Michael William Lally Rogers was born in Alexandria, Virginia and raised in Newport, Rhode Island. The younger brother of a Navy S.E.A.L. and the son of a Dr. of Statistics from Stanford University, Mike stopped trying at an early age. Like most who have given up all hope of eclipsing their father's or even older brother's accomplishments, Mike turned to writing, more as a defense mechanism than some grandiose call to the written word. Born with Dyslexia, the written word his nemesis, Mike's compass points Nord away from literature, "the unintelligible art". But like a drunkard who can't remember the previous evening's embarrassment, returns to his vixenous muse for assistance in expressing his inadequacies.
" I was an Archeology Major, Anthropology Minor at the University of New Mexico and have always been fascinated by ancient cultures. While in Prep school, I spent several months living in Mexico City where I visited the National Museum and the Mesoamerican pyramids at Teotihuacan. This is where my imagination was truly sparked. I have always wanted to blend myth and reality into a modern Sci-Fi, Adventure story."
DARK - Series Pilot, Budget: $1M - $5M | Crime ⋄ Horror A determined survivor teams up with a career-driven detective, in an attempt to stop a demonic serial killer, who will trade the life of his only surviving victim for the lives of his next one hundred.
SHALEFIELD Budget: $0 - $100K | Drama When a man digs a foundation for a barn, he uncovers a very valuable material running under the ground and looks to his son to decide the future of the family farm.
SURFING Action ⋄ Animation When a young man goes to the beach for some recreational surfing, he catches a legendary wave, which opens a portal to the land of Myth and must outrun the fabeled *Cthulhu or perish at sea. (*of H.P. Lovecraft's, "The Call of Cthulhu")
MR. LONGSLEEVES (CARE-GIVER) Horror When a woman believes a killer is hunting her family again, she flees with her nine-year-old daughter and elderly mother. But soon finds the killer she tries to outrun, already possesses one of them.
GAMER GIRL (FLIPPING THE SCORE) Budget: $10M - $30M | Action ⋄ Sci-fi While competing in a virtual reality video game tournament, a tomboy, gamer girl is transported to a parallel universe where she must enlist the help of five woman warriors to defeat the games big boss or be stuck in the game forever.
CONTAINER Sci-fi ⋄ Thriller When a Student with the power of astral projection is blamed for death of a brilliant Research Scientist, a Pharmaceutical Maker's refuge becomes his prison and must escape before his abilities are manipulated for his capture's gain.
THE HOUSE OF FLESH AND BONES Horror When a Marine unit burn down a shack built from human bones, one by one they die horrific deaths and must decide to rebuild the shack with the fallen or try to make it out of the jungle alive.
StoryPros, Semi-Finalist - "Container"
Get It Made, Top 100 - :"Hostilities"
Fresh Voice, Quarter Finalist - "Container"
Circus Road, Semi-Finalist - "Black Solstice"
Film Daily Sci-Fi Screenplay Prize, Winner, 'Container"
Screenplay Festival TV Pilot, Semi-Finalist - "2020 A.D."
Script Summit, Finalist - "Container"
Write Movies TV Pilot, Semi-Finalist - "2020 A.D."
Film Empire Horror Mentorship, Finalist - "Flipping the Score"
Southern California Screenplay Competition, Semi-Finalist - "Shalefield"