Michael is a Sydney based Production Designer, working in Australia and abroad.
A 2012 AFTRS Production Design graduate, Michael also studied Object and Jewellery Design and holds a Bachelor of Design in Architecture from Sydney University. His passion for architecture, art and design; led him to pursue a career designing for film – a medium where he loves the world of visual storytelling to inform audiences.
More recently, his success has taken him abroad where he was art directing tv commercials, with some of Europe’s leading agencies and directors. Working with clients such as McDonalds, ING, Samsung, Orange, Dior, BNP Paribas to name a few.
His work has gone on to win awards, screening nationally and internationally on the festival circuit. His most recent Production Design on BLACK LIPS is currently nominated for Short Film Production of the Year, Screen Producers Australia awards.
Notable collaborations: Director Olivier Dahan (La Vie en Rose, Ghost River), Director The Guard Brothers (The Uninvited) Cinematographer Larry Smith (Eyes Wide Shut, Only God Forgives), Cinematographer Erik Wilson (The Imposter, Paddington 2), Fashion Photographer Willy Vanderpere (Dior, Prada, Vogue)
Now back in Australia, he brings his experience from abroad and seeks to pursue longer form drama opportunities and find new collaborations.