Michael Schaar-Ney has experience in all facets of the filmmaking industry. He wrote, directed and
acted in the award-winning short film Mind Games.
He is also a co-writer and associate producer for the feature-length film John, 316.
Michael has been 1st and 2nd Assist Director on several recent productions, including The Zombie
Apocalypse in Apartment 14F and Under the Bed.
Michael is currently working on several new projects, including Undecided, a short which was entered in the 2017 Storyhive
competition. If the project receives funding through Storyhive, it will go into production in 2018.
Michael will also be diving into several full lengths, wearing many hats along the way.
Name: Michael Schaar-Ney
Lives in: Edmonton, Canada
Company: Silverayne Productions
Occupation: Actor, Director, Producer and Screenwriter
The Gray House
Film (Horror) Producer/ Actor A young nurse on the run from the law hides out in a small town where she takes a job caring for an elderly woman who turns out to be possessed.
Film (Horror) Producer/ Lead Actor A man must escape an isolated motel after being lured there and held captive by the demented owner and her two adult daughters, who kidnap men, searching for the ideal husband and father for their family.
The Zombie Apocalypse in Apartment 14F
Film (Comedy) 2nd. A.D./ Actor When three stoners launch a camera drone off their balcony in the hopes of spying on their sexy neighbor they overshoot the target and see what appears to be a zombie attack in the apartment two floors below theirs. Mistaking this for the beginning of the zombie apocalypse they barricade themselves in the apartment where everything that happens only reinforces their belief that zombies are taking over the building. Written by Shaun Donnelly
Who Killed Mary Sue
Film (Short and Thriller) Actor Three hostages realize they know each other. All three are the number one suspect for Mary Sue's murder and their captor is bent on finding out which one is the killer.
Film (Drama and Short) Writer/ Producer/ Director/ Actor Conscience. An inner feeling or voice viewed as acting as a guide to the rightness or wrongness of one's behavior. Emily has been pushed around all her life. When she's finally pushed too far and comes to a dramatic crossroad in her life, how will she deal with her conscience and the possible consequences? Written by mschaarney
I Phub You
TV Movie (Comedy) Actor After an accident that leaves the world around him "silent", Kurtis rediscovers what it means to communicate in a society that is dependent on technology.
Till Morning Breaks
Film (Short and Action) Actor Marcus was just a regular guy in a regular life, until a mysterious individual took it all away. After awakening from an existence of mindless bloodlust, and death-like sleep fifteen years later, Marcus is thrown into a world where family is torn, and loyalty is undying. As he tries to piece together the aspects of his life...
Film (Short and Drama) Actor Acceptance; the act of assenting or believing. Denial; refusal to believe. Regret; a sense of loss, disappointment, remorse. We feel what we never wished for. We yearn for what we lost. We thank you for your condolences.
Film (Drama) Actor/Co-Producer A new patient at a mental institution stirs up trouble when he shows up thinking he's Jesus.
Film (Short and Action) Actor A detective who finds incriminating evidence against a mobster must fight for his life when the mobster and his crew show up at the detective's house to retrieve the evidence.
She's Back in My Life
Television (Comedy and Drama) Actor A man who's enjoying life with his girlfriend and perfect job is shocked to learn he has a thirteen-year-old daughter.
Under the Bed
Film (Horror and Short) Actor/ 1st. A.D. A little girl comes into her parents' room one night complaining that there's something under her bed. They don't believe her...at least not at first.
Sacrificing a Virgin
Film (Short and Comedy) Actor Three cult members attempting to sacrifice a virgin run into problems when they begin to doubt the woman is actually a virgin.
I'm in Love with a Dead Girl
Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Actor Spencer is prompted by his friends and family to find love, and ends up looking in some pretty dark places.
Film (Short and Action) Actor Elya Virk is a strange, quiet young woman. Just don't make her mad.
Sparta 80 day film challenge. First Place, Best visual content, Best Story, Best Acting/Actor