Michael Fels

Michael Fels

Assistant director, crew and gaffer/lighting technician in Mount Vernon, New York

About Michael

Michael Fels graduated from Five Towns College with a BFA in Film and Video in 2009. Michael had the pleasure of working with Academy Award winner Luke Matheny right of of college. Other NYU grad films he worked on in various departments went to Sundance, Cannes Film Festival, and countless others. Michael quickly started work on indie shorts, features, music videos (including Mavado feat. Nicky Minaj), a PSA for the military, and commericals. Michael's formal training and many on set experience since 2009 as a producer, 1st assistant director, and co-director have given him great management skills from preproduction, production, to post production. Negotiating, hiring, and creating contracts for crew that benefited both the client and the contractor is deeply important to Michael. Lighting is another speiality of Michael Fels as he is a Gaffer, Key Grip, Best Boy, Grip, and Electric as well. Michael has used his formal training to work as a casting director for indie projects to ensure the best talent can be brought to the table. Michael's work as a sceen writer and script revisionist have made projects more creative, easier to film, audience friendly, and more cost effective. Michael's reliable nature, managing skills, and quick problem solving skills are what every set needs.


Name: Michael Fels

Lives in: Mount Vernon, New York

Occupation: Assistant Director, Crew, Gaffer/lighting Technician, Producer, Grip and Casting Assistant

Credits

  • New York City the Movie

    New York City the Movie (2017)
    Film (Short and Drama) Producer "NYC The Movie" is based on "New York City The Album" created by recording artist Troy Ave. Six of the most popular Troy Ave songs are incorporated into this narrative film including the tracks: "Regretful", "Lullaby", "Me Against the World", "Classic Feel", "Viking", and "Mama Tears." The story follows Ryan an African American teen from Brooklyn who learns about his mothers financial problems & becomes determined to pay the bills anyway he can. Ryan becomes involved in the drug trade for the quick money it can bring. As an adult, Ryan must choose between a life of crime or his new career in hip hop. Written by Michael Fels

  • Eugenia and John

    Eugenia and John (2016)
    Film (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department A young couple are figuring out love and loyalty as they organize a rally in support of immigrant rights.

  • Romeo's Distress

    Romeo's Distress (2016)
    Film (Drama, Fantasy, Horror and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department "Romeo's Distress" is a Weird, Shakespearean, Gothic, Horror-Thriller that tells a story of a boy name James, his unrequited love for a girl named Jane, and her father's sadistic (yet dutiful) response to it all.

  • Asockalypse!

    Asockalypse! (2016)
    Film (Comedy and Sci-Fi) Camera and Electrical Department When a group of stoners realize their socks have gone missing due to a malfunctioning washing machine, they stumble over an evil Blahnonian plot to destroy the environment and drain the Earth of all Socks. Can our heroes and their new alien friend Bubbles stop the Blahnonians from destroying the Earth, one sock at a time?

  • Charles Haux

    Charles Haux (2016)
    Film (Short and Drama) Producer While his girlfriend is out of town, a cheating man named Charles tries to repair his relationship by retrieving his girlfriend's dog from a suspicious friend of hers, named Gil. After Gil gives him a hard time, Charles complains to his mistress Felica about Gil. Wanting more from Charles, Felicia gives him an ultimatum. Before making his final decison, Charles attempts to retrieve the dog again and tensions escalute with Gil. Felicia waits alone at the bar to meet with Charles and hear his response but Charles doesn't show up... until the last second. Written by Michael Fels

  • Dime Crimes # 34

    Dime Crimes # 34 (2015)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Crime) Camera and Electrical Department Doll, a homebody with a stash of pulp fiction, is thrown into the world of her favorite stories when she sees a gun hidden in the waistband of her charming new tenant. Unbeknownst to her apathetic fiancé, Doll debates confronting the man and joining him in a life of adventure. As the tenant's mystery is exposed, Doll is forced to realize that she alone has the ability to turn her fantasies into a reality.

  • GoFish

    GoFish (2015)
    Film (Short and Drama) Producer GoFish is a short film about two girls, one African American and one Jewish, growing up in Brooklyn in 1991 shortly after the Crown Heights Riots.

  • Shepherd

    Shepherd (2015)
    Film (Short and Drama) Producer An ex convict concocts a dangerous scheme to mend a broken relationship with his daughter by enlisting the help of a wayward vagrant, only to find that in the face of actual change, people's true character will rise to the surface, revealing who they really are.

  • The Smut Locker

    The Smut Locker (2014)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Family) Camera and Electrical Department Josh Bell, a college senior, rushes home to dispose of his childhood locker before the contents are revealed at the family yard sale.

  • Love&Stress

    Love&Stress (2014)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department Patty is a successful architect but self-deprecating when it comes to her looks & her love life. One day Patty gets an idea to manipulate her cute office crush into liking her.

  • Six

    Six (2014)
    Film (Short, Drama and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department SIX is a short film about a child who finds a gun while playing alone on a rooftop. It is a story about a child's imagination versus reality; a child's innocence versus the power of guns and a child's vulnerability versus the negligence of adults. Written by Anonymous

  • Strawberry Fields

    Strawberry Fields (2014)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department Add a Plot »

  • For Francis

    For Francis (2014)
    Film (Short and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Francis is a seven year old boy who loves dresses. When his teacher makes Francis a dress, his father Matt becomes enraged. Fearing the worst, Matt is forced to face his own fears and to choose between protecting his son from an intolerant world, or allowing the boy to live truthfully. Written by Anonymous

  • No More

    No More (2014)
    Film (Short, Drama and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department This film explores how vulnerable love can make us. Robert is a divorced man that has been burned one too many times & lets his past ruin any chance at having a future with others. As a younger woman,Vicky is not as jaded to the idea of love. She simply wants to love and to be loved. She realizes she deserves more out of a relationship and discovers her own self worth . Written by Michael Fels

  • Love and Stress

    Love and Stress (2014)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department Patty is a successful NYC executive in her professional life. She takes away a magazine from an intern but can't help herself from reading it. It says that stressed out men like over weight woman. She is self-deprecating & insecure when it comes to her looks she she comes up with a complex plan to manipulate her cute office crush Paul into liking her by stressing him out. Aurthor is dragged along for the ride as he is working on the same project as Paul. Aurthor then falls for Pattty instead. Written by Michael Fels

  • Tráfico: Every Body Has a Price

    Tráfico: Every Body Has a Price (2014)
    Television (Action, Crime, Drama and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department The abandoned son of a sex slave goes undercover to infiltrate a furtive and dangerous sex trafficking ring to find his mother and exact revenge.

  • Sacha

    Sacha (2014)
    Film (Short and Drama) Producer A burned out young hospital social worker must confront the rapidly deteriorating mental health of his roommate's drug addicted house guest.

  • Birthday Crashers

    Birthday Crashers (2013)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department Two carefree school bus company owners crash birthday parties for the gift bags and free food until one of the duos falls for a single mom and ends the birthday crashing forever.

  • El Cuco

    El Cuco (2013)
    Film (Short, Drama, Horror and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department A young girl, tormented by a demon-like monster, seeks the help of a close relative to her defeat it, the monster however is someone she least expected.

  • Opening Night

    Opening Night (2013)
    Film (Short, Drama, History and Musical) Camera and Electrical Department Set in the early 70s, a Holocaust survivor tries to come to terms with his past in order to save his relationship with his family in the present.

  • Alone

    Alone (2013)
    Film (Horror, Mystery and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Jonathan MacKinlay (Michael Jefferson) has been with afflicted with agoraphobia ever since the car accident that killed his wife (Sarah Schoofs). Since that night, he lived a life of identical days trapped in his own home, the monotony broken up only by visits from his best friend Taylor (Andrew Ruth), his therapist Dr. Edmondson (Peter Gregus) and Bree (Emma Dubery), the woman who brings his groceries. When a violent home invasion disrupts his world and threatens his sanity, he begins to believe an evil presence now haunts his home - but is it real or just in his imagination? He'll have to survive to find out. Written by Rory Douglas Abel

  • Peace After Marriage

    Peace After Marriage (2013)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department A sexually frustrated Palestinian-American agrees to marry an Israeli woman for a Green Card, triggering a war at home with his parents, who will stop at nothing to divorce him from his new wife.

  • Movement to Contact

    Movement to Contact (2013)
    Video (Short and Action) Camera and Electrical Department Add a Plot »

  • Calaveras

    Calaveras (2013)
    Film (Short and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Ex-gang member, Miguel, struggles to deal with the loss of his grandfather on el Día de los Muertos while preparing for his daughter's baptism. Meanwhile, a Catholic priest visits his childhood friend in a desperate attempt to save his parish. Written by Jaime Medrano Jr.

  • Quiet on the Set

    Quiet on the Set (2013)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Chase Zellenberg is a young 20-something cancer patient who makes a living through being an extra. He tries desperately to survive his illness, balance his work and chemotherapy, all while attempting to make a name for himself in the harsh world of acting. But with his health rapidly deteriorating throughout the film, his life starts falling apart when he gets evicted from his apartment, and gets berated for being late to a gig. He then realizes that he has nothing left but to accept the gig he hated the most in the first place, he reluctantly accepts the zombie gig in the horror film, and with all his remaining strength, he puts on the greatest performance of his young career. Written by RJ Barkelew

  • Gut

    Gut (2012)
    Film (Drama, Horror and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Something is missing in Tom's life. Every day he goes through the motions, becoming increasingly detached from those around him. His best friend Dan thinks he has the answer, a mysterious video he's got to see to believe. What Dan shows him leaves Tom unsettled, flooding his mind with disturbing images and desires, and binding the two friends together with its ugly secret. As he tries desperately to forget what he saw, Tom's mounting feelings of guilt and disillusionment quickly give way to paranoia and fear. One video soon follows another and another, blurring the line between reality and voyeuristic fascination, and threatening to dismantle everything around them. Written by Gut Productions

  • So Over You

    So Over You (2012)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department Sunny tries to stay cheerful in the aftermath of love gone toxic.

  • The Hunter and the Swan Discuss Their Meeting

    The Hunter and the Swan Discuss Their Meeting (2011)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Fantasy) Camera and Electrical Department A Brooklyn couple have dinner with a hunter and his girlfriend, a magical swan woman. It doesn't go well.

  • Manhattan Melody

    Manhattan Melody (2011)
    Film (Short, Adventure, Musical and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department Manhattan Melody is the thrilling and bittersweet musical story of Holly Knolls: a lonely young manicurist who finds unexpected adventure with a charismatic thief.

  • Her Seat Is Vacant

    Her Seat Is Vacant (2011)
    Film (Short, Drama, Family and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department Vira, a forty-year-old Ukrainian immigrant in New York, is preparing for her sister's funeral. Amongst all her responsibilities, Vira suddenly finds herself falling in love.

  • The Ghost-Eye Tree

    The Ghost-Eye Tree (2009)
    Film (Short, Adventure, Drama and Family) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Take a journey with a brother and sister through the woods of their small, rural town to get a bucket of milk. Together, they pass through haunted woods where a giant oak tree, known as The Ghost-Eye Tree, tries to frighten them. Dare to believe in the wonder of imagination as the two siblings embark on an adventure they will never forget. Written by Nusom Films

  • A House Divided

    A House Divided (2009)
    Film (Short, Drama, History and War) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director In the American Civil War brothers Robert and Liamond find themselves on opposing sides and test the bonds of loyalty and family.

  • Draw

    Draw (2008)
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