Hi there - I'm Michael Schmidt
Director | Cinematographer | Filmmaker
Thanks for taking the time to stop by.
My passion and need to tell stories, to discover, investigate, study the human condition and join the conversation, lead me to my career in directing, writing, editing, producing, and film-making. It's the perfect choice for my tortured yet completely optimistic soul! In my film-making life, I get to meet some really fascinating people. I get to observe the most interesting aspects of their lives, their passions, and the things that make them who they are. I get to tell their stories. I consider that quite a privilege.
Sometimes, I get to tell my own stories, too. Which, considering I've always been somewhat of a daydreamer, isn't a bad way to spend your days.
I've had the distinct pleasure of working with some of the most creative and disciplined individuals - visual designers, writers, actors, camera operators, illustrators, editors and sound designers. Together, we've created media that moves people. Whether that movement is intended to educate, enlighten and inspire, or when its goal is to sell a product, it's the story that gets it done.
I invite you to take a quick peek at some of the stories I've had the good fortune to be a part of. Who knows... maybe you'll find one that moves you :-)