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About Michael

Michael Weinstein is an internationally, acclaimed award winning filmmaker. His first film "Runaway Wallet" won Grand Prize in a citywide contest, aired on Showtime, was featured at the Museum of Television & Radio, and was a story on NBC News.

His other films have won over thirty awards including "White Knuckle" and his latest 'supernatural' Holocaust picture "If The Trees Could Talk." This 2015 Cannes Short Corner Selection premiered globally to acclaimed reviews and was the recipient of twenty-seven awards.

Weinstein has also directed several music videos, promos, and commercial specs. The mini-doc extra feature "Journey Through Darkness" was donated to the Museum of Jewish Heritage and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Currently, Weinstein is the founder and president of Runaway Train Films LLC, a television director for a major news network and People Entertainment Network. He is in development for his first feature film.

Unique traits: Bilingual (English/Spanish), etc.

Credits

  • Journey Through Darkness

    Journey Through Darkness (2014)
    Documentary Director/Producer/Editor

  • If The Trees Could Talk

    If The Trees Could Talk (2014)
    Film (short) Writer/Director/Producer/Editor

  • Fox News

    Fox News (2013)
    Television by News Corporation Television Director

  • White Knuckle

    White Knuckle (2011)
    Film (short) Writer/Director/Producer/Editor

  • My City

    My City (2011)
    Commercial Director

  • "So Hot!" Doritos Crash the Superbowl  Spec

    "So Hot!" Doritos Crash the Superbowl Spec (2011)
    Commercial Writer/Director/Producer/Editor

  • Erie Road

    Erie Road (2008)
    Film (short) Writer/Director/Producer/Editor

  • Heart At War

    Heart At War (2006)
    Film (short) Writer/Director/Producer/Editor

  • Runaway Wallet

    Runaway Wallet (2002)
    Film (short) by Showtime Writer/Director/Producer/Editor

Awards

  • Special Jury Award at California Film Awards
    (2015)

  • Award of Excellence at the Best Shorts Competition
    (2015)

  • Award of Excellence at the Accolade Film Awards
    (2015)

  • Platinum Award for Directing at the international Independent Film Awards (2015)
    (2015)

  • Platinum Award for Narrative Short at the International Independent Film Awards
    (2015)

  • Best Film, Best Director, Best Acted at Average Superstar Short Films
    (2015)

  • Cannes Short Corner
    (2015)

  • Best Narrative Short at the American Movie Awards
    (2015)

  • Audience Award at the NYLA International Film Festival
    (2015)

  • Best Director at the Widescreen Film Festival
    (2015)

  • Best Short Film at the Widescreen Film Festival
    (2015)

  • Jury Award at the International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema
    (2015)

  • Award of Excellence at the IndieFest
    (2015)

  • Founders Award at the North Carolina Film Awards
    (2015)

  • Silver Palm Award at the Mexico International Film Festival
    (2015)

  • Gold Remi Award at the WorldFest Houston Film Festival
    (2015)

  • Jury Award at the Cinema at the Edge Film Festival
    (2015)

  • Special Jury Award at the Honolulu Film Festival
    (2015)

  • Best Short at the Indie Gathering
    (2015)

  • Best Short at Film Miami Fest
    (2015)

  • Best Long Short at the Short Film Awards
    (2015)

  • Best Short at Yosemite International Film Festival
    (2015)

  • Best Screenplay at the Mexico International Film Festival
    (2011)

  • Best Short at Indie Fest USA
    (2011)

  • Royal Reel Award at the Canada International Film Festival
    (2011)

  • Diamond Award at the California Film Festival
    (2011)

  • Best Romantic Film at the Aphrodite Cinefest International
    (2011)

  • Award of Excellence at Indie Fest
    (2011)

  • Honorable Mention Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood
    (2011)

  • Honorable Mention at LA Film Reel Film Festival
    (2011)

  • Special Jury Award at the Oregon Film Awards

Education

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