A ceramic sculptor for forty years, Michael turned his focus toward a life long love of writing in 2011, when he brought forth 30 years of research and wrote "Ringling, The Last Laugh." Michael is the great-grandson of Charles Ringling, one of the five original Ringling Brothers.
He has also co-authored an award winning children's book and written numerous features for magazines. In 2013 he turned his attention to screenwriting. Current projects in development include "Ringling," "The Other Little Miss 1565," and "Ink." Michael recently appeared numerous times on American Experience "The Circus," as a screenwriter and family historian.
INK is currently in development and production is projected for Summer Solstice 2019.
I am passionate about writing, and although starting screenwriting 'late' in life, I write all the time.
Unique traits: Michael is a visionary and as Ringling descendant he carries "just do it" attributes into all his projects.
INK Budget: $1M - $5M | Thriller ⋄ Horror In Development. Projected production in New Mexico 2019.
Ringling Budget: $10M - $30M | Biography During The Great Depression, John Ringling - The Circus King, is betrayed by his best friend who conspires to steal The Greatest Show On Earth.
Ringling Biography ⋄ Drama During the Great Depression, John Ringling - the Circus King is betrayed by his best friend who conspires to steal The Greatest Show on Earth.
Ringling - based on the book "Ringling - The Last laugh" by Michael Lancaster Drama ⋄ Biography During The Great Depression, John Ringling - the Circus King is betrayed by his best friend who conspires to steal The Greatest Show on Earth.
INK Horror One Day in Nogales a young TV Intern goes on the most violent adventure of her life when mutant flesh eating insects attack tattooed people.
The Other Little Miss 1565 Mystery When 18 year old Anna chooses a year off from College and joins the circus she discovers that as a child she may have been abducted.
Mercury Independent When 83 year old Patty get's a phone call from her husband who died in the Apollo One fire her family battles over whether or not to place her in a nursing home.