For the past 20 years, Chuck Michael has worked in Post Production as a sound designer, supervisor, editor and mixer on over 60 major Hollywood motion pictures including Ghost, The Usual Suspects, Donnie Darko, Men in Black, Waterworld, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Mean Girls, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, X-Men: The Last Stand, Apocalypto, Red Eye, Shutter and What Happens in Vegas.
Proud to be from the Heartland, Chuck was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. He filled much of his childhood time by writing short stories, teaching himself computer programming and building plastic models then blowing them up with fireworks while filming the explosion with his parent's super 8 camera. He figured he was destined to settle for a mundane career as there certainly was no way to blend those odd interests. Then one day he had an epiphany - the Entertainment Industry!
So after two years jumping between creative writing and computer science majors at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, Chuck headed out to Los Angeles to study at the reknowned University of Southern California's School of Cinema-Television. There, he descovered post production sound and the rest, as they say, is history - although it's a history only known to those who actually stay and read a film's end credits.
Using the exposure to the storytelling process which had been afforded him through his work in sound, Chuck continued to write in what little spare time he had between films. Finally, in 2007, he decided it was time to make his first short film since his days at USC.
Aside from all aspects of filmmaking and storytelling, Chuck remains fascinated by computer programming ("Computers do exactly what you tell them to") and still squeezes in an hour a week to be tutored in the Japanese language, which he's been trying to pound into his head over the last 10 years.