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Film and experience director. I create things.
ilmmaker, artist, and techie in San Francisco, also working in Los Angeles and New York.
Michael’s two short films Lily in the Grinder and Shabbat Dinner, and mini-feature documentary have screened in over 70 film festivals worldwide, winning several first place awards, one becoming an HBO Project Greenlight Finalist.
In 2012 Michael started Nametag Day, a citywide event that distributed nametags to over 15,000 New Yorkers and is launching in San Francisco this year. He coordinated international operations for nonprofit FilmAid International, where he taught and screened film in Kenyan and Haitian refugee camps.
Michael has written about film, tech, and politics for The Guardian and Huffington Post, and has had work covered in The New York Times, TIME Magazine, AM New York, and CBS. He was a visiting scholar at the FAMU Directing Program in Prague, Czech Republic and holds a Bachelor’s degree from Brown University.