Name: Michael Saul
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Company: MJS Productions
Occupation: Director, Motion Graphic Design and Producer
Unique traits: Motion picture producer, director and editor. Motion graphics specialty for documentaries
Film by Michael J. Saul (Drama and Romance) Director, Editor, Producer, Writer, Cinematographer Evan Jones, a child orphan who, for years, was shifted from one foster home to another. Now a disaffected college student, he lives with his wealthy boyfriend, Chris. Their social and financial disparities have made their relationship increasingly volatile despite their mutual love for one another. While sifting through old relics at an elderly man's yard sale, Evan finds an 8mm movie camera. The man offers to teach Evan how to use it if he comes back the following week. Upon returning, Evan meets the man's 43-year-old son, Peter. They strike up a conversation and Peter gives him reels of old 8mm movies that are collecting dust in the garage. The home movies, featuring a young Peter and his boyhood friend touch a nerve with Evan. Their youthful flirtations and tenderness are uncomplicated and pure. Evan begins to live vicariously through the home movies and his friendship with Peter soon turns romantic. Evan's relationship with his boyfriend, Chris splinters as he pushes for greater ... Written by Michael Saul
Film by Jon Stahl (Comedy) Cinematographer, Cinematographer A mockumentary that pokes fun at the sad state of affairs in the American educational system. The film follows the absurd antics of a school staff as they stumble their way through a typical week on the job.
Film (short) by Jon Stahl (Comedy) Cinematographer The Teechers are back! And they're as ineffective as ever! Watch as they bungle their way through life, love and crappy, crappy teaching.
The Best Man
Film (short) by Michael J. Saul (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Director, Editor As they prepare for their wedding, Scott and Johnny reflect on their long-term relationship; from a teenage first date after band practice to the meaning of monogamy.
Film (short) by Michael J. Saul (Drama, Fantasy and Music) Director, Editor, Producer, Visual effects, Writer, Cinematographer Three lovers explore the emotions of love and sensuality amidst a backdrop of nature and decay.
The Big O
Film (short) by Danny Isaacs (Comedy) Producer The morning after their first date, a lovestruck coupling each describe their ridiculous experience to their respective friends.
Film (short) by Heath Daniels (Comedy, Music and Romance) Visual effects A financially strapped man, yearning for global adventure, invites an international cast of men to his apartment for a series of romantic escapades.
Film (short) by Heath Daniels (Romance) Actor Love, sex and relationships are seen through the eyes of two men; one in his 50s, the other in his 20s. Their common struggles prove to be ageless.
Film (short) by Michael J. Saul (Drama and Romance) Director, Editor, Producer, Visual effects, Composer, Camera and Electrical Department Visions of a past relationship leave Matthew broken and isolated until an intimate encounter at a porn arcade opens a peephole to unexpected possibilities.
Men of the Cloth
Film by Vicki Vasilopoulos (Documentary and Drama) Visual effects An inspiring documentary portrait of three Italian master tailors who share their pride and devotion to their Old World craft while confronting their challenging role in the twilight of their career. The film unfolds the tapestry of their lives, unravels the mystery of their artistry and reveals how their passionate devotion to their craft is akin to a religion. Written by Vicki Vasilopoulos
Film by Michelle Ehlen (Comedy) Visual effects Welcome to Penskeegee's 25th Annual POP-U-larity singing contest! As the winner, you take home $1,000, a full year's supply of fried chicken - but most importantly - you become Penskeegee's most POP-U-lar person! Join us as Katrina Whitman, Penskeegee's most POP-U-lar person for four years in a row, competes to retain her coveted title and strives to break the all time record for most consecutive wins. A competition favorite, this rising star already has her own gay following (all the great Divas do), cultivated by her loyal assistant Sebastian. Celebrity host Marcellas Reynolds from the hit reality television series "Big Brother" takes us on an electrifying journey as we follow our eccentric, and sometimes talented performers, all striving for their chance to be POP-U-lar. This year's competitors include housewife Marcia Anderson whose past performances with her son Danny was always a delight for the audience. This year, Marcia broadens her artistic talents as she accepts her sweet ... Written by Ballet Diesel Films
Film (short) by Mitchell Gettleman (Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Film by Tom Donahue (Documentary) Visual effects This documentary focuses on the role of the casting director in movie making and particularly on Marion Dougherty. She began work in the late 1940s sending up and coming young actors to be cast in the then new medium of television. It wasn't until the 1970s that the contribution on casting directors was recognized in film credits and even today there is no Oscar awarded for that role in filmmaking. Written by garykmcd
My Life Is a Diet
Film (short) by Michael J. Saul (Comedy and Romance) Director, Editor, Sound department, Animation department Rachel Leah Cohen's life long pursuit for love and slender hips has led her to discover an uncanny relationship between dieting, dating, and the daily drama of life. Rachel points out the ironic similarities between Speed Dating and The Carbohydrate Addicts Diet; both of which leave you feeling unsatisfied and a little bloated. Sharing her true stories, this woman's real life tragic comedy will leave your sides splitting from laughter, not chocolate cake. Although feel free to indulge. Written by Anonymous
Film (short) by Michael J. Saul (Biography, Horror and Sci-Fi) Director, Editor, Producer, Visual effects, Cinematographer Impressions of a childhood nightmare. This auto-biographical memory recounts childhood nightmares experienced by the filmmaker after hunting for worms the night before a fishing trip. NIGHTCRAWLER is intended to be seen both as a humorous reminiscence, and a creepy, crawly childhood horror show - depending on the viewer's own perspective. Written by Anonymous
The Big Bang!
Film (short) by Danny Isaacs (Comedy) Producer A first date is a pressure cooker of expectations. The heat is on when a neurotic 20-something reveals his insecurities with his first date, only to discover that she may be even more eccentric that him.
Go Go Reject
Film (short) by Michael J. Saul (Comedy and Music) Director, Editor, Producer Wholesome and eternally optimistic Daniel Ferguson yearns to leave his job at Yogurt World and fulfill his childhood dream of becoming the Jennifer Beals of male go-go dancing. Daniel's Flashdance fantasy runs smack into opposition from club promoters, who are less interested in his dancing ability than they are the physical attributes of the more muscular dancers. With undaunted ingenuity Daniel turns his small frame into a huge success. Written by Heath Daniels
Film by Michael J. Saul (Drama and Romance) Director, Editor, Producer, Visual effects, Writer, Composer, Sound department Four Stories Of Love And Longing Michael J. Saul's first collection of shorts, "True Love" was a broad sampling of the many different aspects of gay love affairs. "Crush" is an anthology of four stories that examine the many feelings of longing and love in gay relationships. In "Don't Ask" a devoted couple is forced to confront their feelings regarding love and war when one of them begins to question his military service. The obsessions of an eager teen-ager lead him into the arms of a fellow classmate who hides a dangerous but erotic secret in "Bloodline". In "Strokes", despise turns to affection as a young student learns some difficult life lessons when he accepts an internship with a surly, world-famous artist. And lastly, "Breathe" explores the true meaning of having a crush. Told from the overly romanticized writings of a teen-ager for his classmate, "Breathe" depicts the haunting beauty of first love. Written by Mike Stimler
Don't Read Now
Film (short) by Michael J. Saul Director, Editor Don't Read Now is a common warning in the art of passing notes. Secret love letters disguise our true intentions.
Video by Michael J. Saul (Drama) Director, Editor, Writer Seven short stories about growing up gay in America and searching for true love.
Film by Dan Bootzin (Comedy and Romance) Actor An L.A. artist with everything seemingly going for him suddenly finds a change in his life when an art curator cancels his upcoming one-man show. His model girlfriend immediately leaves him. Forced to move back to his old job at a pizza parlor and into a rundown tenement where a number of oddballs wander the hall including a lonely middle aged woman who makes spam casseroles for all the bachelors, a daffy prostitute, and a Spanish Don Juan who wanders the halls in his bathrobe. Then a young Colorado woman moves across the hall and things look up, until he learns that she has a total backwoods quality that he doesn't know how to handle. When he dumps her, the whole building turns on him. Written by John Sacksteder <email@example.com>
Film (short) by Michael J. Saul Director, Producer, Writer Sex. Blood. Life. On a misty evening, a mysterious young man looks to satisfy his desires.
Film (short) by Michael J. Saul (Drama) Director, Editor, Producer, Writer Crafted from a local news story about a teen found dead in his backyard pool after a confrontation with his father of the boy's sexuality.
Six Point Nine
Film (short) by Dan Bootzin Actor At 6 AM in LA, a solitary man gets the newspaper from his front mat and heads for the toilet, to shave, brush and floss his teeth, and sit down for a read. One headline is, "Tenants want quake safety." In the next apartment, the clock radio goes off, blaring Latin music; a young couple and their baby wake. Their talk becomes an argument about the loud music, then some tickling, laughter, and a return to bed. As the man in the bathroom sits, the couple's bedstead bangs rhythmically against the wall, harder and harder: plaster falls, medicines descend from the cabinet into the basin, the toothbrush glass shatters, car alarms go off. Good sex or a 6.9 earthquake? Written by <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Film (short) by Michael J. Saul (Drama) Director, Editor, Producer, Writer Created from a childhood memory of first love and private obsession, "Morning Dance" becomes more of a lament to loss of innocence and beauty.
Audience Awards "Go Go Reject"
HBO Award "Go Go Reject"