I'm a freelance audio engineer in the film, TV, music, or video game industry. I have worked on over 35 short films, a feature, 2 music albums, and 2 video games. I am also a 2015 Cinema Audio Society Student Recognition Award Nominee and Avid Pro Tools User Certified.
Name: Michael Cullen
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Company: Michael Cullen Post
Occupation: Sound Designer, Sound Editor and Sound Mixer
Res-Life: The Musical
Film (short) by Chad King (Comedy and Musical) Sound department Set in the upbeat world of a college residence hall, Res-Life: The Musical is the story of starry-eyed resident advisor Oliver - who thinks he has it all until an unexpected breakup with his boyfriend forces him to reconsider what it means to be in love. Written by Anonymous
Beware of Bunny
Film (short) by Rebecca Gill (Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror and 1 More) Sound department On the way home, a little boy finds the pet of his nightmares.
Cold Winter's Night
Film (short) by Gabe Figueroa (Drama, Family and Fantasy) Sound department As her father prepares to re-marry two years after her mother's death, young Clara goes on a journey of self-discovery in the snowy forest on Christmas Eve. After getting lost in the woods, she is confronted by the spirit of her mother, a service woman lost in battle, who challenges her daughter to move forward.
Film (short) by Trevor Stevens (Action, Crime, Drama and Thriller) Sound department When a drug deal goes awry, disengaged gang member Marcus is forced into a situation in which he must place his trust in a young rival gang member named Dean in order to survive the night.
Christmas with the Karountzoses
Film by Robert Krantz (Comedy) Sound department Christmas with the Karountzoses is a Greek Christmas film, set in present day "Chicago", centered around a Greek family at their dinner table on Christmas Eve. Michael, our protagonist, has chosen to work his entire life, sacrificing a lot of family time, in order to provide for his family. After hearing a rumor about getting promoted to a long over-due position, Michael invites all of his family over to celebrate. However, the promotion falls through and Michael has to face defeat through a long night filled with 14 Greek's at his dinner table. Short on money and filled with regrets, Michael has a night infused with the most important people of his life, transitioning his workaholic demeanor back into the loving father he once was. Written by JJ Englert
Titanes of Art
Film by Mor Albalak (Documentary) Sound department Titanes del Arte is about three successful contemporary Cuban artists overcoming great odds while their livelihood is on the line due to material shortages and political obstacles.
Film (short) by Toby Wosskow (Sport) Sound department
Film (short) by Luis Gonzalo Soto Flores (Drama) Sound department
Voices of Orange County: Beneath the Peel
Film (short) by Hannah McDonald (Documentary) Sound department
Film (short) by Jackson Miller (Drama) Sound department When John, a blind man, discovers that his guide dog and best friend, Jubilee, is dying, his world seems to crumble. Unwilling to apply for a new dog, but unable to live without one John struggles to find the strength to say goodbye and find a way to push on.
Film (short) by Alex Fichera (Comedy) Sound department Police officer Tim Murphy is the best negotiator the department has to offer, until his overconfidence gets the best of him. After screwing up one to many times, Murphy must fight for his job, his love, and his father's legacy in this dark, 80s-style cop comedy.
Film (short) by Jackie Zhou (Comedy) Sound department In 1993, a high school senior pursues his lifelong dream of creating a pornographic film in spite of AV Club opposition.
You've Got to be Kidding
Film (short) by Hannah McDonald (Comedy and Family) Sound department A man makes a wish that he could be happy again, like he was as a kid, and wakes up to find that the world has turned into children.
It Had to Be Jew
Film (short) by Asher Pink (Comedy) Sound department
Demons in the Dark
Film (short) by J. David Ruby (Drama) Sound department
Film (short) by Sam Schlenker (Comedy) Sound department
Flux: Redefining Women's Surfing
Film (short) by Sarah Lee (Documentary and Drama) Sound department FLUX is a powerful essay documentary that reveals sexism in the surfing industry. As talent becomes an accessory to beauty, the sexualization of women in surf media creates damaging effects for women surfers everywhere. Featuring the voices of female surf icons both past and present, FLUX will empower audiences with its call for change and hope for the future. Written by Sarah Lee
Film (short) by Gabe Figueroa (Drama and Romance) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Everything seems to be a dream for Rebecca Taylor on her wedding day. As her best friend, Doris helps with the finishing touches of the dress, everything suddenly begins to unravel. Martha Taylor, Rebecca's mother, rushes in with a note. Rebecca reads it, only to discover that she has just been jilted at the altar. Meanwhile, a ferry boat prepares to leave the island. On it is Tucker, and his new girlfriend, Vanessa. Three years later, Rebecca wakes up to her new boyfriend, Colin, who surprises her with a marriage proposal. Her response is lukewarm at best. As she begins to say no, he jumps in and convinces her to think it over for the day. That night at work, Rebecca and Doris are closing up for the night when they look up to see Tucker Riley in the doorway. After a long confrontation, the memories of the past flood back to haunt Rebecca and she slides back into his arms. The next morning, Rebecca wakes up to Doris at the window, with a gossip magazine headlining the breakup of ... Written by Anonymous
Cassie & Elaine
Film (short) by Chad King (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Sound department Frustrated with love, lonely birthday girl Cassie is consoled by her best friend Elaine and discovers that she may already have the relationship she craves.
Film (short) by Alex Tomko (Drama) Sound department
Film (short) by Sten Olson (Drama) Sound department
Film (short) by Olivia-Diane Joseph (Drama) Sound department As her wealthy long-time boyfriend proposes marriage, an ambitious young woman is forced to choose between a life of freedom and uncertainty, or security with limitation.
It Just Got Real
Film (short) by Mishka Kornai Sound department
Film (short) by James Beck Sound department
The Birds and the Bees
Film (short) by Hannah McDonald (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A socially awkward father tries to explain to his well experienced son all there is to know about the birds and the bees.
Adam of the Sheetlands
Film (short) by Elliott Cattell (Family and Fantasy) Camera and Electrical Department After running away from his father, an unruly young boy struggles to learn empathy.
The Miraculous Gary Hope
Film (short) by Michael Yunez Camera and Electrical Department