Michael grew up outside of Washington D.C. He had a love of ghost stories and the supernatural from an early age, devouring every book of myth, legend and folklore he could get his hands on. This early affinity has carried through to his work, where there is often a touch of the fantastic, even if not overt ghouls and goblins.
While he always enjoyed creative writing, it was not until his final year of university that he was urged by a professor to consider it as a possible career path. Michael moved to California six years ago and the rest, well, is history. he has since written numerous feature and short length scripts, his most recent placing in the top ten percent of multiple contests.
As a director Michael found great success in his first short, Death, Sammie Baker & a Loaded .38, completed on a budget of $1,500 and screened throughout the southwest at numerous festivals. Due to budget constraints, Michael found himself helming the visual & audio editing, production, coloring and sound mixing, a process he very much enjoyed.
He hopes to expand upon those successes with his follow up, The Devil will Drive you Mad.
As an actor, besides an assortment of short and student film roles, he played a lead in the 2015 feature film Godless, by Joshua Lim. The film enjoyed a long festival run, received distribution and is currently available on Amazon. He has trained at Upright Citizens Brigade and Berg studios in Atwater, CA.
Michael is also an avid photographer, his work can be seen HERE.
He is based in Los Angeles, CA.
Michael E. Pitts
Writer | Director