Michael has produced and worked as an assistant director on films like Man on the Moon, Gangs of New York, Brokeback Mountain, Silkwood, Amadeus, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. . Having an event where a filmmaker with Michael’s experience can come in and share in depth details as to how he learned to produce and what he’s learned from each film, is an invaluable experience for the local indie film community of Utah.
After showing clips from a number of his films and discussing behind the scene details about each one, he proceeded to answer questions fired off by the crowd of local filmmakers. After the event wrapped, Michael hung around for a while and chatted it up with folks face to face! It truly was a great night.
We hope to continue getting experienced filmmakers in front of new filmmakers to share tricks of the trade.