Michael Lippert is an award-winning director and editor originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. He has worked on several major commercial campaigns and multiple documentary and narrative films. Michael's short time travel narrative Reversal won Best Sci-fi at the 2016 Juggernaut Film Festival, and was nominated for Best Actor/Actress and Art Direction at the Midwest Independent Film Festival. His 2017 Sci-fi follow up, Miriam is Going to Mars, also screened globally and won the Grand Jury Prize at The Midwest Independent Film Festival. Documentary work includes the short Reeves: a Home For music (2019), about a 1940s movie house-turned music venue in North Carolina, and his debut feature, Sloane: A Jazz Singer, following little known jazz legend Carol Sloane. Sloane recently won Best Documentary Feature at the 2023 Santa Fe Film Festival. When he’s not directing, Michael edits for Cutters Studios in Chicago, specializing in music-driven, automotive, and docu-style content. In 2014, he won Best of Chicago at the American Independent Commercial Editors Awards for IBM: On Brand, a documentary retrospective. He has since been nominated three more times in various categories. His recent spot for Jeep played in the 2023 Super Bowl. Michael lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina with his wife, two kids, and their dog, Mollie.