Michael is Managing Director and co-founder of Bearcage. As Producer and Executive Producer Michael's career spans award winning television, government and commercial productions. As a television producer his documentaries include the series As Australian As(2010, Bio Channel), the Logie short-listed documentary Blessed Mary (2010, History Channel) which was the highest rating program on History Channel in 2010; the Astra nominated For Valour (2009, History Channel), the highest rating program for the History Channel in 2009; Framed (2009, Bio Channel) and Strong Men of Nguiu(2007, ABC Television).
Michael has also produced award winning short dramas, including Shockwaves (Official Selection Tampere Film Festival) winner of the Best Editing award at the 2008 St Kilda Film Festival; and A Positive (Best Australian Short - A Night of Horror International Film Festival).
Michael currently serves as Chair of the ScreenACT Advisory Board and is a former member of the ACT Government Cultural Council (2002-2005) where he advised the ACT Minister for the Arts on local arts policy. Michael is Deputy Chair of QL2, one of Australia's premier youth dance companies and has recently been appointed to the advisory board of the Federal Government's Creative Industry Innovation Centre (CIIC). The CIIC is assisting the Federal Government to develop a range of policies that will help build sustainable companies in creative industries through the Enterprise Connect program.