Michael Thomas Cain

Michael Thomas Cain

Filmmaker. Screenwriter. Playwright. Director for Film and Theatre. at Independent/Forgotten Artist Productions
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, Content Creator, Creative Executive, Director of Operations, Illustrator, Narrator, Production Designer, Script Coordinator, Set Decorator, Set Designer, Storyboard Artist, Studio Coordinator, Author, Art Department Coordinator, Leadman and Videographer

New York City, New York

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July 2014
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About Michael

Founder of Forgotten Artist Productions. Award Winning Filmmaker. Critically Acclaimed Theatremaker. Writer, Director, and Producer for film and theatre. Educator. Artist. Photographer. Located in New York.

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Unique traits:

Loglines

  • Killing The Small Family Farmer

    Killing The Small Family Farmer Budget: $0 - $100K | Drama After the death of their father, a man tries to convince his brother to sell out the family farm.

Credits

  • Jordey The Movie

    Jordey The Movie (2018 - 2021)
    Film (short) by Forgotten Artist Productions/Michael Thomas Cain (Family) Writer, Director, and Producer Jordey (also referred to in life as Little Jordey, Jordey Pocket Pants, Little Buddy, Tiny Dancer, etc.) is a rescue dog who’s living life and enjoying it! Most of the time. As the protector of the house, Jordey also has to chase off any unwanted burglars, and there's one pesky burglar who frequently visits. What happens one day when Jordey is forced to square off against his cornball rival?

  • Jazz John

    Jazz John (2019 - 2021)
    Film (short) by Forgotten Artist Productions/Michael Thomas Cain (Comedy) Director and Producer As struggling Jazz Musicians, Dez Delmonico and his trio knew they would have to start at the bottom. But, being booked to play the men’s bathroom of Ricky’s Jazz Club might have been one of the strangest back channels to fame the jazz world had ever seen! Munson, Ricky’s greedy, exploitative owner, promised Dez’s Band the world, but what he really offered was a dark, stinky crap-hole with leaky pipes for a stage. What should the guys do? Do they forget appearances, ignore the noble jazz traditions of Duke Ellington and Count Basie only to hold their noses and pull up a stall? …What would Miles or Trane do? …Well, one thing for sure…if an ambitious jazz band goes and makes a deal with the devil in the bathroom, they better make him wash his hands first!

  • Oatmelio's

    Oatmelio's (2018 - 2021)
    Film (short) by Forgotten Artist Productions/Michael Thomas Cain (Comedy) Director and Producer Johnson Wood believes that oatmeal is not just for breakfast anymore. So, despite skepticism of friends and family, Johnson launches “Oatmelios,” a restaurant proudly serving oatmeal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Fussy foodies be damned! Aided by his brilliant chef, Buzzy, and spurred on by his new Shrink/girlfriend, Vajuna, Johnson creates a menu to set the NY Chelsea dining scene aflame! Glowing reviews follow. He is hailed as the next Wolfgang Puck. Alas, in life, as in any good bowl of oatmeal, there are always some lumps along the way…Johnson’s success leads to competition and copycats. Soon, his whole neighborhood morphs into one big collection of eateries vying for control. Everything comes to a boil when Johnson finds himself challenged to an oatmeal duel-to-the-death by the only chef with the skillet skills to match him, Ron Breakfastino. Adversity tests the true measure of a man. When challenged, will Johnson rise to the occasion, spoon-swinging?…will he falter.. when he stares down at the bottom of the “oatmeal bowl of life,” will emptiness stare back or will he dig down deep and somehow find the “Grit” to survive?

  • Killing The Small Family Farmer

    Killing The Small Family Farmer (2020)
    Film (short) (Drama) Screenwriter After the death of their father, a man tries to convince his brother to sell out the family farm.

  • Thumb Wrestler 2: The Second Thumbing

    Thumb Wrestler 2: The Second Thumbing (2018)
    Film (short) by Forgotten Artist Productions/Michael Thomas Cain (Comedy) Director and Producer Second chances are tempting, but some come at a cost… the second installment of the Thumb Wrestler Series finds injured thumb wrestling champ, Newt “The Digit” Feldenstein, bored with conventional life…twiddling his thumbs on the sidelines. A new scientific breakthrough, a prosthetic Smart-Thumb Technology, suddenly offers Newt hope and another shot at the big-time. Enter Antoinette Legume…vivacious, retired Olympic Gold-Medalist in Skiing. Like Newt, her career was cut short by a horrible accident during competition. But now, through Prosthetic limb-replacement surgery, this former amputee has “legs for days” and knows how to use them! What’s Newt’s next move? Should he embrace technology and go under the knife? Is he risking too much? Will using a new fake thumb compromise the soul of the sport? Does a man with a busted thumb just go and risk everything on a dream?! As one passes through life, some transitory passions may fade, but can the true fighting spirit of a thumb wrestler ever really be broken?

  • Thumb Wrestler

    Thumb Wrestler (2016 - 2018)
    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.

  • Eliminated

    Eliminated (2016 - 2017)
    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?

Awards

  • Nomination-Best Director Comedy/The Brightside Tavern Shorts Film Fest/Jazz John
    (2021)

  • Nomination-Best Comedy/ The Brightside Tavern Shorts Film Fest/Jazz John
    (2021)

  • Nomination-Best Concept/The Brightside Tavern Shorts Film Fest/Jazz John
    (2021)

  • Award Winner/Indie Gathering International Film Festival/Killing The Small Family Farmer Screenplay
    (2020)

  • Finalist/Las Vegas Intl. Film and Screenwriting Festival/Killing The Small Family Farmer Screenplay
    (2020)

  • Best Comedic Short/Lost Sanity Film Festival/Thumb Wrestler
    (2019)

  • Award Winner/Indie Gathering International Film Festival/Thumb Wrestler II
    (2019)

  • Nomination-Best Children’s Film. Hollywood Dreamz International Film Festival. Jordey The Movie
    (2019)

  • Nomination-Best Family Short. Hollywood Dreamz International Film Festival. Jordey The Movie
    (2019)

  • Nomination-Best Children’s Film. Action on Film International Film Festival. Jordey The Movie
    (2019)

  • Nomination-Best Family Short. Action on Film International Film Festival. Jordey The Movie.
    (2019)

  • Finalist. Peak City International Film Festival. Jordey The Movie
    (2019)

  • Finalist-Best Children/Family Category. Various Artists Independent Film Festival. Jordey The Movie
    (2019)

  • Finalist. Global Independent Film Awards. Jordey The Movie.
    (2019)

  • Award Winner-Best Family Film. Indie Gathering International Film Festival. Jordey The Movie.
    (2019)

  • Silver Medal-Best Animal Actor. Global Independent Film Awards. Jordey The Movie.
    (2019)

  • Special Mention/London-Worldwide Comedy Short Film Festival/Thumb Wrestler
    (2018)

  • Award Winner/Indie Gathering International Film Festival/Thumb Wrestler
    (2018)

  • Nomination-Best Concept/The Brightside Tavern Shorts Film Fest/Thumb Wrestler
    (2018)

  • Award Winner/Indie Gathering International Film Festival/Eliminated
    (2017)

  • Official Selection/Chelsea Film Festival/Eliminated
    (2017)

  • Semi Finalist/Colorado International Activism Film Festival/Eliminated
    (2017)

  • Honorable Mention/Experimental Forum/Eliminated
    (2017)

  • Honorable Mention/LA Underground Film Forum/Eliminated
    (2017)

  • Honorable Mention/International Film Festival Manhattan/Thumb Wrestler
    (2017)

Education

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