Michael is an Emmy-award winning editor (three times nominated) based in London with 20 years experience working on feature documentaries. Most recently, the docu-series Heart of Invictus
(dir. Orlando von Einsiedel, prod. Joanna Natasegara) was released on Netflix in collaboration with Prince Harry's Archewell Productions and was met with 4-star reviews from The Guardian, The Times and The Evening Standard.
Michael's work has been described as "Unforgettable... a masterclass in withholding judgement" (Evening Standard, The Return), "Beautifully crafted and heart-wrenching" (Pulitzer Centre for Crisis Reporting, No Fire Zone), and "Slick, entertaining… crisply told" (Time Out, Building Jerusalem). He has been nominated for Best Editing at the Televisual Awards for No Fire Zone
, three times nominated for Best Use of Footage at the Focal International Awards (Building Jerusalem, Windscale: A Nuclear Disaster
and The Return
) and was shortlisted for the BAFTA Craft Awards for editing The Return
Michael has worked in London, Berlin, Prague and Barcelona and his films have been screened and broadcast internationally. Rebellion
(prod. Kat Mansoor) had a limited cinema release this year across Britain and An Impossible Project
(dir. Jens Meurer) was released in cinemas across Germany in 2021.
Prior to his editing career, Michael learned his craft working in the cutting rooms of Michael Winterbottom (24-Hour Party People)
, Andrea Arnold (Red Road, Fish Tank)
and Ridley Scott (Kingdom of Heaven)
, assisting editors such as Dody Dorn ACE (Memento, Insomnia)
, John Wilson ACE (Billy Elliot, The History Boys), Jon Gregory ACE (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Chasing Liberty) and David Charap (My Summer of Love, Last Resort)
. Originally a graduate of FT2 (Freelance Film and Television Training), Michael also holds a BA (Hons) degree in Photography and Imaging from Manchester Metropolitan University. He is an active voting member of BAFTA. Click here for Michael's IMDB