Micah is a Los Angeles based writer, director and producer with strong ties to New York, where he studied film and TV production at NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
His short film – Empty – an anti-war drama about two boys who escape a death march at the end of World War II – is one of the more celebrated short films of the past decade, playing at Cannes, Berlin, Sundance, and winning over thirty major awards, including an Emmy, ASC commendation for Best Cinematography, and an invitation to Sundance’s Director Lab.
Empty was also showcased by Apple on its homepage, where it received millions of views and was called “captivating and beautiful” by the late Steve Jobs.
Micah has written and developed features for some of the industry’s most prolific producers, including Chris Columbus, Wolfgang Peterson, Peter Guber, among others. His latest feature Gnome Alone has the been the 4th most viewed movie on Netflix in 2019.
On the television side, Micah just created “Space, Inc.” for Fox. The show is a scripted behind-the-scenes look at the private space industry, and is produced by Dana Brunetti. Micah also just finished “Washed Up”, a stylish half hour comedy in the vein of Jerry Maguire being developed at Lionsgate TV. Currently, he is finishing “Naked”, a behind-the-scenes look at Playboy magazine in the 70’s, and the interactive action-thriller “Vs.
In his spare time, Micah enjoys directing commercials, and has made spots for companies like Nike, Mountain Dew and even in outer space for Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic.
Micah credits his philosophy on filmmaking to his grandmother, a survivor of the Holocaust. It’s her enduring vision of finding beauty in even the darkest of places that Micah tries to instill in all his projects.