Michael Pearce

United Kingdom


Michael’s debut feature, BEAST, was funded by BFI and Film 4 and has will have its world premiere at the 2017 Toronto Film Festival Platform programme. In 2014 Michael was selected to be part of the Guiding Lights scheme and was mentored by James Marsh. In 2013 he made his first TV drama, HENRY, through Channel Four’s Coming Up scheme and made the short, KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES, through the BFI’s 2012 Shorts Scheme, the film was nominated at the 2014 BAFTA’s and BIFA’S. In 2011 Michael was one of Screen International’s UK Stars of Tomorrow and his feature script for BEAST was selected to be developed through the 2011 TorinoFilmLab Script&Pitch Workshops and was then selected to be part of 2012 FrameWork programme. Previous to that Michael’s short film, RITE, was nominated at the 2011 BAFTA’s and BIFA’s, played at over 40 international film festivals. Michael studied Film Directing at the National Film Television School, his graduation film MADRUGADA, won The Royal Television Society Award for Best Short Film.

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