David Michán studied at the Technologic Institute and College of Monterrey (ITEMS - Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey) graduating with a degree in Communication Sciences.
After graduation, he lived for five years in Los Angeles California, working as a production assistant and as a director’s first assistant in feature films, video clips, television series, and commercials. During that time he got the opportunity to work with such distinguished directors as: Antoine Fuqua, Marcos Siega, Oliver Stone, Tony Kaye, Joe Pytka, Isabel Coixet, among others.
During his stay in Los Angeles, California, he also took a course in film photography at Ucla Extension.
After that, he returned to Mexico City to study Filmmaking at the Filmmaking Training Center (CCC – Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica). David has written, produced, and directed a number of short films, documentaries, and music videos.
His short film, MEXICAN DREAM, was the jury winner for best short fiction film in Brussels, Germany, and Austin, Texas, as well as having been the official selection in more than 25 festivals around the world.
His thesis “ADVERSE EFFECTS”, a 74 minute feature film, was an official selection in the 26th edition of the International Film Festival in Guadalajara (FICG26)
as well as official selection in more than 35 International Film Festivals among them: the International Film Festival in Edmonton, Canada, the Fresh Film Festival in the Czech Republic, the International Film Festival in Transylvania, I’ve Seen Films in Milan, Italy, and the Latino Film Festival in San Francisco, California.
In addition, special mentions were made by the jury for Best OPERA PRIMA in the Binational Independent Film Festival in El Paso, Texas and The International Film Festival in Toluca.
ADVERSE EFFECTS won Best Movie and Best Actor at the 3rd Macabre Faire Film Festival in Long Island N.Y. Best Editing and Special Mention for Best Director at the 1st Festival Brasil de Cinema Internacional in São Paulo, Brasil 2013. Gen-Next Award for Best Feature Film at KahBang Film Festival, Maine, USA 2013. Jury Award for Best Actor and Best New Director at the World Music and Independent Film Festival, Washington, DC, USA, 2013.
Name: David Michán
Lives in: Mexico City, Mexico
Company: Metro Producciones
Occupation: Director, Editor, Producer and Screenwriter
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Television (Action, Crime, Drama and Thriller) Editor A family man experiences the tremendous burden of leading a double life as a professional hitman.
Film (Action, Drama and Fantasy) Director Daniel is a young man suffering from low self-esteem, who is incapable of defending himself from the abuses of employers and of society in general. He is medicated with antidepressants to make his monotonous life more bearable; however, far from helping him, the medication worsens his condition with hallucinations and psychotic thoughts of vengeance that lead him to a state of total confusion between reality and his imagination. Written by Anonymous
Film (Documentary and Biography) Director Shayacan is the name of the ground breaker of alternative medicine in Mexico whom due to his unusual healing methods became one of the most controversial doctors, his name is Guru Shaya Michan.
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A True Story in Memory of Zach Hanks
Film (Short) Director This is the story of an independent filmmaker and his experience shooting a TV pilot. During the shoot there is a fatal accident involving the host of the show, but that doesn't stop the filmmaker from completing the project, even though his decision stretches his moral boundaries. Written by David Michán
Film (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew In Los Angeles, a city where streets are overrun by drug dealers, those who have sworn to uphold the law are breaking them to clean up the streets. Denzel Washington plays L.A.P.D. detective Alonzo Harris, a veteran narcotics officer whose methods of enforcing the law are questionable, if not corrupt. 'Training Day' follows Harris as he trains rookie Jake Hoyt over a 24-hour period. Ethical dilemmas arise for Hoyt as well as the audience as questions present themselves as to whether or not Harris' methodology for ridding the streets of South Central Los Angeles of drugs is right or wrong. Written by Anna <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The Lottery Ticket
Film (Short and Comedy) Director We take chances in life when we play the lottery, although we don't realize that those chances could cost us our life. You have to keep in mind that somebody else's bad luck may very well be your own opportunity for success, if you know how to beat the chances. Written by Angel Mena <email@example.com>
Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica
Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiorres de Monterrey