Filmography / Contact

About Me

Michael is a British writer / director based in Toronto. His short film ‘Joseph’s Reel’ currently has 1.3 million views and is in the Best Rated category on YouTube’s Omeleto channel. In 2020 he won the Best Director award at the Lonely Wolf London International Film Festival for his short ‘The Violinist’. His films have shown at festivals including Palm Springs, Galway, Rome, Toronto, LA and Aesthetica. Michael has recently completed ‘The Violinist’ and ‘The End of the Line’, in between developing the feature screenplay of ‘Joseph’s Reel’.

Selected CREDITS

Directing

2020 THE VIOLINIST (Short)

  • DoP: Dmitry Lopatin
  • Funded by the OAC and CCA
  • WINNER – Best Director of a Short Film, NOMINEE – Best
    Musical, Best Original Composition, Best Production Design, Best
    Costume Design – Lonely Wolf London International Film Festival
    2020
  • NOMINEE – Best Original Composition in a Short Film – Music + Sound Awards 2020

2019 THE END OF THE LINE (Short)

  • DoP: Christopher Sharman
  • Proof of concept short for feature ‘After Love’.

2018 BUCKLEY INSURANCE (Commercial Campaign)

  • Featured on CPTV. DoP: Elijah Marchand

2018 ENBRIDGE ‘SMELL GAS’ (Commercial)

  • DoP: David Suddaby. Produced by Fifth Story

2017 OUT OF LOVE (Short)

  • DoP: Dmitry Lopatin. Produced by 920 Films

2016 PINK TAX (Commercial)

  • Featured on CBC, CTV and The Huffington Post
  • DoP: Dmitry Lopatin. Produced by Stella Shoots for BBDO

2016 THE ILLUSTRATOR (Commercial)

  • Featured at Cannes Lions 2016 ‘Summer of Creativity’
  • DoP: Dmitry Lopatin. Produced by Stella Shoots

2015 JOSEPH’S REEL (Short)

  • OFFICIAL SELECTION – 12 BAFTA / OSCAR qualifying festivals including Palm Springs, Galway Film Fleadh & Aesthetica 
  • DoP: Eben Bolter. Produced by Forty Foot Pictures

2013 ALCOHOLIC FAITH MISSION ‘WE NEED FEAR’ (Music Video)

  • OFFICIAL SELECTION – Toronto Independent Film Festival

2011 RED HEART (Feature)

2010 THE RISE & FALL OF TOM & SARAH (Short)

  • HONOURABLE MENTION – LA New Wave Film Festival
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION – SoCal Independent Film Festival

Writing

2020 JOSEPH’S REEL (Feature)

2019 THE END OF THE LINE (Short)

2018 THE VIOLINIST (Short)

  • SEMI-FINALIST – Screencraft Film Fund 2018

2018 THE BIG ONE (Short)

  • WINNER – IMIS Out Loud Competition 2019

2017 AFTER LOVE (Feature)

  • SEMI-FINALIST – ScreenwritingU Screenplay Contest 2017
  • SECOND ROUND –  Sundance Screenwriters Lab 2017

2016 STEPHANIE’S ROOM (Short) (Co-Writer)

  • WINNER – Toronto 48 Hour Film Festival 2016
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION – Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner 2016

2015 JOSEPH’S REEL

2011 THE RISE AND FALL OF TOM AND SARAH

2010 RED HEART (Feature)

Contact

GET IN TOUCH!
If you have a project / idea, or just to say hello…

E: laversmichael@gmail.com

T: +1 647 581 6898