
Studio City International TV & Film Festival
Los Angeles
2020
Official Selection
The Fixer
Kosice International Monthly Film Festival
Kosice
2020
Finalist / Official Selection
The Fixer
Global Shorts
Los Angeles
2020
Official Selection
The Fixer
Highland Park Independent Film Festival
Los Angeles
2020
Winner - Best Short (Overall) / Award Nominated / Semi-Finalist / Official Selection
The Fixer
Indie Short Fest: Los Angeles International Film Festival
Los Angeles
2020
Winner - Best Crime Short / Award Nominated / Semi-Finalist / Official Selection
The Fixer
Indie Short Fest: Los Angeles International Film Festival
Los Angeles
2020
Winner - Best Thriller Short / Award Nominated / Semi-Finalist / Official Selection
The Fixer
Indie Short Fest: Los Angeles International Film Festival
Los Angeles
2020
Winner - Best First Time Director / Award Nominated / Semi-Finalist / Official Selection
The Fixer
Indie Short Fest: Los Angeles International Film Festival
Los Angeles
2020
Winner - Outstanding Achievement Award: Producer (Michael Schilf, Chase Kuker, Ryan D. Wood) / Award Nominated / Semi-Finalist / Official Selection
The Fixer
Indie Short Fest: Los Angeles International Film Festival
Los Angeles
2020
Winner - Best Actor (Jesse C. Boyd)) / Award Nominated / Semi-Finalist / Official Selection
The Fixer
Indie Short Fest: Los Angeles International Film Festival
Los Angeles
2020
Winner - Best Supporting Actor (Danny Trejo) /
The Fixer
Indie Short Fest: Los Angeles International Film Festival
Los Angeles
2020
Winner - Best Sound Mixing (Joseph Cooke) / Award Nominated / Semi-Finalist / Official Selection
The Fixer
Indie Short Fest: Los Angeles International Film Festival
Los Angeles
2020
Nominated - Best Producer (Michael Schilf, Chase Kuker, Ryan D. Wood) / Semi-Finalist / Official Selection
The Fixer
Indie Short Fest: Los Angeles International Film Festival
Los Angeles
2020
Nominated - Best Acting Ensemble (Jesse C. Boyd, Veronica Diaz Carranza, Vincent van Hinte, and Danny Trejo) / Semi-Finalist / Official Selection
The Fixer
Indie Short Fest: Los Angeles International Film Festival
Los Angeles
2020
Nominated - Best Original Score (Chase Kuker and Ryan D. Wood) / Semi-Finalist / Official Selection
The Fixer
Indie Short Fest: Los Angeles International Film Festival
Los Angeles
2020
Winner - Award of Excellence Special Mention / Official Selection
The Fixer
Best Shorts Competition
La Jolla
2020
Winner - Honorable Mention / Official Selection
The Fixer
Davinci International Film Festival
Washington DC
2020
Official Selection
The Fixer
The Hollywood First-Time Filmmaker Showcase
Hollywood
2020
Winner - Best Action Film / Official Selection
The Fixer
International Filmmaker's Showcase (IFS): L.A. Film Festival
Los Angeles, CA
2020
Winner - Best Supporting Actor in a Short Film (Danny Trejo) / Official Selection
The Fixer
International Filmmaker's Showcase (IFS): L.A. Film Festival
Los Angeles
2020
Official Selection
The Fixer
Beverly Hills Film Festival
Beverly Hills, CA
2020
Official Selection
The Fixer
Mammoth Film Festival
Mammoth Lakes, CA
2020
Semi-Finalist
LIGHT: Short Film Script
Utah Film Festival and Awards
Vineyard, Utah
2020
Best Action Film Finalist / Official Selection
SWORN
Oregon Short Film Festival
Wilsonville, OR
2020
Official Selection
LIGHT: Short Film Script
Action on Film MegaFest 16th Annual Film Festival and Writers' Competition 2020
Las Vegas, NV
2019
Official Selection
LIGHT: Short Film Script
Bloodstained Indie Film Festival: Sci-Fi Horror Action
Tokyo, Japan
2019
Official Selection
LIGHT: Short Film Script
Freedom Festival International
Columbia, SC
2019
Official Selection
LIGHT: Short Film Script
Indie Suspense Horror Sci-Fi Film Festival
Orlando, FL
2019
Official Selection
LIGHT: Short Film Script
Underground Indie Film Festival - Horror Cult Sci-Fi Fantasy Underground Indie Film Festival - Horror Cult Sci-Fi Fantasy
Apopka, FL
2019
Best Short Screenplay / Official Selection
LIGHT: Short Film Script
Hollywood Dreams 4th Annual International Film Festival and Writers' Competition
Las Vegas, NV
2019
Best Sci-Fi/Action Short Screenplay / Official Selection
LIGHT: Short Film Script
Hollywood Just4Shorts Film and Screenplay Competition
Los Angeles, CA
2019
1st PRIZE, 1-HOUR DRAMA PILOT "LIGHT"
LIGHT: 1-Hour Pilot Script
Film Crash Screenplay Competition
Los Angeles, CA
2019
Semi-Finalist
LIGHT: 1-Hour Pilot Script
Table Read My Screenplay
Los Angeles, CA
2019
Official Selection
LIGHT: 1-Hour Pilot Script
Hollywood Dreams 4th Annual International Film Festival and Writers' Competition
Las Vegas, NV
2019
Best Sci-Fi Pilot Script / Official Selection
LIGHT: 1-Hour Pilot Script
Action on Film MegaFest 16th Annual Film Festival and Writers' Competition 2020
Las Vegas, NV
2019
Official Selection
SWORN: 1-Hour Pilot Script
Hollywood Dreams 4th Annual International Film Festival and Writers' Competition
Las Vegas, NV
2019
Official Selection
SWORN: 1-Hour Pilot Script
Action on Film MegaFest 16th Annual Film Festival and Writers' Competition 2020
Las Vegas, NV
2019
Winner Best Action Film / Official Selection
SWORN
End of Days Film Festival
Orlando, FL
2019
Winner Best Action/Sci-Fi Short / Official Selection
SWORN
Hollywood Just4Shorts Film and Screenplay Competition
Los Angeles, CA
2019
Best Action Film Finalist / Official Selection
SWORN
Freedom Festival International
Columbia, SC
2019
Official Selection
SWORN
Action on Film MegaFest 16th Annual Film Festival and Writers' Competition 2020
Las Vegas, NV
2019
Official Selection
SWORN
Hollywood Dreams 4th Annual International Film Festival and Writers' Competition
Las Vegas, NV
2019
Official Selection
SWORN
Bloodstained Indie Film Festival: Sci-Fi Horror Action
Tokyo
2019
Official Selection
SWORN
Austin After Dark Film Festival
Austin, Tx
2019
Official Selection
SWORN
BLASTOFF
Los Angeles, CA
2019
Official Selection
SWORN
Mammoth Film Festival
Mammoth Lakes, CA
2019
College
University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts
MFA in Writing for Film and Television
19982000
College
Marquette University
Broadcasting/Electronic Communication & English Literature
19931997
Birth Date
May 7, 1975
Nickname
Warrior Poet
Birth City
Evanston, IL
Current City
Los Angeles
Hometown
Kenosha, WI
Height
5'10"
Gender
Male
Eye Color
Blue
Zodiac Sign
Taurus
Married To
Leticia Escobar Schilf
Children
2 girls, 1 boy
- Marquette University Rugby Team, 1996.
- 2nd place, National LEGO Championship, FAO Schwarz, New York, 1986.
- 3rd place, WISSA Cross Country State Championships, 1992.
LUNAR DOOR produces films, documentaries, TV series, and graphic novels. We are a creative collective of purposeful, imaginative and socially responsible artists, producing visionary content while addressing controversial, essential themes.
Company
Lunar Door, LLC
Talent Manager
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