Michael is a South African filmmaker living in Prague, Czech Republic.
As a cinematographer, he has photographed 12 feature films, and in 2005 one of the films he photographed was nominated for an Academy Award. (‘Yesterday’ 2005 Oscar nominated for Best Foreign Film) and was also nominated for Outstanding Made for Television movie at the 2006 Primetime Emmy Awards.
Michael served as Director of Photography on 3 episodes of the US TV show ‘E.R’ (Season 12) for Peter Wells Productions/Warner Brothers.
He has photographed some great actors – amongst them Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda, Bridget Moynahan, Natasha Henstridge, Gina Gershon, Bryan Brown, Armand Assante, Noah Wyle, Kathy Baker and even Jerry Springer.
On the commercial side, he has shot spots for many high end clients, including Chevrolet, BMW, Toyota, Nissan, Lexus, Mitsubishi, VW, Subaru, Coca Cola, Sony, LG, Heineken, Staroprammen, Radegast, Carling Black Label, MTC, M Tel, Swisscom, Kellogg’s, Abu Dhabi Sports, Nike, Fed Ex, DHL, Listerine, SAS Radisson, Oriflame Cosmetics, J&B, Bells and Signature Whiskey.
In his free time he surfs, watches movies, rides his bike, takes photographs and does some fly-fishing.