Co-Founder of Lunar Door, an independent film production company, Michael Schilf is an award-winning writer, director, and producer.
A graduate of the USC’s School of Cinematic Arts (MFA in Screenwriting), Schilf has penned ten features, eight TV pilots, numerous shorts, a webisode series, and over 100 advertising campaigns (including Nike, American Express, Volvo, Walmart, Ford, Target, Chrysler, Lexus, BMW, and Mercedes Benz), working with directors such as Jesse Dylan (American Wedding, Kicking & Screaming), James Frost (Radiohead’s “House of Cards”, OK Go’s “This Too Shall Pass”), and Steven Tsuchida (Community, New Girl, Sirens).
In 2010, Schilf co-founded The Script Lab, a screenwriting resource and entertainment news outlet, designed for writers, filmmakers, and creators. As President and Editorial Director, he developed content that helped The Script Lab gain brand recognition as an industry leader, providing high-quality E-learning and industry education to millions worldwide. In 2014, The Script Lab was acquired by TSL Media, Inc., and Schilf stayed on as an Educational Consultant.
Schilf is author of The Sins of My Father: A Memoir, which takes an introspective look at growing up with an absentee, alcoholic, mentally ill father; co-creator/writer of LIGHT, a sci-fi, action, crime series; co- creator/writer of SWORN, a fantasy, action, adventure series; and writer/director/producer of the award-winning short The Fixer, co-staring Danny Trejo.
Currently, Schilf is pitching the pilot script for the "The Fixer" TV series while in pre-production on his directorial feature film debut, based on his memoir "The Sins of My Father," which takes an introspective look at growing up with an absentee, alcoholic, mentally ill father.