In a few short years, Michael has directed campaigns on five continents for Guinness, Visa, Nike, and Gatorade among others. With a background in commercial stills photography, Michael began directing in 2011, establishing a contemporary, intimate style of filmmaking that combines a visceral, documentary look with a highly cinematic polish.

Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Michael graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a member of the men’s swim team. That’s where he was first exposed to photography, and he received a degree in photojournalism. Michael lived in New York for 6 years while pursuing a career in commercial photography. He then moved to Northern California, where he fell madly in love with motion work. Michael now lives just north of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Anselmo, California.

Michael Sugrue - Director