Michael W. Hogan

Michael W. Hogan

Motu Productions
Author, Screenwriter and Director

Laguna Beach, California

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December 2019
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About Michael

A former marketing executive, Michael’s feature and short scripts have netted over 250 screenwriting awards since 2019. In 2021 he directed “Breaking & Entering”, a provocative and edgy drama short based on his script that garnered 25 “Best Short Screenplay” awards. Since hitting the festival circuit, Breaking & Entering has won over 50 “Best Short Film” and “Best Director” accolades.

Unique traits: In addition to screenwriting and directing, Michael's extensive integrated marketing and branding expertise provides him with an edge in conceptualizing branded TV and entertainment properties; including formatted reality shows, competitive game shows, and branded experiential events.

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  • The Second Coming

    The Second Coming Sci-fi Drama 100,000 years after humanity is wiped out by global conflicts, natural disasters, and extraterrestrial-carried disease, eight 21st century humans--four women and four men--from differing racial-ethnic backgrounds are molecular-level biogenetically 3D printed by an unseen entity and given a mission to repopulate a new, perfect Earth.

  • Out of Body

    Out of Body Horror A young man’s serendipitous discovery of the astral projection process leads him to sneak into his sick and dying uncle’s mansion in spirit form to secure his inheritance; only to have his uncle take possession of his physical body during the heist.

  • Hunger

    Hunger Thriller Horror A tropical sailing cruise meant to save her marriage from a twisted love triangle, instead lands a young woman on an uncharted island with its lone, desperate and hungry inhabitant.

  • The Near Death Experience of Dr. John Dantry

    The Near Death Experience of Dr. John Dantry Drama Other A narcissistic heart surgeon awakens in hell, causing him to rethink his denial of near-death experiences and God's existence.

  • Benny B

    Benny B Sci-fi Comedy A retired hall of fame baseball announcer finds new purpose when he’s abducted by aliens, throwing him back into the game to save a stadium full of fans from hungry extraterrestrials.

  • Sebastian and the Invisible Island

    Sebastian and the Invisible Island Sci-fi Adventure Washed ashore on an uncharted island, a young boy must outsmart feuding extraterrestrials who also yearn for home.

  • Not a Creature was Stirring

    Not a Creature was Stirring Horror Comedy Karma and a hungry toilet catch up to the overly-testosteroned boyfriend of a single mom when he forces her young son to sleep alone in his own motel room.

  • Breaking & Entering

    Breaking & Entering Budget: $0 - $100K | Drama A young woman’s conflicted life battling multiple addictions and questionable choices culminates with an autopsy-like introspective journey when she finds herself locked in a morgue with the body of a long-lost love.

Credits

  • Breaking & Entering

    Breaking & Entering (2021)
    Film by Motu Productions (Drama) Writer/Director A young woman’s conflicted life battling multiple addictions and questionable choices culminates with an autopsy-like introspective journey when she finds herself locked in a morgue with the body of a long-lost love.

  • Just a Nibble

    Just a Nibble (2010)
    Film (Horror) Writer/Director

  • Room Service

    Room Service (2010)
    Film Writer

  • The Gold Nugget

    The Gold Nugget (2008)
    Film (Horror) Writer/Director

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