Michael Brown is not just a filmmaker; he’s a visionary storyteller, a mentor, and an educator dedicated to shaping the next generation of creative minds. With a career spanning over two decades, Michael has consistently pushed the boundaries of storytelling, entertainment, and social activism, leaving an indelible mark on every project he touches.

As a trailblazer in solo documentary filmmaking, Michael’s notable work includes the globally acclaimed series “Haunted State,” a captivating exploration of Wisconsin’s paranormal phenomena. As a director, executive producer, showrunner, and star, Michael breathed life into the series, seamlessly blending history, science, mystery, and the supernatural to captivate audiences worldwide.

Beyond documentaries, Michael’s cinematic prowess shines in projects like “Roller Life,” a poignant exploration of the challenges female athletes face in roller derby, showcased at the prestigious Milwaukee Film Festival. His ability to illuminate diverse stories with authenticity and depth underscores his dedication to filmmaking.

However, Michael’s impact extends far beyond the screen. Recognizing the importance of nurturing young talent, Michael has dedicated himself to mentoring students and creating educational opportunities in the filmmaking industry. He developed a comprehensive TV and filmmaking curriculum for the Oshkosh School District, empowering students with hands-on experience and real-world skills.

Furthermore, Michael has taken an active role in providing film internships at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, offering aspiring filmmakers invaluable mentorship and guidance in the intricacies of film production. His commitment to fostering the next generation of storytellers reflects his belief in the transformative power of education and mentorship.

Currently, Michael is immersed in various TV and film projects, including the documentary series “Conveyance,” which follows a team investigating unexplained phenomena, and “Abandoned History,” delving into forgotten historical moments. His upcoming project, “Harry Houdini: An American Patriot,” also promises to unveil a previously untold chapter of history.

Michael’s journey as a filmmaker and educator is defined by his passion for storytelling, his dedication to empowering others, and his unwavering commitment to creating positive change through the power of film.

Mentorship and Education:

  • Committed to nurturing the next generation of filmmakers through hands-on mentorship and educational initiatives.
  • Developed a comprehensive TV and filmmaking curriculum for the Oshkosh School District, empowering students with practical skills and real-world experience.
  • Provided film internships at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, offering aspiring filmmakers personalized mentorship and guidance in all aspects of film production.
  • Passionate about fostering creativity and innovation in young minds, creating an inclusive learning environment where students can thrive and explore their artistic vision.

Filmmaking Proficiency:

  • Director of Photography: A seasoned filmmaker with expertise in capturing visually stunning imagery that enhances storytelling and engages audiences on an emotional level.

  • Film & TV Producer: Proven track record of overseeing all aspects of film and television production, from concept development and pre-production to post-production and distribution.

  • Creative Director: Visionary leader with a keen eye for detail and a knack for translating creative concepts into compelling visual narratives that resonate with audiences.

  • Scriptwriting and Story Development: Skilled storyteller adept at crafting engaging narratives and developing dynamic characters that drive the plot forward and captivate viewers’ imaginations.

  • Post-Production Mastery: Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, including Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, and more, leveraging these tools to bring creative visions to life.

  • Immersive Storytelling Techniques: Innovator in virtual reality (VR) workflow and immersive storytelling, pushing the boundaries of traditional filmmaking to create captivating and interactive experiences.

  • Sound Design and Audio Editing: Strong background in sound design, production, and audio editing, ensuring optimal audio quality and immersive storytelling experiences for audiences.

  • Global Documentary Series Director: Directed a globally streamed eight-part documentary series on Amazon Prime Video, showcasing a diverse range of storytelling techniques and captivating audiences worldwide.

  • Feature Film Director: Directed three feature films, including official selections at the Milwaukee Film Festival, demonstrating versatility and proficiency across different genres and formats.

  • VR and 360 Video Videography: Proficient in VR and 360 video videography, including capturing and editing techniques, to create immersive and interactive visual experiences that push the boundaries of traditional filmmaking.


  • Bachelor’s Degree Studies, Film & Marketing, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
  • Associate, Website Design Certificate, Waukesha Technical College