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About Michael

In 1997, at 18 I travelled and worked in San Francisco, California. Living in a hotel I met all kinds of people that opened my world from my Australian upbringing.

In 2001 I applied to the VCA (Victorian college of Arts) and three years on graduated in fine arts majoring in drawing. I liked drawing but I discovered film. I studied the prescribed VCA courses while more and more exploring art works that are derived from film and television and feed into film and television.

In 2004, I worked in Tokyo in a language school. While there and with the cooperation of some young Japanese and Australian friends, I made a 40-minute film on street life in Tokyo. Later on, I turned this film into three short films. I spent six months in China in 2006. The East has challenged me to rethink many of the assumptions of everyday Western life.

In 2010-11, I co-wrote and directed Wasteland, a full-length feature about youth in the western suburbs of Melbourne.

In 2012 I completed a masters in film. I'm currently living and working in China and have a number of scripts finished looking for producers.

Loglines

  • A Kind of Love

    A Kind of Love Comedy Drama Independent Young lovers on the run, with a possessive mother, three psychotic brothers and a police detective on their tail, is love enough…

  • bunny and the BEAR

    bunny and the BEAR Crime Drama Film-noir Independent Lost in paradise…

  • Mokingbirds

    Mokingbirds Drama Independent Other Once it's out there you'll never get it back.

Credits

  • Alone together

    Alone together (2012)
    Film (short) by Michael Mackenzie Writer/Director

  • Wasteland

    Wasteland (2010)
    Film by Michael Mackenzie Director/co-writer

  • Bless the salesman

    Bless the salesman (2010)
    Film (short) by Michael Mackenzie Writer/Director

  • Floating Worlds

    Floating Worlds (2008)
    Film (short) by Michael Mackenzie Writer/Director

Awards

  • Panavision award for outstanding Masters of film and television script
    (2012)

Education

  • VCA school of film and Television, Melbourne Australia
    (2011-2012)

  • Victorian College of the arts, Melbourne, Australia
    (2001-2003)

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