Founder of Forgotten Artist Productions. Filmmaker. Writer, Director, and Producer for film and theatre. Artist, Photographer, and Educator. Located in New York.
Name: Michael Thomas Cain
Lives in: New York City, New York
Company: Independent/Forgotten Artist Productions
Occupation: Playwright, Stage Director, Theatrical Producer, Dramaturge, Dialogue Editor, Theatre Director, Performance Coach, Script Consultant, Story Analyst, Screenwriter, Researcher, Photographer (Still), Host/presenter, Casting Director, Concept Artist, Director, Filmmaker, Location Scout, Marketing/pr, Producer, Talent Scout, Actor, Acting Teacher, Art Director, Assistant Director, Content Creator, Creative Executive, Director of Operations, Illustrator, Graphic Designer, Narrator, Production Assistant, Production Designer, Script Coordinator, Set Decorator, Set Designer, Storyboard Artist, Studio Coordinator, Studio Teacher, Author, Casting Assistant and House Manager
Film (short) by Forgotten Artist Productions/Michael Thomas Cain (Comedy) Director/Producer Newt "The Digit" Feldenstein was a world renown thumb wrestler. The best poker and flicker the sport has ever seen: Adoring ringside crowds, luxurious lifestyle, and the green eyed envy of a world who-at very best- must remain contented to use their thumbs for the purposes of hailing cabs or showing approval at something. But the quick hand of time spares no one...not even a famous "thumbsman." So, after years at the top of the game, a grim medical prognosis forces Newt into a career tailspin...he is sidelined, shunted aside, and forced to bear the taunts of any random, hungry, thumb-wrestling wannabee who strives to snatch the last vestige of Newt's thumb-wrestling crown. Broken in mind and body, Newt must make a choice - Quit the fight game outright, turn to shady performance enhancing drugs, or should he accept, adapt, and boldly embrace whatever life throws at him - no matter whose thumb lies in wait for him at the other side of that next ring.
Film (short) by Forgotten Artist Productions/Michael Thomas Cain (Drama) Writer/Director/Producer In "Eliminated," a working class, married couple are coerced and locked in their own home by a soldier in order to be routinely questioned, but as they move through this strange and absurd circumstance, James and Mary are tricked into admitting guilt for living their daily routine, and as a result, it is the soldier's job and duty to make sure that these blue collar workers are eliminated because of their class in life and as a result of new government laws. What price will be paid for attempting to live the American dream in the shadows of a corrupt power?
Special Mention/London-Worldwide Comedy Short Film Festival/Thumb Wrestler
Award Winner/Indie Gathering International Film Festival/Eliminated
Official Selection/Chelsea Film Festival/Eliminated
Semi Finalist/Colorado International Activism Film Festival/Eliminated
Honorable Mention/Experimental Forum/Eliminated
Honorable Mention/LA Underground Film Forum/Eliminated
Honorable Mention/International Film Festival Manhattan/Thumb Wrestler
Adelphi University (Garden City, NY)