Michael D. Coffey was born in Ulysses, Kansas and grew up mostly there before living in Amarillo, Texas during high school and college. He is a graduate of Amarillo College, where he earned a Microcomputer Specialist Associate degree and a graduate of West Texas A&M University, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in computer information systems. He worked full-time for the City of Lawrence, Kansas for 21 years, 13 of which were for the Fire Medical Department as their Systems Analyst/computer support technician.
At Amarillo College, where he worked part-time for two years in the writing lab, his classes included a news gathering and writing class, two English composition classes and creative writing. At the University of Kansas he took dramatic screenwriting twice because he liked it. He has written three feature-length screenplays, three short stories and two children’s stories.
Michael has invested in three feature films, and he is credited as an Associate Producer for the feature film, "Nailbiter". His first speaking part is in the feature film, “The Sublime and Beautiful”, filmed in Lawrence, Kansas. Currently he is producing his screenplay, “Triumph”, a teen sports-drama starring RJ Mitte (aka Walt Jr. in “Breaking Bad”) with a cast of other Hollywood actors and a Hollywood director. Twenty days of the movie have been shot and six or seven shooting days remain until final wrap.
One of his goals is to work in the film and TV industry as a writer, producer, casting director and director and be a part of making high-quality films, documentaries and TV media.
Michael also enjoys marketing, and with that knowledge and skill, he is interested in all aspects of marketing, including advertising, copy editing, creating, developing and writing. He loves brainstorming ideas, creating and working with others to achieve a common goal. He also loves a challenge.
Michael’s hobbies include: hiking, practicing Tae Chi, and weight lifting.
Into the Fire
Film (Drama) Producer A former Marine lives life on the edge as a rookie firefighter who falls for a divorced mom he rescues, but struggles to rescue himself in a mysterious and self-revealing journey towards forgiveness.
Film (Drama) Producer A bright and determined teen who has mild cerebral palsy strives to be a wrestler on his high school's team and goes to humorous lengths to win over the heart of a classmate, the girl of his dreams.
The Sublime and Beautiful
Film (Drama) Actor David Conrad is a college professor and sometimes philanderer raising three children in a small Kansas suburb with his wife Kelly. When sudden tragedy strikes the family in the days before Christmas, David and Kelly's marriage is brought to its breaking point and David's desire for retribution leads him into uncharted moral territory with the question: what can we forgive? Written by Anonymous
Film (Horror) Associate Producer This movie is about a mother (Alice Maguire) and her three daughters who are trying to get to the airport to pick up Mr Maguire, the daughter's father. But on the way there is a tornado warning and the trip starts to get too dangerous so they stop on the highway and run to a house to take shelter. Nobody answers the door so they all get in to the cellar to wait out the storm. But then they discover that there is somebody in the house above them, and then they become trapped in the cellar. But there's more to worry about than the impending storm, and their lives become endangered, by something that's not normal. Written by Michael Hallows Eve
The Only Good Indian
Film (Western) Actor Set in Kansas during the early 1900s, a teen-aged Native American boy (newcomer Winter Fox Frank) is taken from his family and forced to attend a distant Indian "training" school to assimilate into White society. When he escapes to return to his family, Sam Franklin (Wes Studi), a bounty hunter of Cherokee descent, is hired to find and return him to the institution. Franklin, a former Indian scout for the U.S. Army, has renounced his Native heritage and has adopted the White Man's way of life, believing it's the only way for Indians to survive. Along the way, a tragic incident spurs Franklin's longtime nemesis, the famous "Indian Fighter" Sheriff Henry McCoy (J. Kenneth Campbell), to pursue both Franklin and the boy. Written by sr
West Texas A & M University (Canyon, TX)