Michael has written or co-written 13 feature screenplays, 4 of which have been optioned and 4 of which have won 6 national writing competitions.
"A DOGGONE CHRISTMAS", a family Christmas comedy co-written with Travis Mann, recently won overall FIRST PLACE in the 2013 Scriptwriters Network High Concept Screenplay Competition. The script also placed Second in the Fresh Voices screenplay competition and made the top 10 out of 7,000 entries in the Final Draft Big Break screenplay competition.
"GODSPEED" (co-written with Travis Mann) won FIRST PLACE in the 2009 Feel Good Film Festival Screenplay Competition, was a Semi-Finalist (top 2%) in the American Screenwriting Competition, the PAGE Screenwriting Awards and the Final Draft "Big Break" Screenplay Competition. The script was also an Official Selection of the International Family Film Festival.
"NUCLEAR ONE" (co-written with Travis Mann) won FIRST PLACE in the 2012 Sunscreen Film Festival Screenplay Competition and was a Finalist (Top 20) in the Champion Screenwriting Competition and the Beverly Hills Film Festival Screenplay Competition.
"RED HATS" (co-written with Travis Mann) won FIRST PLACE in the 2011 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition, Action-Adventure Category and was the GRAND PRIZE WINNER in the 2012 Script Pipeline Screenplay Competition. Red Hats was also a Finalist, (6th Place out of 2,000 entries) in the American Screenwriting Competition.
Michael also produced a short film for the 168 hour film festival. "A Temp For All Seasons" was completed in 2 weeks (1 week to write and prep, 1 week to shoot and post) on a budget of just $2,000 and won 5 awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Original Score.
"Temp" was also a Finalist in the Now Casting Film Festival, and an Official Selection of the Int'l Family Film Festival; Liberty Film Festival; MovieFone Short Film Festival; Oxford International Festival of Films; Damah Film Festival; and NewFilmmakers LA.