Michel Morales

After studying fine arts in Germany, Michel attended the University of Southern California (USC) and graduated in 1998 with a Masters of Fine Arts in Motion Picture Producing.  After graduating, Michel was engaged as a research assistant at the Maximilian University in Wuerzburg, Germany and a lecturer at the Munich campus of Stockholm University in Munich, Germany.

From 1998 to 1999, Michel was engaged as a production manager at the Munich Film School („Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen“). 

From 1999 to 2007, Michel served as an executive director and producer for the German motion picture production company Haifisch Entertainment GmbH.

In 2001, Michel received the VGF scholarship and he produced the Oscar winning short film Quiero Ser (best film category:  Live Action at the Academy of Motion Picture, Arts & Sciences, 2001).

From 2003 to 2004, Michel founded Miromar Entertainment AG, Ludwigsburg/Berlin and served as a senior producer at the company and chairman of the board.

In 2005, Michel established Cmdoc as Miromar´s production outfit for international documentaries.

In 2008, Michel served as a consultant for Cinemakers, Berlin and for the economic and media consulting firm Maerzheuser Gutzy, Munich.

From February 2009 until April 2010, Michel worked as a Consultant for Constantin Media AG.  

From October 2009 until November 2010, Michel served as the German Executive Vice President for the Los Angeles based Magnet Media Group. 

In June 2013, Michel became a board member of the German Association of Film Producers.


Work experience as Producer / Co-Producer / Executive Producer

 
MOONBOOTS



DRY LIGHTNING
Fantasy-Comedy, Writer: Georg Ludy,
Production: Aviv Pictures
(Development)

Comedy-Drama, Writer/Director: Fransesco Lucente,
Production: Aviv Pictures, Lucente Morales S.r.L
(Development)
2013/2014

STARBRIGHT


Fantasy/Action/Adventure, Writer: Olimpia Lucente, Joseph Bitoni,
Director: Fransesco Lucente,  
Production: Aviv Pictures, Lucente Morales S.r.L
(Pre-Production)

LOLA AUF DER ERBSE




2013

PRISONER OF THE SUN


Family Entertaintment, Writer/Director: Thomas Heinemann,
Cast: Christiane Paul, Tobias Oertel, Antoine Monot Jr., Production: Aviv Pictures, superNeun, Distributor: Farbfilm



Feature, 100 min., Director: Roger Christian, Cast: Carmen Chaplin (All About Benjamins), John Rhys Davies (Lord of the Rings), Co-Production CINEMAKERS & Miromar, Uwe Boll World Sales

 
2010

POTSDAMER STADTSCHLOSS


45/60 min. ARD/RBB, Director: Dr. Joachim Castan,
Production: Aviv Pictures


2009

POPULAR - 20 Years of Phantastic Four Documentary 45 min., ZDF, Director: Jo Mueller,
Production: Aviv Pictures

UNPLUGGED - HEIMSPIEL -
20 Years of Phantastic Four
concert, live broadcast,180 min., ZDF,  Director: Sven Offen,
Production: Aviv Pictures

FRANKIES JEWELS Feature, 90 min.,  Director: Richard Chamberlin
Production: Aviv Pictures, Pacific Storm FX Films

 

2008

GOOD

Drama 100 min., Director: Vicente Amorim, Writer: John Wrathall,
Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Jason Isaacs, Jodie Whittaker,
Production: Good Films, Miromar
Distributor: Odd Lot International - UK und Mirovison - Asia
2007

MISS CONCEPTION

Feature 99 min., Director: Eric Styles, Cast: Heather Graham (Austin Powers 2), Co-Produktion: Blue Angel Films, Miromar,
Distributor: First Look international, Atrix Film - Germany, Shooting Stars - United Arab Emirates

2006/05
DER OLYMPIAMORD: MUENCHEN ´72 - DIE WAHRE GESCHICHTE
Documantary-Drama, 90 min., ZDF, Director: S. Dehnhardt, U. Weidenbach, M. Oldenburg Service Producer: broadview.tv,
Production: CMdoc/Miromar

GÖRING
EINE KARRIERE
Documantary, 90 min., ZDF, Director: Joerg Muellner, Service Producer: History Media,
Production: CMdoc/Miromar
GÖRING
DER ZWEITE MANN
Documentary, 60 min., ZDF, Director: Joerg Muellner, Service Producer: History Media,
Production: CMdoc/Miromar
GÖRING
DER MARSHALL
60 min. Doc., ZDF, Director: Joerg Muellner, Service Producer: History Media, Production: CMdoc/Miromar

GÖRING
DER BANKROTTEUR
Documentary, 60 min., ZDF, Director: Joerg Muellner, Service Producer: History Media, Production: CMdoc/Miromar

ATLANTROPA Documentary, 45/60 min., WDR, NDR, BR,ORF, Discovery Channel USA,
Director/Script: Michel Morales
Production: Haifisch

GORBATSCHOW UND
DIE DEUTSCHE EINHEIT
Documentary, (aka. „Mission Possible“), 45/90 min., ZDF, Director/Script: Volker Maria Arendt, Baerbel Jacks and others,
Production: CMdoc/Miromar


2004
LIFE OUT OF CONTROL Documentary, 90 min., SWR/ARTE,
Director/Script: Bertram Verhaag, Gabi Kroeber, Production: Aviv Pictures, Denkmal
Vandana Shiva
SEEDS AND SEED MULTINATIONALS
Documentary, 60 min., SWR/ARTE,
Director/Script: Bertram Verhaag, Gabi Kroeber,
Production: Aviv Pictures, Denkmal
MONSTER SALMON Documentary, 33/60 min., SWR/ARTE,
Director/Script: Bertram Verhaag, Gabi Kroeber,
Production: Aviv Pictures, Denkmal
DESIGNER BABIES AND GENE ROBBERY Documentary, 60 min., SWR/ARTE,
Director/Script: Bertram Verhaag, Gabi Kroeber,
Production: Aviv Pictures, Denkmal
SAY IT WITH FLOWERS Short Film, 15 min., Director: Maximilan Engert,
Production: Haifisch

2003

CLASSIC A LA CARACAS Documentary, 60 min., ZDF/ARTE, Director: K. Esch,
Production: Haifisch
ES WIRD ETWAS GESCHEHEN Short Film, 15 min. Cast: Rufus Beck, Hans Zischler, Director: R. Giesser, Production: Haifisch


2002

WEIHNACHTEN MIT DER WELL-FAMILIE
Documentary, 45 min., BR, Regie: Peter Schubert,
Produktion: Haifisch

2000

QUIERO SER
Short Film, 35 min, BR/ARTE , Director: Florian Gallenberger,
Production: Filmschool Munich, Mondragon, CineCam-Horst Knechtl

Work experience as Director (selection):

ATLANTROPA Documentary, 45/60 min., Service Production: Miromar,
Production: Haifisch, WDR, NDR, BR, ORF, Discovery Science USA
MOGILEWSKY Classical Music Clip, Production: R Force Munich, client: BBDO Düsseldorf
additional clients AOK
Allianz
av communication Stuttgart
BBDO Düsseldorf
DSF
Heye & Partner München
Lidl
Mircosoft Zypern
Microsoft Deutschland
MMD Stuttgart
Siemens
Toyota
UPC Netherlands
UPC Austria
UPC Ireland

   
Work experience as Scriptwriter:


BAGHDAD 4:13 p.m Feature, ( Status: treatment, on behalf of Cinemakers )

DER SALZWEG Documentary/TV Serial, on behalf of Brandsom - Munich
RICHTHOFEN - HERO, HUMAN, LEGEND Documentary about Manfred v. Richthofen, the most succesfull figther pilot during word war II, Production: Miromar (Ludwigsburg/Berlin),
first & second Version: 44 min. & 58 min.
LADY DIANA Documentary, Production: Miromar AG (Ludwigsburg/Berlin),
first & second version
HISTORISCHE MORDE Documentary/TV Serial, for Miromar AG (Ludwigsburg/Berlin),
first version
ATLANTROPA Documentary, Production: Haifisch, WDR, NDR, BR, ORF
OCEAN MEN Documentary/Drama, 60 min, Haifisch, H5B5 AG, international TV-Version

SHINE interactive Adventure Game (PC/Mac),
Production: Chilli EntertainmentSoftware Development GmbH Munich, Bertelsmann


Work experience as Line Producer/Production Manager (selection):
 
POTSDAMER STADTSCHLOSS Documentary, 45 min., ARD, RBB, Director: Dr. Joachim Castan, Production: Aviv Pictures

Popular - 20 Years of Phantastic Four Documentary, 45 min., ZDF, Director: Jo Mueller
Production: Aviv Pictures
LIFE OUT OF CONTROL Documentary, 90 min., SWR/ARTE,
Director: Bertram Verhaag, Gabi Kroeber
Production: Haifisch, Denkmal
Vandana Shiva
SEEDS AND SEED MULTINATIONALS
Documentary, 60 min.,  SWR/ARTE, Director: Betram Verhaag, Gabi Kroeber, Production: Haifisch, Denkmal
VON MONSTERLACHSEN UND SCHMETTERLINGEN Documentary, 60 min.,  SWR/ARTE, Director: Betram Verhaag, Gabi Kroeber, Production: Haifisch, Denkmal
VON DESIGNERBABIES UND GENRAUB Documentary, 60 min., SWR/ARTE, Director: Betram Verhaag, Gabi Kroeber, Production: Haifisch, Denkmal
QUIERO SER Short Film, 35 min, BR/ARTE, Director: Florian Gallenberger
Production: Filmschool Munich, Mondragon, CineCam-Horst Knechtl

SUNSET IN VENICE Short Film, BR, Director: Spiro Taraviras,
Production: Gill-Atalante Pictures,
awards: National Film Award in gold for Production

KISS ME Feature, 90 min, Director: Alexander Kunja,
Production: Zitro Film Berlin

Awards for produced films

In  2001, Michel Morales received the VGF scholarship. This  grant of the `Verwertungsgesellschaft fuer Nutzungsrechte an Filmwerken` is being awarded annually by a panel of high level representatives of the german film industry to the best young producers  


DER OLYMPIA MORD
BANFF World Television Award, 2007, „Honorable Mention“, Banff USA

GÖRING
1st prize World Medal in Gold, History&Society, New York Festival, 200
1st prize Magnolia Award in Gold, Kategorie History & Biography, Shanghai TV Festival 2007, New York, USA

LIFE OUT OF CONTROL 1st prize Golden Lynx for Best Journalistic Achievement, Oekomedia Environmental Film Festival

1st prize for Best Long Production,
FICA-Int. Environmental Film Festival, Goias, Brazil

Environmental Great Prize,
Special Commendation by CineEco-youth jury, CineEco Environmental

Film Festival, Seia/Portugal

Honrable Mention, Columbus International Film and Video Festival

Green Screen Environmental Film Festival, San Francisco

Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital Montana CINE

Nomination for National Film Board of Canada Award,
Vancouver International Film Festival

Nomination for IDA Award, International Documentary Awards Competition
SAY IT WITH FLOWERS International Winner of Santiago International Short Film Festivals, Chile

1st prize, InternationalShortFilmFestival, Santiago de Chile, Chile

1st prize, Best Script, ISFF INCURT, Tarragona, Spain

1st prize, IFF Biberach, Germany

Friedrich Murnau- Short Film award 2006

ES WIRD ETWAS GESCHEHEN
Friedrich Murnau- Short Film award 2003
OCEAN MEN
Public Award, International Underwater Festival, Belgrade, Serbia

Best Film, Large Format, Festival Water – Sea – The Oceans

Grand Prix, International Film Festival “Adventure & Adrenaline Films”, Prag, Czechoslovakia

QUIERO SER
Florian Gallenberger‘s graduate film was awarded the Student Oscar by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as well as the Oscar in the category “Short Film, Live & Action“ one year later (2001), L.A., California

Additional awards:
German Film School Award in Silver (2000)
Best European Film at the Brest Festival (1999)
Best Graduate Film at the Babelsberger Medientagen (1999), (GWFF-Award), Studio Hamburg Nachwuchspreis (1999), UNICEF Award (1999)

 
 

 

 

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