Michael Nicholas


New York, New York, United States

Formerly a compositor/editor, but currently a Physician Assistant and Writer/Director. I grew up in Brooklyn, NY, and after completing my BS in Communications at Boston University, I moved to Los Angeles to begin working in the industry. After working long, unstable hours in post production studios (R!ot Pictures, Method Studios) for 9 years, I made a career switch to medicine several years ago. Even though I was enjoying taking care of patients and practicing medicine, I was struggling to scratch that creative itch. I began taking screenwriting classes 4 years ago - I've written 3 screenplays and 2 pilots, and hope to get at least 2 of them produced in the next few years. COVID testing and vaccinating have taken up the majority of my time since 2020, but I recently wrapped my first short film "Number 12" and am currently locked into post on it. 


www.nofilmschool.com (for all things indie film)

www.newsshooter.com (for gear and technology reviews)

www.masterclass.com (amazing self-paced learning for filmmakers, or if you want to learn how to bake a souffle)

youtube channels: Film Riot, Film Courage, In Depth Cine, Variety.

Books: Directing Actors (by Judith Weston), The Cheerful Subversive's Guide to Independent Filmmaking (Dan Mirvish), Master Shots (Chris Kenworthy), The Coffee Break Screenwriter (Pilar Alessandra)