Michael Goldenberg is a writer from the great city of Munster, Indiana (no, not like the cheese) who currently resides in Los Angeles, California. He began his writing career with his partner, Carlos Gutierrez, scripting televison pilots which have been described as "cute" and "fun stuff" by his own mother. On his own, Michael graduated from the UCLA Professional Screenwriting Program, and has in additon to his television output written the odd feature length screenplay here and there (THE LAST TWO JEWS IN AFGHANISTAN, BLACK STAR). He has also spent two years writing and performing his own monthly live sketch comedy shows (which is a deeply embarrassing sentence to write) and was even a contestant on the 2020 season of America's Got Talent (Spoiler: he didn't win). He enjoys writing absurdist social commentaries following flawed characters in their attempts to navigate the myriad of complexities of this modern world (ASIANS CAN'T PLAY JAZZ, THE GREATEST MAN WHO EVER LIVED). One fateful day, Michael received a profound, heartfelt, life-altering piece of advice from a friend - "there's a lot of money in animation right now." Since then, Michael has written multiple animated televison pilots. His scripts often detail broken people who unwittingly finding paths to redemption in foreign worlds, whether it be intergalactic summercamp (ELYSIAN RING), on the entertainment staff of a luxury cruise ship (WASHED UP) or within the happiest plane of existence in the entire multiverse (THE GRAND FONTAINE). He once ate two Chipotle burritos (double steak) in one sitting.
A mentally unstable Vietnam war veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for a action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process. A mentally unstable Vietnam war veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for a action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.