Michael J. Carnevale

Michael J. Carnevale

Archangel Pictures
Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Actor and Script Consultant

Santa Fe, New Mexico

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About Michael

Michael J. Carnevale is an American writer, actor, director and film producer who was born in New York.

Michael caught the acting bug after moving to South Florida in 1986, and working as an actor on various films like "Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise" (1987) and several episodes of: "Miami Vice" (1987).

After studying acting in different classes and workshops between Florida and Los Angeles, he moved to NYC to pursue a more formal education/training, enrolling in the Filmmaking program at New York University. Michael's thesis short film "The Case" (1990), {about a daydreaming student whose fantasies blur the line between reality and his imagination, injecting himself into his own noir detective story}, garnered him critical acclaim by faculty, and local reviewers.

Later, Michael co-wrote and starred in the indie film "A Subject of Color" (1991) {About an interracial couple and the affect their relationship has on their friends} produced by Erika/Lynn Productions.

In 1993, Michael then formed his own production company, Archangel Pictures, and Executive Produced the indie feature "Me, Tommy and the Brothers" (1998) which he also wrote and directed.

In September 2007, Michael's debut novel "Dark Obsessions" was published by , and is available at bookstores worldwide.

Currently residing in Santa Fe, NM, Michael is working on the financing/pre-production stages for a new horror script entitled "The Vanish Woods" - an old-school 80's slasher flick fused with a classic movie monster twist.




  • The Vanish Woods

    The Vanish Woods Budget: $1M - $5M | Horror "The Vanish Woods" is a story of five female college athletes, who set out on a long distance bike adventure for Spring Break. Finding themselves isolated and trapped when they opt for a shortcut through a forbidden section of a forest (dubbed The Vanish Woods), they must now find a way to escape the real horror that hunts them!


  • The Vanish Woods

    The Vanish Woods (2016)
    Film by Archangel Pictures/Michael J. Carnevale (Horror) Screenwriter/Producer "The Vanish Woods" is a story of five female college athletes, who set out on a long distance bike adventure for Spring Break. Meeting with gruesome results when they take a shortcut through a forbidden section of the forest, they find themselves isolated and trapped...and now they must find a way to escape the horror that hunts them! GET READY FOR A BLOODY GRUESOME SPRING BREAK!! Written by Michael J. Carnevale

  • Longmire

    Longmire (2013)
    Television (Action, Crime, Drama and Western) Actor Walt Longmire is the charismatic, dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County. Widowed only a year, Longmire is a man in psychic repair that buries his pain behind a brave face and dry wit. Struggling since his wife's death and at the urging of his daughter, Cady, Longmire knows that the time has come to turn his life around. With the help of Vic, a female deputy new to the department, he becomes reinvigorated about his job and committed to running for re-election. When Branch, an ambitious, young deputy decides to run against him for sheriff, Longmire feels betrayed but remains steadfast in his dedication to the community. Longmire often turns to close friend and confidant Henry Standing Bear for support as he sets out to rebuild both his personal and professional life, one step at a time. Written by A&E TV

  • The Lone Ranger

    The Lone Ranger (2013)
    Film (Action, Adventure and Western) Actor In the 1930s, an elderly Tonto tells a young boy the tale of John Reid, the Lone Ranger. An idealistic lawyer, he rides with his brother and fellow Texas Rangers in pursuit of the notorious Butch Cavendish. Ambushed by the outlaw and left for dead, John Reid is rescued by the renegade Comanche, Tonto, at the insistence of a mysterious white horse and offers to help him to bring Cavendish to justice. Becoming a reluctant masked rider with a seemingly incomprehensible partner, Reid pursues the criminal against all obstacles. However, John and Tonto learn that Cavendish is only part of a far greater injustice and the pair must fight it in an adventure that would make them a legend. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

  • Cowboys & Aliens

    Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
    Film (Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller and Western) Actor The Old West.. where a lone cowboy leads an uprising against a terror from beyond our world. 1873. New Mexico Territory. A stranger with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don't welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Ford). It's a town that lives in fear. But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Screaming down with breathtaking velocity and blinding lights to abduct the helpless one by one, these monsters challenge everything the residents have ever known. Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. As this gunslinger slowly starts to remember who he is and where he's been, he realizes he holds a secret that could give the town a ... Written by Universal Pictures

  • Me, Tommy and the Brothers

    Me, Tommy and the Brothers (1998)
    Video by Archangel Pictures/Michael J. Carnevale (Drama and Horror) Screenwriter/Producer/Actor "Me, Tommy and the Brothers" is a dramatic story about four lifelong friends who are trying to get settled in life. It is told from the point-of-view of the main character, Frank, and how his life spirals out of control after the death of one of his friends...and how he must redeem himself while confronting issues like suicide, abortion, marriage, and his own faith. *This is used as my Director's Reel* Written by MJC

  • Subject of Color

    Subject of Color (1991)
    Film by eric-lynn Productions/Dan Karpf (Short) Screenwriter/Actor A short film about an interracial relationship and the effect it has on friends

  • The Case

    The Case (1990)
    Video by Archangel Pictures/Michael J. Carnevale (Comedy, Mystery and Short) Screenwriter/Actor A comedy about a daydreaming student whose fantasies blur the line between reality and his vivid imagination...injecting himself into his own noir detective story. (NYU Thesis film).

  • Lauderdale

    Lauderdale (1989)
    Film (Comedy) Actor "Porky" style teen comedy with plenty of gross out jokes and nudity. A nerd and his out-of-control friend chase a dream girl to a beach on Florida where all the expected carrying on occurs. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

  • Qualcuno pagherà

    Qualcuno pagherà (1988)
    Film (Action and Drama) Actor In order to prove himself to his girlfriend's father, a young man takes up boxing professionally. The father becomes his trainer and a sleazy promoter gets interested in him, but the road to the title won't be easy.

  • Midnight Crossing

    Midnight Crossing (1988)
    Film (Mystery and Thriller) Actor A group of adventurers sneak into Cuba to try to recover $1 million in cash that when hidden when Fidel Castro took over in 1959. They find themselves trying to avoid detection by Cuban authorities while also battling modern-day pirates who are also after the treasure. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

  • Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach

    Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach (1988)
    Film (Comedy and Crime) Actor The old Commandant Lassard, leader of the Police Academy (1984), goes to Florida to receive an award. In the city arrives also the cynic Captain Harris who wants to take Lassard's job. Harris wants to place himself in a favourable light in front of the high military hierarchy but, at the airport, Lassard exchanges his bag with another one... Written by Tognacci Sebastiano <seblog@maya.dei.unipd.it>

  • Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise

    Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise (1987)
    Film (Comedy) Actor Get out your white socks! This time our suave college heroes hit the road for fun and fraternity in Florida. Another opportunity for brains to triumph over brawn. How can the girls possibly resist their geeky charms? Written by Craig Clarke <clarkec@topaz.cqu.edu.au>

  • Miami Vice

    Miami Vice (1987)
    Television (Action, Crime, Drama and Thriller) Actor Stubble-faced detective Crockett lived in a sailboat guarded by his alligator Elvis. His partner Tubbs was a black New York cop looking for his brother's killer. Together they took on the Florida drug world. The show influenced men's fashions toward Italo-casual and interior decor toward the Miami look. Very trendy music and unusual guest performers. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>


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