HBO, Europe, 2020
6 part series released November 2020.
Tuff Money is a witty take on guilt, innocence and the moving goalposts of morality in small town communities where getting away with “it,” and not getting one-upped by your neighbor, are the only ways you win at life.
Directed by Daniel Sandu. Executive Producer,
Citizen Bio follows the stories of four of America’s most notorious biohackers and their relationships with Aaron Traywick, a self-proclaimed biohacker whose life took a tragic turn when he was mysteriously found dead at a meditation spa at the age of 28. Director, Trish Dolman.
hacker: HUNTER OLYMPIC DESTROYER
Seconds before the opening ceremony of the winter games in Pyeongchang 2018, critical computer systems fail. Malware attacks the servers. The world quickly concludes: it must have been North Korea. But, the truth is much more complicated. Director, Wael Dabbous.
PIE FACTORY YOUNG COMPOSER PRIZE
Michael gave a film composing workshop in collaboration with music charity, Pie Factory, East Kent. Local young composers took part, scoring music to a clip which was then entered and awarded a prize as part of the Ramsgate Festival of Sound.
Pie Factory does brilliant work supporting children and young people in challenging circumstances through music and creativity. Donate to Pie Factory here.
IVORS ACADEMY - MUSIC CREATOR WELLBEING SESSION
The first in a series of Zoom webinars by The Ivors Academy providing support to music creators. Michael hosted and explored the challenges of being freelance during times of change, providing an insight on his evolving career, and sharing advice on building resilience, staying motivated and looking after your health.
hacker : HUNTER
Remember the NHS ‘WannaCry’ ransomware attack?Meet the young guy who fixed it! Watch the fascinating true life story and find out what’s going on in the world of Cyber Crime and Internet security: www.tomorrowunlocked.com. Director, Hugo Berkeley.
CHURCHILL AND THE MOVIE MOGUL
Michael scored this fascinating 60 minute documentary, broadcast on BBCFour. Documentary about the extraordinary friendship and collaboration between Winston Churchill and film producer Alexander Korda that helped to bring America into the Second World War. Director, John Fleet.
THE IVORS COMPOSER AWARDS 2019
The Ivors Composer Awards have been announced with Michael receiving a nomination for Jazz Composition for Small Ensemble for his piece Mother Medusae. Performed by Thomas Gould (violin), Kristjan Randalu (piano) and Stephan Braun (cello). The work mixes jazz and classical harmonies with rich melodies and percussive rhythms.