A Cum Laude graduate of UCLA FILM SCHOOL, Michael Bockman has worked professionally in all aspects of filmmaking and, most recently, as a writer and writing consultant in America and Europe.
FILM: Michael cut his movie teeth in LOW BUDGET FILMS. Starting as a production assistant, he quickly moved through the ranks until he was editing, then writing and assistant directing an array of action, kung fu, and horror films. He is a member of the Directors Guild of America (DGA).
As a WRITER FOR FILM he has optioned four screenplays and had a spec script turned into a produced feature film by Universal Pictures. To his credits are four produced screenplays, eleven films as an editor, nine features as First Assistant Director and four as Second Unit Director. In Europe, he has optioned a TV series (Switzerland) and been hired to create a film feature (Germany) and documentary television series. (CONTACT WRITER FOR FOR COMPLETE CREDITS OR SEE IMDB FOR PARTIAL LIST)
He wrote and directed a short film, STARVING HYSTERICAL NAKED (starring Billy Zane), to raise funds for a feature he hopes to direct. The short can be viewed on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZwd_Co3AVM
FICTION WRITING: Michael’s first novel, THE TITANIC PLAN” became a BEST SELLER and is available through all major book outlets and at Amazon:
Michael has written and/or directed over 60 corporate and commercial videos.