Michael William Lally Rogers was born in Alexandria, Virginia and raised in Newport, Rhode Island. Prior to attending Ripon College and the University of New Mexico, Mike attended the Rectory School in Pomfret, Connecticut and Suffield Academy in Suffield, Connecticut.
Since 2017, Mike has written three feature screenplays, two short screenplays, an original pilot for television, as well as a short screenplay entitled, Hostilities, which was produced for the 100 Hour Film Festival. Mike also adapted a science fiction novel to screenplay, in collaboration with the author.
Mike's work has been recognized by the Austin Revolution Film Festival, Nominee for Best Feature Screenplay 2017, Calcutta Cult Film Festival, Nominee for Best Feature Screenplay 2017 and as an Award Winner 2017 Headline International Film Festival for Original Pilot.
" I was an Archeology Major, Anthropology Minor at the University of New Mexico and have always been fascinated by ancient cultures. While in Prep school, I spent several months living in Mexico City where I visited the National Museum and the Mesoamerican pyramids at Teotihuacan. This is where my imagination was truly sparked. I have always wanted to blend myth and reality into a modern Sci-Fi, Adventure story."
Ollie and Cricket Sci-fi ⋄ Adventure An armless Repo Man keeps balance in the universe with the assistance of his partner Cricket and the mighty Gauntlets of Shenandoah.
Dude, You Totally Wrecked My Prom Budget: $1M - $5M | Comedy A teenage girl who only dreams of having the perfect High School Prom, recruits a handsome train wreck to be her escort, while her overweight, stoner boyfriend tries to get his act together fast enough in an attempt to be her perfect date.
Perish (Black Solstice) Budget: $5M - $10M | Horror A cocaine dependents detective must confront her family's demonic lineage to solve a case of a missing religious relic.
Shalefield Budget: $0 - $100K | Drama The only thing more precious than the land you raise your family, is the ability to keep your family on that land. Regardless the cost.
Flipping the Score Budget: $5M - $10M | Action ⋄ Sci-fi For an insecure gamer girl to win a virtual reality video game tournament, she'll have to defeat an arrogant teenage boy. Saving her girlfriend's planet from a twelve foot tyrant's armada, is all just part of the game.
Container Budget: $1M - $5M | Thriller To attend his father's funeral, a wanted felon with narcolepsy must travel in the back of a container truck over the Mexican border to avoid detection by the authorities.
2020 A.D. Sci-fi ⋄ Drama When a newly elected President and his Executive Staff are abducted by the Area 51 Spacecraft, they are tasked with convincing five Mythical women to help prevent ancient deities from rising up, to enslave humanity once again. Think, Cabin in the Woods meets Lost in Space.
Legend of Drunken Spirit Budget: $5M - $10M | Action ⋄ Comedy When the descendant of a Master of Drunken Kung-Fu converts the family dojo into a nightclub, the spirit of the Master possesses his descendant in an attempt to reclaim their family honor.