Born in Kirkcaldy, raised on the West Coast, Michael’s childhood years were spent feeding his imagination in the dark rooms of his local movie theatre, cultivating a passion for cinema. During his studies in film at the University of West of Scotland, Michael was introduced to The Forest of Black when he appeared as ‘unexplained fugitive man’ in a video for Emma Pollock. This encounter led to Michael becoming a long term collaborator with the company, working on multiple projects in a variety of positions. As a Director in his own right Michael looks to explore existential questions through the microcosm of relationships within specific groups, as well as making things look nice of course. His background in Cinematography and Editing has played a significant role in his formative years as a filmmaker, through the use of multiple formats, both film and digital, he develops collages of textures and tones with an emphasis on cinematic, bold and visually arresting imagery. International clients range from Puma, Asics to Sony, EMI, Polydor and Decca Records to name but a few.