Michael’s passion for filmmaking took root at a very young age, studying Film Production in Boulder, Colorado. Michael won the 2008 Emerging Cinematographer’s Award from the International Cinematographer’s Guild for a short film titled “Noisemaker.”
In 2018 Michael was collaborating as 2nd Unit Director of Photography with Darius Khondji on Nicolas Winding Refn’s "Too Old To Die Young” (Amazon). This year he has been shooting 2nd Unit in Bangkok on the Netflix action film, “Kate.”
Michael has had the pleasure of working with the industry's most talented directors on memorable commercials with clients such as Ford, Toyota, Chrysler, Fiat, Jeep, Buick, Jet Blue, Mtn Dew, Asics, Burger King, Porsche, Ducati, Gatorade, Marines and The Grammys.
His western sensibility makes Michael a great collaborator who knows how to be patient for just the right amount of time, to capture that perfect shot.