Executive Producer/Producer, Ambience Entertainment
In his 25 year career Michael has worked as a writer and producer in the entertainment industry in the UK, New Zealand and Australia. During his career he has written stage plays, TV drama, films and light entertainment shows. Forming a partnership with Ambience Entertainment in 2003 Michael executive produced such shows as ‘Go Go Stop’, ‘Erky Perky’ (co-produced with Canadian company CCI Entertainment), ‘Sharky’s Friends’, event TV such as the ‘MTV Music Awards’, ‘Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards’ and ‘Surprise Surprise Gotcha’ and preschool program, ‘Larry the Lawnmower’.
In 2006 Michael returned to drama and with Ambience Entertainment, ‘crossed a cultural milestone’ in programming with ‘Wait For Me In Sydney’ a 26-part drama coproduction with China’s number one broadcaster CCTV.
Michael wrote and produced the feature film ‘Dying Breed’ (released 2008), produced Sean Byrne’s ‘The Loved Ones’ with Mark Lazarus (released 2009), ‘Tomorrow When the War Began’ based on the first book in John Marsden’s series of the same name (released 2010) and ‘Killer Elite’ starring Jason Statham and Robert de Niro (released 2011).
Michael has a number of features in development including Storm Boy based on the novel by Colin Thiele, Taronga based on the book by Victor Kelleher and two high concept tv drama projects.