Co-Founder of Lunar Door, an independent film production company, Michael Schilf is an award-winning writer, director, and producer.
A graduate of the USC’s School of Cinematic Arts (MFA in Screenwriting), Schilf has penned ten features, eight TV pilots, numerous shorts, and over 100 advertising campaigns (including Nike, American Express, Volvo, Walmart, Ford, Target, Chrysler, Lexus, BMW, and Mercedes Benz), working with directors such as Jesse Dylan (American Wedding, Kicking & Screaming), James Frost (Radiohead’s “House of Cards”, OK Go’s “This Too Shall Pass”), and Steven Tsuchida (Community, New Girl, Sirens).
In 2010, Schilf co-founded The Script Lab, a screenwriting resource and entertainment news outlet, designed for writers, filmmakers, and creators. As President and Editorial Director, he developed content that helped The Script Lab gain brand recognition as an industry leader, providing high-quality E-learning and industry education to millions worldwide. In 2014, The Script Lab was acquired by TSL Media, Inc., and Schilf stayed on as an Educational Consultant.
Author of The Sins of My Father: A Memoir, Schilf takes an introspective look at growing up with an absentee, alcoholic, mentally ill father. Schilf is also co-creator and writer of SWORN, a fantasy, action, adventure series; co-creator and writer of LIGHT, a sci-fi, action, crime series; and writer/director/producer of the award-winning short film The Fixer, co-starring Danny Trejo.
Currently, Schilf is pitching the pilot script for the The Fixer TV series while in pre-production on his directorial feature film debut, based on his memoir The Sins of My Father.