As far back as he can remember the movie theater has been Michael’s favorite place to be. As a child, he got lost for hours in the stories he found there, in a dark room, set apart from the “real” world. As he grew, Michael began to see the movie theater as a place where traditions are subverted--where the status quo gets turned on its head. And this is where his writing sensibilities lie--in taking an established concept or idea and finding a way to turn it into something completely different. From slasher films where the “sexy” girls are the most competent ones to a rom-com where the meet cute takes place during casting for a snuff film, there’s no trope he’s unwilling to push to its limit.
From an early age he was a storyteller, crafting worlds that he and his friends would play in, but it wasn’t until much later that he even realized he could be the guy to create the movies he so loved. After years of pursuing music performance and production, Michael sat down to write his first script, which he eventually turned into a movie. Since then he’s written more than fifteen feature films (and produced four of them) as well as a handful of shorts. Michael has had several scripts place as semi-finalists in festivals and has had multiple short films win awards at film festivals in recent years, including two that took top honors.
  • Writer (11 Credits)
    Last Chance
    Screenplay
    Meet Cute
    Screenplay
    Round 8
    Short Script
    The Big Picture
    Screenplay
    The Breakdown
    Screenplay
    The Good Dr. Kremsky
    Screenplay
    You're the Puppet2019
    Short
    Random Knowledge2018
    Short
    Casual Encounters2017
    Short
    Here Comes the Neighborhood2017
    Short
    I'm in a Pickle!2017
    Short
  • Director (5 Credits)
    You're the Puppet2019
    Short
    Random Knowledge2018
    Short
    Casual Encounters2017
    Short
    Here Comes the Neighborhood2017
    Short
    I'm in a Pickle!2017
    Short
  • Producer (5 Credits)
    You're the Puppet2019
    Short
    Random Knowledge2018
    Short
    Casual Encounters2017
    Short
    Here Comes the Neighborhood2017
    Short
    I'm in a Pickle!2017
    Short
Official Selection
You're the Puppet
Love Your Shorts Film Festival
Sanford, FL
2020
Official Selection
You're the Puppet
Dam Short Film Festival
Boulder, NV
2020
Official Selection
You're the Puppet
Pensacola Indie Fringe and Comedy Festival
Pensacola, FL
2020
Official Selection
Random Knowledge
Chandler Film Festival
Chandler, AZ
2020
Nomination: Best Director, Nomination: Best Texas Film
Random Knowledge
Austin Comedy Short Film Festival
Austin, TX
2019
Official Selection
You're the Puppet
West Texas Film Festival
Odessa, TX
2019
Official Selection
Random Knowledge
Billy the Kid Film Festival
Hico, TX
2019
Best Short Comedy Nomination
You're the Puppet
Reel East Texas Film Festival
Kilgore, TX
2019
Official Selection
Random Knowledge
Lost River Film Festival
San Marcos, TX
2019
Nomination: Best Director, Nomination: Best Short Film
Random Knowledge
Grapevine Film Festival
Grapevine, TX
2019
Official Selection
Random Knowledge
Galveston Island Film Festival
Galveston, TX
2019
Official Selection
Random Knowledge
Rendezvous Film Festival
Amelia Island, Florida
2019
Official Selection
Random Knowledge
Charlotte Film Festival
Charlotte NC
2019
Winner Best Writer/Director
Random Knowledge
Austin Revolution Film Festival
Austin, TX
2019
Winner Best Comedy Short, Winner Best Cinematography, Winner Best Supporting Actress (Ariel Greenspoon)
Random Knowledge
Prison City Film Festival
Huntsville TX
2019
Finalist Best Screenplay
The Big Picture
Eyecatcher Film Festival
McAlestar OK
2018
Winner of Best Comedy Short
Random Knowledge
Reel East Texas Film Festival
Kilgore TX
2018
Official Selection
Round 8
Austin Comedy Short Film Festival
Austin TX
2018
Nominee Best Comedy Micro Short
I'm in a Pickle!
Austin Revolution Film Festival
Austin TX
2018
Single Funniest Moment
I'm in a Pickle!
Austin Comedy Short Film Festival
Austin TX
2018
Official Selection
I'm in a Pickle!
Texas Independent Film Festival
College Station, TX
2018
Best Comedy Short Short
I'm in a Pickle!
Texas Ultimate Shorts
Austin, TX
2018
Best Comedy Short Short
I'm in a Pickle!
Wendy's Shorts
Austin, TX
2018
Finalist Best Comedy Screenplay
Last Chance
Austin Revolution Film Festival
Austin TX
2018
Finalist: Best Feature Screenplay
The Good Dr. Kremsky
Austin Comedy Short Film Festival
Austin, TX
2018
1st Runner up Best Comedy short and 2nd Runner up Best Narrative Short
Random Knowledge
Denver Underground Film Festival
Denver CO
2018
Finalist Best Screenplay
The Big Picture
Reel East Texas Film Festival
Kilgore TX
2018
Finalist
The Big Picture
Lionshead Film Festival
Dallas TX
2018
Winner - Best Feature Comedy
The Big Picture
Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase
Fort Worth TX
2018
Finalist Best Comedy Screenplay
The Big Picture
Bare Bones International Film and Music Festival
Muskogee, OK
2018
Finalist Best Comedy Screenplay
The Good Dr. Kremsky
Austin Revolution Film Festival
Austin TX
2018
Finalist
The Breakdown
Houston Comedy Short Film Festival
Houston TX
2018
Finalist
The Breakdown
Hill Country Film Festival
Fredricksburg TX
2018
Winner Best Micro Short, Winner Best Director (Short), Winner Best Actor in a Micro Short (Erik Anderson)
Here Comes the Neighborhood
Eyecatcher Film Festival
McAlestar OK
2018
Winner Best of the Festival
Here Comes the Neighborhood
Downtown Tyler Film Festival
Tyler TX
2018
Official Selection
Here Comes the Neighborhood
Grapevine Film Festival
Grapevine TX
2018
Winner Best Comedy Short
Here Comes the Neighborhood
Revolution Me Film Festival
Brooklyn, NY
2018
Best Comedy Short
Here Comes the Neighborhood
Lionshead Film Festival
Dallas TX
2018
Best Domestic Short Comedy
Here Comes the Neighborhood
Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase
Fort Worth TX
2018
Winner: Best Drama Micro-Short
Here Comes the Neighborhood
Bare Bones International Film and Music Festival
Muskogee, OK
2018
Official Selection
Here Comes the Neighborhood
Portland Comedy Film Festival
Portland OR
2018
Official Selection
Here Comes the Neighborhood
Deep in the Heart Film Festival
Waco TX
2018
Official Selection
Here Comes the Neighborhood
Mountain of Laughs Comedy Festival
Gatlinburg, TN
2018
Winner: Best Supporting Actor, Chris Cubas
Here Comes the Neighborhood
Prison City Film Festival
Huntsville, TX
2018
Winner: Best Dark Comedy Short
Here Comes the Neighborhood
Texas Ultimate Shorts
Austin, TX
2018
Winner: Best Dark Comedy Short
Here Comes the Neighborhood
Wendy's Shorts
Austin, TX
2018
Best Feature Comedy
The Breakdown
Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase
Fort Worth TX
2018
Nominee Texas Comedy short and Nominee Texas Produced Script
Casual Encounters
Austin Revolution Film Festival
Austin TX
2018
Winner Best Screenplay
The Breakdown
Eyecatcher Film Festival
McAlestar OK
2018
Best Cinematography
Casual Encounters
Austin Comedy Short Film Festival
Austin TX
2018
Nominee Best Short Film and Winner Best Director
Casual Encounters
Eyecatcher Film Festival
McAlestar OK
2018
2nd Place Best Thriller Screenplay
The Good Dr. Kremsky
Bare Bones International Film and Music Festival
Muskogee, OK
2018
Official Selection
Here Comes the Neighborhood
Breckenridge Film Festival
Breckenridge, CO
2017
Winner: Best Texas Short, Winner: Best Original Music
Here Comes the Neighborhood
Austin Comedy Short Film Festival
Austin, TX
2017
Official Selection
Here Comes the Neighborhood
Austin Short Film Festival
Austin, TX
2017
Official Selection
The Big Picture
Austin Comedy Short Film Festival
Austin, TX
2017
Official Selection
The Big Picture
Finish Line Screenplay Competition
2017
Semi-Finalist Best Screenplay
The Big Picture
Austin Revolution Film Festival
Austin, TX
2017
Finalist: Best Feature Screenplay
Last Chance
Austin Comedy Short Film Festival
Austin, TX
2017
Official Selection
Here Comes the Neighborhood
Reel East Texas Film Festival
Kilgore, TX
2017
Official Selection
The Breakdown
Reel East Texas Film Festival
Kilgore, TX
2017
Official Selection
The Breakdown
Austin Revolution Film Festival
2015
Official Selection
The Breakdown
Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competitiion
2015
Birth Date
August 12, 1979
Birth City
Brownsville, TX
Current City
Austin, TX
Hometown
Athens, TX
Height
6'5
Gender
Male
Eye Color
Hazel
Married To
Amy Charron