Biochemist - turned photographer - turned cinematographer. Michael started shooting portraits for magazines like Esquire, Wired, Vogue and Cosmopolitan before heading over to Pulse Films London as a production assistant. From there he moved towards film as a cinematographer and now shoots short films, fashion films, branded content pieces and commercials.
Michael's first narrative piece, STUTTERER, won an OSCAR at the 88th Academy Awards (2016) for Best Live Action Short.
His second short 'The Prevailing Winds' (dir. Adam Butcher) premiered at the London BFI as part of the London Film Festival and he is now in post production with his fourth short 'Say Goodbye' (dir. Oliver Goodrum - Nice Shirt Films).
In June 2016, Michael was honorary guest (along with Mátyás Erdély HSC) at the Greek Society of Cinematographers’ (GSC) annual event, where he was on stage to speak about his work on STUTTERER. The full speech can be viewed here.
The same month he was also asked to do a TED Talk in Athens. The talk titled ‘The Art of Saying Yes’ can be viewed here.
He lives in London, UK
Michael has has just teamed up with Emmy award winning director Edward Watts to shoot his narrative short OKSIJEN - a story based on true immigration events.
Edward just won an Emmy award & Amnesty international award for 'Escape from Isis'. Production on OKSIJEN commences in February 2017