May 11, 2017
Michael is presently based in London where he directs
and animates award-winning commercials for television and
Michael's earlier animated shorts include Tom Sweep and The Monk and the Fish, which was nominated for an Academy Award and won a Cesar Award, and the Cartoon d'Or.
Michael's most well-known short film Father and Daughter won an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, and the Grand Prix at Annecy. He later worked on The Aroma of Tea, an experimental film painted entirely with tea.
Michael's most recent film is the award-winning animated feature, The Red Turtle, a wordless fable of a man shipwrecked on a desert island who encounters a mysterious sea creature. The Red Turtle was the first non-Japanese film to be produced by Studio Ghibli.