Michael Horwitz

Michael Horwitz

Eucalyptus Films
Director, Editor and Screenwriter

Studio City, Los Angeles County, California

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About Michael

I’m a filmmaker, a complete visual story-teller. I work as an editor, a producer, director and I'm something of a post‐production wizard. I have focused my professional career on creative marketing from games to movies, TV and documentaries; I consider myself to be a complete visual storyteller. When the opportunity presents itself, I love to pick up a camera and shoot.

I thrive in creative, dynamic, fast-past environments! Working with a creative team to solve problems brings me great pleasure, and I like to think I excel at it. Every opportunity is a learning experience and despite past success, I believe my best work is always yet to come.

Personally, I have a passion for telling stories that seek to make a difference in the world. Stories that are both entertaining as well as informative. I love all kinds of music. I'm an avid baseball fan (Go Dodgers!) I love traveling for fun, traveling for work, hiking, seeing movies, going to cultural events and spending lazy weekends with my wife and our dog, Java.

Unique traits: I consider myself to be a complete visual storyteller. I am equal parts director and editor of short films and marketing content for film, TV, video games, documentaries and more.

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Credits

  • Darkenu

    Darkenu (2016)
    Film by Michael Horwitz (Drama) Director A romantic drama in which Danny, a 20-something American finds himself in Israel to reconnect with his older sister. He meets an Israeli girl, Sarah who is also an IDF officer. She takes a liking to Danny and introduces him to her world and her love of modern Israeli dancing. Through their relationship and romance, Danny learns to opens his heart and his eyes to the world around him. Written by Eucalyptus Films

  • Be Prepared to Stop

    Be Prepared to Stop (2016)
    Film by Marijane Miller (Documentary) Editor BE PREPARED TO STOP is a documentary about our love of and absolute dependence on the great American highway. We rely on those roads and the countless big rigs rolling down them to supply us with just about everything we use every day. But this round-the-clock lifeline has become so entrenched in our daily routines, we don't even notice it any more. Now that neglect is reaching a crisis point. Roads and bridges are failing; safety concerns are mounting; skilled drivers are retiring; government is at a standstill. In order to raise awareness about the impact the impending breakdown will have on all our lives, BE PREPARED TO STOP aims to not only explain the issues but also to energize stakeholders to push for solutions that will improve the current situation and build towards a secure future. Written by Marijane Miller & Jennifer Clymer

  • I Am a Ukrainian: Personal Stories of a Revolution

    I Am a Ukrainian: Personal Stories of a Revolution (2015)
    Film by Ben Moses (Documentary, Biography, History and War) Editor When an idealistic grad student and a charismatic TV journalist-cum-politician become activists in Ukraine's 2014 revolution, they change even more than the country.

  • Pump

    Pump (2014)
    Film by Rebecca Harrell Tickell (Documentary) Editorial department PUMP is an eye-opening documentary that tells the story of America's addiction to oil, from its corporate conspiracy beginnings to its current monopoly today, and explains clearly and simply how we can end it and finally win choice at the pump. Written by Anonymous

  • Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

    Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (2011)
    Video Game by Amy Hennig (Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery and 1 More) Editor Fortune hunter Nathan Drake is catapulted headlong into an adventure that takes him on a daring trek into the heart of the Arabian Desert in a search for the fabled "Atlantis of the Sands." This journey pits him and his mentor Victor Sullivan against the occult treachery of a shadowy clandestine organization and its ruthless leader. When the terrible secrets of this lost city are unearthed, Drake's quest descends into a desperate bid for survival that strains the limits of his endurance and forces him to confront his deepest fears. Written by Sony Computer Entertainment

  • Not in My Backyard

    Not in My Backyard (2011)
    Film by Michael Horwitz (Short, Crime and Drama) Director Middle-Eastern high school math teacher AMIR encounters small town prejudice when he is hired to prep the 6-student math team for a shot at the International Math Olympiad. His unlikely ally and mentor is Jewish teacher SABRA. When Amir gets involved in the local Islamic Center's quest to build a mosque, he finds his job in jeopardy and must decide whether his loyalties lie with his passion for religious freedom, or the students who have bonded to him. Written by Anonymous

  • Bhutto

    Bhutto (2010)
    Film by Johnny O'Hara (Documentary and Biography) Editorial department A riveting documentary of the recently assassinated Benazir Bhutto, a polarizing figure in the Muslim world. Following in her father's footsteps as a pillar for democracy, Bhutto was expected to dominate Pakistan's 2008 elections but the assassination sent Pakistan politics into turmoil. This major event sent shock waves throughout the world and transformed her from political messiah into a martyr for the common man. Written by Anonymous

  • Fuel

    Fuel (2008)
    Film by Joshua Tickell (Documentary) Editor Director Josh Tickell takes us along for his 11 year journey around the world to find solutions to America's addiction to oil. A shrinking economy, a failing auto industry, rampant unemployment, an out-of-control national debt, and an insatiable demand for energy weigh heavily on all of us. Fuel shows us the way out of the mess we're in by explaining how to replace every drop of oil we now use, while creating green jobs and keeping our money here at home. The film never dwells on the negative, but instead shows us the easy solutions already within our reach. Written by Rebecca Harrell

  • Fields of Fuel

    Fields of Fuel (2008)
    Film by Joshua Tickell (Documentary) Editor The film tells the story of biodiesel, an alternative fuel for diesel engines. Made from vegetable oil, it is non-toxic, has low carbon dioxide emissions and can ultimately replace all liquid fuels used in the United States, thus freeing America's dependence on oil needed for gasoline. Written by Arthur Hausner

  • Bloodline

    Bloodline (2008)
    Film by Bruce Burgess (Mystery) Camera and Electrical Department One man's journey into the world of the so-called 'Bloodline' conspiracy, at the heart of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code, where a secret society, the Priory of Sion, claims to have guarded evidence of the marriage of Mary Magdalene and Jesus Christ, their children and their descendants down through the centuries. Written by Anonymous

  • Microgravity

    Microgravity (2006)
    Film by David Ethan Sanders (Short and Sci-Fi) Editor Eniko has been orbiting the Moon for far too long. She is fatigued from maintenance on her aging capsule, plagued by nightmares and separated from humanity by the unforgiving vastness of space. When a malfunction forces her to perform a spacewalk she must pit her wits, training and will against the fatal certainty of cold, hard vacuum. Written by Seth Talley

  • The Crop

    The Crop (2004)
    Film by Scott Patterson (Comedy) Editor The Crop, set in the early '80s, is about a larrikin nightclub owner, Ronnie (Blade) Gillette, and his barmaid girlfriend Geraldine. Two months after random breath testing has been introduced, Blade realises he's going broke. Afraid of driving under the influence, his customers are not buying his grog-they're going out to the carpark to smoke dope. Like any good businessman, Blade decides he needs a strategy. He decides to grow some dope as a way out of his financial hole. Diversify and expand-beauty! Written by Anonymous

  • Grand Central

    Grand Central (2000)
    Film by Michael Horwitz (Short, Drama and War) Editor Nathaniel Braddock is a World War II Soldier who falls in love with a girl back home, a girl he has never seen or met. He only knows her from her journal, which he found in the local library before he was shipped overseas. During his service in occupied France, he corresponds with, each sending letters back and forth, the romance developing. He asks for a picture and she responds, love is not about a photo. Upon his return to Grand Central Station, he waits to meet his new love and she tells him to look for the girl wearing the red rose... Written by Anonymous

Awards

  • Sundance Film Festival, Editor of the Audience Award winning documentary, FUEL
    (2008)

Education

  • UC Santa Cruz
    (1995-1999)

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