MICHAEL IS A PRODUCER, DIRECTOR, ENTREPRENEUR, & FILM FESTIVAL FOUNDER, TO NAME A FEW.
He is the Principal at Rekola Studios, a full service media Production Company that produces, shoots, edits, and delivers digital media content that fulfills the specific needs of his clients. Rekola Studios, works with companies big and small across all industries. From politics to trade organizations, from sporting events to art festivals.
Michael’s drive is rooted in producing independent narrative films with one goal: building DC’s independent filmmaking scene through using city locations, actors, vendors, and crew. In 2018, his first short film OBSESSION premiered at Miracle Theater in Barrack’s Row to a packed house.
Since then, Michael has launched the Capitol Hill Film Festival - the only knockout style short film festival in the nation, collaborating with the MPAA, Plus Communications, Congressional Federal Credit Union, the Yard, and other DC businesses.
“A rising tide lifts all ships,” is a common phrase you’ll hear Michael repeating. He lives in Capitol Hill East, with his wife Kaitlin, infant Ms. Emma James, and undomesticated and devoted canine of nine years - Monty.
Key Awards & Education:
202Creates “Filmmaker in Residence” Fellowship, 2019
Roger Williams University School of Law, JD 2013
Providence College, BA 2008