Michael Coleman - Film Director & Cinematographer

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cell : 925-408-0093 office : 415-234-6372 mcoleman@colemanfilm.com

cell : 925-408-0093
office : 415-234-6372
mcoleman@colemanfilm.com


Michael Coleman is an award winning director and cinematographer. For over fifteen years Michael has focused on making films about audio and music. His behind-the-scenes work has been featured in such films as director Brett Morgen’s, The Rolling Stones: Crossfire Hurricane, director Cameron Crowe and Producer Morgan Neville’s, Pearl Jam Twenty, director John M. Chu’s, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Director J.C. Chandor’s, All is Lost, director Michael Bay’s, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, director Nimrod Antal’s, Metallica: Through the Never and Aerosmith’s multi platinum film, You Gotta Move.

Past and ongoing clients include Apple, Lexus, Lucasfilm, Dolby Laboratories, Walt Disney Pictures, IMAX, Sony Electronics, Capcom, RØDE Microphones, THX, Meyer Sound, Michael Mondavi Folio Wines, Avid, Golden State Warriors, Chef Tyler Florence, Jaunt VR and SHN.

Michael’s work has been recognized as a top director on Vimeo with 12 of his films selected as Staff Picks cumulating over 3 million views.

In 2009, Michael launched the SoundWorks Collection videos series which takes you behind the scenes and straight to the dub stage for a look into audio post-production for feature films, video games, and original soundtrack composition. This exclusive and intimate video series focuses on individuals and teams behind-the-scenes, bringing to life some of the world’s most exciting projects.

The SoundWorks Collection video series has already surpassed 100 million hits and 7 million views and has included interviews with directors Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, James Cameron, Mel Gibson, Robert Zemeckis, Brad Bird, Mark Andrews, Lee Unkrich, Brian Helgeland, Joseph Kosinski, and many other leaders in the film industry.

In 2012, Michael worked with director Patrick Shen and producer Brandon Vedder as Post Production Supervisor on their film, La Source which was narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Don Cheadle (Hotel Rwanda, Crash). La Source tells the story of Josue Lajuenesse, a Haitian Princeton janitor who returns to his country after the devastating 2010 earthquake to help bring clean water to his village.

In 2015, Michael was the extra features editor for JACO, a compelling story of prodigious talent, bass guitar phenomenon Jaco Pastorius, through the eyes of his family and various musical collaborators. Directed by Paul Marchand and Produced by Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo.

In 2016, Michael directed the short film, John Muir - Coming Home which was inspired by the writings of naturalist, author and early advocate of wilderness preservation John Muir. This short film was featured on Sierra ClubOutside Magazine and San Jose Mercury News culminating 300K+ impressions.

Also in 2016, Michael reunited with director Patrick Shen as an associate producer on his film, In the Pursuit of Silence which is a meditative feature film about the value of silence, our relationship with sound, and the impact of noise.

In 2017, Michael directed his debut feature documentary titled, The Art of Listening, which is about the journey music takes to reach a listener’s ear, from the intent of an instrument maker and composer, to the producers and engineers who capture and preserve an artist’s voice. The film was produced with Sony Electronics and was an official selection at the 2017 Noisepop Film Festival, 2016 Santa Cruz Film Festival and 2016 Raindance film festival in London before releasing worldwide online.

Michael is currently developing his next feature documentary.


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CLIENTS:
Apple
Avid
Bare Esscuentals
Better Homes & Gardens Magazine
Chef Tyler Florence
Dali Lama Fellows
Dolby Laboratories
Epitaph Records
Golden State Warriors
Industrial Light & Magic
Intel
Jaunt VR
KFOG Radio
Lexus
Lucasfilm
Macy's
Meyer Sound
Michael Mondavi Wines
Mix Magazine
Paramount Pictures
Pixar Animation Studios
SHN
Skywalker Sound
Sony Electronics
Sundance Institute
Ticketfly
The Recording Academy
THX
Walt Disney Studios
Warner Brothers Studios
Western Digital
Yuneec Drone

MUSICAL ARTISTS:
Aerosmith
ALO
Andrew Bird
Augustana
Brett Dennen
Chuck Prophet
Counting Crows
David Gray
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes
Fitz and the Tantrums
Florence and the Machine
Foster the People
Grace Potter
Greg Laswell
Ingrid Michaelson
Jackie Greene
KT Tunstall
Los Lonely Boys
Marc Broussard
Mat Kearney
Matt Costa
Matt Nathanson
Michael Franti and Spearhead
Ozomatli
Pete Yorn
Rogue Wave
Silversun Pickups
Snow Patrol
Steve Earle
The Dead
Train
Tristan Prettyman