Michael was born and raised in the small town of Nanuet, New York. At the age of seventeen he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and headed to Parris Island South Carolina to begin his career as a Marine. After many years of running shenanigans, at the age of thirty-three, he married the love of his life, Rebecca. She has since set him straight and they have been happily married for eight years. They have three children together, Michael, Helena, and Samuel.
In 2016, after serving for over twenty-two years, Michael retired from the Marine Corps. During the course of his career, he’s served in many capacities including billets as an Electronics Maintenance Chief, a Marine Corps Recruiter, a Casualty Officer, Curriculum Developer, and Training Chief. He spent two years overseas in places such as Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, and Iraq. Michael served in combat, during Operation Iraqi Freedom from January to December 2009.
Michael’s career in the Marines was mostly administrative in nature, requiring highly efficient writing and reading skills. He has been writing screenplays for over two years and has written six feature length screenplays and a TV pilot. His screenplay titled, My Son Sam is a loosely based biopic about a retired Marine going through the challenges of raising a son with Down syndrome while coming to grips with his own inner demons. The screenplay was a 2017 Scriptapalooza Feature Contest Runner Up, placing in the top 13 of over 3400 entries.
He is currently working for Iron Word Press and recently completed the screenplay adaptation of the award winning novel In His Stead and received a full consideration from the Hollywood Producer and “Screenplay Mechanic” Andrew Hilton. Michael studied film at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the American Military University.
Michael now makes screenwriting his full time career and lives in Stella North Carolina.
He is currently seeking representation as a screenwriter.
Unique traits: Retired Marine
Rain Maker Budget: $1M - $5M | Action In the year 2030, civilization has collapsed and it hasn’t rained in years, but there’s a rain-making machine in the clutches of a deranged religious cult, so an ex-professor who has been searching for his missing daughter is recruited to lead a team of “Knights” to recover the world-saving device.
Dark Ages Budget: $10M - $30M | Action ⋄ Sci-fi A crippled warship carrying a world-conquering race of aliens crashes on an Earth-like planet, where the inhabitants are still living in a medieval age and their primitive weapons are no match for the invading warriors, but a brave prince leads the fight to save his people.
Scriptapalooza Feature Contest Finalist
American Military University