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About Michael

Michael is based between London and Toronto, with projects in development between the UK and Canada. His next Canadian short ‘The Violinist’ has been part funded by the Ontario Arts Council and will shoot outside Toronto in April 2019. In between, he plans to shoot a call-to-action for his first feature ‘After Love’ in the UK. Michael is currently writing his second feature script, ‘Chloe and the Star’, centred around an aging porn star who, after the death of an ex lover, discovers her teenage daughter might be his.

Selected CREDITS

Writing

2019 CHLOE AND THE STAR (Feature)

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)

Directing

2018 BUCKLEY INSURANCE (Commercial Campaign)

  • Featured on CPTV. DoP: Elijah Marchand

2018 ENBRIDGE ‘SMELL GAS’ (Commercial)

  • DoP: David Suddaby. Produced by Fifth Story

2018 WHATEVER IT TAKES (Commercial)

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

2014 MIKEL AMEEN ‘REMEMBER ME’ (Music Video)

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

Contact

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

E: laversmichael@gmail.com

T: +1 647 551 8482