Michael Donati

Michael Donati

TJ Pictures LLC
Director, Editor, Playwright, Producer and Screenwriter

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Member Since:
March 2014
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About Michael

Michael Donati is an award-winning filmmaker and the Owner/Operator of TJ Pictures LLC.

In the last six years he has produced and directed three feature films and dozens of short projects on a wide variety of entertaining, thought provoking subject matter. He produces regularly with high profile media giants like Vh1 and XXL Magazine in addition to being a sought after video editor and creative consultant.

A native of Long Island, NY, Donati has been a successful craftsman of theatrical and film productions for more than twenty years. After beginning his career as an actor in community theater, he made his writing and directing debut at the age of 18 at the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope Pennsylvania. He continued his creative pursuits as a student at Penn State where he graduated from the university’s film production program in 1996.

An equally active playwright, Donati co-authored the hugely-successful “Milton Hershey – The Play” in 2001. The original production, which examined the the life of the world’s most beloved chocolate confectioner, played to sold-out crowds for the next three years in his home state of Pennsylvania.

He followed that success in 2003 with the one-man stage show “Tuxedo Joe.” In addition to writing and directing the production, Donati also starred in the title role as a comedic actor whose life is turned upside down after being diagnosed with a mental illness. Successfully bringing awareness to an often misunderstood topic, the story and its endearing character made it to the big screen in 2007 when Donati adapted the material into his debut feature film.

In 2011, his short documentary “Dare to Dream – The Rebirth of Radio City Music Hall” aired on NYC television network.

Since then he has shared successful collaboration with award-winning photographer Scott Church, co-producing and directing two feature-length documentaries along with the popular web series “Scott Church Presents.”

He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and children and continues to thrive in a career he dearly loves.


  • ScottChurch's Drag

    ScottChurch's Drag (2012)
    Documentary by TJ Pictures Co-Producer/Director/Editor

  • ScottChurch Presents

    ScottChurch Presents (2012)
    Internet by TJ Pictures Creator/Producer/Director/Editor

  • The Art of ScottChurch

    The Art of ScottChurch (2011)
    Documentary by TJ Pictures Co-Producer/Director/Editor

  • Dare to Dream: The Rebirth of Radio City Music Hall

    Dare to Dream: The Rebirth of Radio City Music Hall (2010)
    Film (short) by TJ Pictures Producer/Director/Editor

  • Tuxedo Joe

    Tuxedo Joe (2007)
    Drama by TJ Pictures Writer/Director/Actor/Editor/Music

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