Michael Guggenheim

Michael Guggenheim

Director and Screenwriter

Los Angeles, California

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September 2016
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About Michael

Born in Trenton, New Jersey, Michael Guggenheim graduated from NYU's Tisch school of the Arts, where his film With a Mouth Full of Diamonds was selected as a finalist for the George A. Heinemann Film Production Award. His work has been screened internationally and featured at the Slamdance, Rotterdam, and Phoenix Film Festivals.

His first feature, Mr Ryan is a Douchecock, was selected as a finalist for the 2015 Sundance Creative Producing Fellowship, and was performed at the Atwater Village Theater in Los Angeles, as part of the Naked Angels' cold reading series, Tuesdays at Nine.

He works in the industry as an editor, visual effects artist and animator. His past clients include Netflix, Adult Swim, Capitol Records, FX Networks, ABC, TNT, TBS, Nike and the California Endowment, among others.

Michael currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.


  • Mr Ryan is a Douchecock

    Mr Ryan is a Douchecock Comedy A lascivious and megalomaniacal high school vice principal loses control of his school and his life on the day of the most popular dance of the year.


  • Decker

    Decker (2016)
    Television (Comedy, Crime, Drama and Thriller) Visual effects C.I.A. superagent Jack Decker has to save America from terrorists because the "President" doesn't have the balls to do what it takes.

  • Lady Dynamite

    Lady Dynamite (2016)
    Television (Comedy) Visual effects Series is based on what Maria has accepted to be "her life." The occasionally surreal episodes, refracted across multiple periods of the actor/comedian's life, tell the story of a woman who loses - and then finds - herself.

  • Stupid and Demented

    Stupid and Demented (2015)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Producer 14-year-old Dominic, an avid opera fan, experiences the ecstasy and heartache of first love.

  • House of Cards

    House of Cards (2015)
    Television (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Majority House Whip Francis Underwood takes you on a long journey as he exacts his vengeance on those he feels wronged him - that is, his own cabinet members including the President of the United States himself. Dashing, cunning, methodical and vicious, Frank Underwood along with his equally manipulative yet ambiguous wife, Claire take Washington by storm through climbing the hierarchical ladder to power in this Americanized recreation of the BBC series of the same name. Written by Jacob Oberfrank

  • Afternoon Is Night

    Afternoon Is Night (2014)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Producer "Afternoon Is Night" interweaves the stories of a few unusual tenants living in a low-cost apartment building in downtown Los Angeles. In this glimpse into LA's underbelly, you'll meet construction workers longing for love, a meddling yogi healer and his uncomfortable Malibu clientele, an aging actress concerned for her future, and a post-collegiate pizza boy caught in the middle of four angry working women and a pizza with the wrong toppings. Written by Blake Varga

  • Desert Hopes

    Desert Hopes (2013)
    Film (Short and Drama) Editor An aging man tends to a litter of newborn rabbits.

  • Niagara

    Niagara (2013)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actor During a camping trip to Niagara Falls, young Kiley notices her body change. She ventures deep into the woods, looking for answers.

  • With a Mouth Full of Diamonds

    With a Mouth Full of Diamonds (2012)
    Film (Short and Drama) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Corn Dog

    Corn Dog (2011)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Drama and Romance) Producer Dean's preoccupation to retain his known pleasures leaves him halted by the unexpected happiness he finds while waiting for a flight home in a low budget Queens motel.

  • Shark Loves the Amazon

    Shark Loves the Amazon (2011)
    Film (Documentary) Animation department The daily struggles and hopes of the more than twenty million Brazilians who live in the Amazon, mostly in cities, are rarely present in analyses and images that inform perceptions of the region outside Brazil. The Amazon is generally portrayed as a land of mystery populated by indigenous people surrounded by exotic fauna and flora in a environment threatened by encroaching mining, farming and other economic activities. Mark London offers a different, decidedly less romantic and more realistic perspective in "Shark Loves the Amazon"- a documentary he produced after three decade of extensive travels and two books he wrote about the region with journalist Brian Kelly. The film depicts the hard realities of a region attempting to find the path to a sustainable model of development that promotes economic activity while preserving Earth's last great forest and its unparalleled concentration of biodiversity. Written by Anonymous

  • Bhel

    Bhel (2005)
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  • Sundance Creative Producing Fellowship, Finalist

  • George A. Heinemann Film Production Grant, Finalist


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