Michael Colleary

Michael Colleary

Producer, screenwriter and script consultant in Los Angeles, California

About Michael

Michael Colleary is a screenwriter, producer, educator and consultant. He earned an MFA from UCLA film school where he won the Jack Nicholson Award and the William Morris Award for screenwriting excellence.

During this 30-year career he has worked for all major movie studios and TV networks. His produced credits include Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, the family comedy Firehouse Dog; and the TV series Unnatural History. He won a Saturn Award for co-writing the John Woo-directed action thriller Face/Off, which the New York Times deemed “one of the best 1000 movies ever made.”

Michael is a visiting instructor for the Screenwriting MFA program at UCLA where he teaches the famed 434 screenwriting workshop. UCLA also honored him with the Lew and Pamela Hunter/Jonathan and Janice Zakin Chair in Screenwriting.
Recently Michael was appointed a special “Regents’ Lecturer” at UCLA, for which he presented a program of films entitled Screenings for Screenwriters. He was subsequently asked to expand the series into a credited course, which is on the schedule for Spring, 2017. Michael is also a recurring writing mentor for the CineStory Foundation and for the Writers Guild Foundation's Writing Retreat For Veterans.

Michael is currently attached as showrunner to the TV adaptation of MGM's "Soldiers of Fortune" shooting in 2017.


Name: Michael Colleary

Lives in: Los Angeles, California

Occupation: Producer, Screenwriter and Script Consultant

Projects

  • Firehouse Dog

    Firehouse Dog (2007)
    Film (Action, Comedy and Family) Writer Rexxx, Hollywood's top canine star, is best known for his extreme athletic abilities and diva-like demeanor. He gets lost and is reluctantly adopted into a shabby firehouse. He teams up with a young kid Shane Fahey who is ditching science class to get the station back on its feet. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

  • Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

    Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
    Film (Action, Adventure, Fantasy and Thriller) Writer A member of a rich British aristocratic family, Lara Croft is a "tomb raider" who enjoys collecting ancient artifacts from ruins of temples, cities, etc. worldwide, and doesn't mind going through death-defying dangers to get them. She is skilled in hand-to-hand combat, weapons training, and foreign languages - and does them all in tight outfits. Well, the planets of the solar system are going into planetary alignment (Which occurs every 5,000 years), and a secret society called the Illuminati is seeking an ancient talisman that gives its possessor the ability to control time. However, they need a certain clock/key to help them in their search, and they have to find the talisman in one week or wait until the next planetary alignment to find it again. Lara happens to find that key hidden in a wall of her mansion. The Illuminati steal it, and Lara gets an old letter from her deceased father telling her about the society's agenda (Her father was also the one who hid the key). Now, she ... Written by Vampirok

  • Face/Off

    Face/Off (1997)
    Film (Action, Crime, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Writer Sean Archer, a very tough, rugged FBI Agent. Who is still grieving for his dead son Michael. Archer believes that his son's killer is his sworn enemy, a very powerful criminal, Castor Troy. One day, Archer has finally cornered Castor, however, their fight has knocked out Troy cold. As Archer finally breathes easy over the capture of his enemy, he finds out that Troy has planted a bomb that will destroy the entire city of Los Angeles and all of its inhabitants. Unfortunately the only other person who knows its location is Castor's brother Pollux, and he refuses to talk. The solution, a special operation doctor that can cut off people's faces, and can place a person's face onto another person. Archer undergoes one of those surgeries to talk to Pollux. However, Castor Troy somehow regains consciousness and now wants revenge on Archer for taking his face. Not only is Troy ruining Archer's mission, but his personal life as well. Archer must stop Troy again. This time, it's personal. Written by John Wiggins

  • Darkman III: Die Darkman Die

    Darkman III: Die Darkman Die (1996)
    Video (Action, Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi and 1 More) Writer Darkman, needing money to continue his experiments on synthetic skin, steals a crate of cash from drug lord Peter Rooker, attracting the gangster's attention. Rooker is determined to find the source of Darkman's super strength, and uses his beautiful but evil doctor to lure Darkman into a trap. Thinking that the doctor will restore feeling to his tortured body, he discovers too late that they have taken a sample of his adrenaline, which they will market as a super steroid. As Darkman plans his revenge on Rooker's gang, he slowly begins to care about Rooker's neglected wife and daughter. He must now find a way to help them, and destroy Rooker before he uses the adrenaline to plunge the city into chaos. Written by Jordan Williams

  • Death Wish V: The Face of Death

    Death Wish V: The Face of Death (1994)
    Film (Action, Crime, Drama and Thriller) Writer New York's garment district has turns into Dodge City when mobster Tommy O'Shea muscles in on the fashion trade of his ex-wife Olivia Regent. Olivia is engaged to Paul Kersey, who provides a sense of security for herself and her daughter Chelsea. Olivia isn't impressed when Tommy tortures her manager, Big Al, so Tommy hires an enforcer named Freddie Flakes, who is a master of disguise. Freddie dons women's clothing to follow Olivia into a ladies' room, where he smashes her face into a mirror, causing permanent disfigurement. In the offices of D.A. Tony Hoyle and his associate Hector Vasquez, Paul and Olivia vow to see to it that Tommy is prosecuted. Later, Freddie and two of his men disguise themselves as cops, infiltrate Olivia's apartment, and shoot Olivia dead. Now Kersey is ready to take things into his own hands. Kersey follows Tommy's thug Chickie Paconi to the Paconi family bistro, where Kersey kills Chickie by lacing his cannelloni with cyanide. Next, Paul tricks Freddie out ... Written by Todd Baldridge

  • Unnatural History

    Unnatural History

Education

  • UCLA FILM SCHOOL
    (1983-1987)

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