Michael is an Award Winning artist born and raised in Staten Island, New York. A true New Yorker at heart. He attended the University Of The Arts in Philadelphia where he earned his BFA in Acting and Musical Theater. He can usually be seen on stage, screen, behind the camera, or in the writer's chair sparking up a new project. He started his film company, "Purple Cloud", in the summer of 2014, and along with his partners, he has been acting, writing, directing, editing, and producing ever since. As an artist, the dream is to always be inspired- to live life to the fullest. Michael spends his time tirelessly working to create the art that the world deserves to see. He challenges the norms and reaches within his own heart and soul to create a story that an audience can feel and relate to. "Without art, where would we be?" Outside of being an artist, Michael is also and avid lover of the sea and the study of archaeology and history... Basically, he just wishes he was Indiana Jones, or maybe Captain Jack Sparrow. Perhaps throw in a little Han Solo?!