My story from Ears to Eyes to Both…Born and raised on Long Island, New York. Michael’s roots were established in business from a young age. Starting out as an assistant producer on a morning rock and roll show, Michael eventually moved on to the optical industry. After years of learning all aspects of the business & earning an MBA, Michael’s experience led him to become the owner and CEO of Hirsch Optical Corp., a Long Island based wholesale ophthalmic laboratory. This business was merged with another lab in the area, where he served as a Director. In the same industry, Michael was the owner and CEO of Miro Optix LLC, a Long Island based ophthalmic frame manufacturer. During this time, Michael designed, patented, produced and distributed the Division1 Sports Safety Frame.
In 2013, Michael ventured into the film industry thanks to Yale Productions. The first project was Addiction: A 60’s Love Story, which exposed Michael to the magic of the film industry. Based on this positive experience, Michael became a producer & an executive producer on many more projects which has only fueled his passion for movies. Michael started out by having formed MIRO Productions to focus on producing full time, seeing the opportunity to apply his varied business experience to the film industry.
Under the Yale Productions brand, Michael and his producing partners are creating truly unique and incredible indie films with amazingly talented casts in projects like AFTER EVERYTHING starring Jeremy Allen White, Maika Monroe, Dean Winters, Sasha Lane & Marisa Tomei (premiered @ SXSW 2018), THE ESCAPE OF PRISONER 614 starring Ron Perlman and Martin Starr, CRYPTO starring Kurt Russell, Alexis Bledel, Luke Hemsworth, Vincent Kartheiser & Beau Knapp, ALREADY GONE a collaboration with Keanu Reeves starring Seann William Scott, Shiloh Fernandez & Justine Sky & BURN starring Josh Hutcherson, Suki Waterhouse, Harry Shum Jr & Tilda Cobham-Hervey. Most recent releases include HOOKING UP starring Brittany Snow, Sam Richardson, Vivica A. Fox, Jordana Brewster & Amy Pietz, I USED TO GO HERE (SXSW ’20) starring Gillian Jacobs & Jemaine Clement & BECKY (Tribeca ’20) starring Kevin James, Lulu Wilson & Joel McHale.
His most recent endeavors in post-production are CONFESSION starring Clark Backo, Sarah Hay, Sterling Beaumon, Nolan Gerard Funk & Michael Ironside & CHICK FIGHT starring Alec Baldwin, Malin Akerman, Bella Thorne, Kevin Connolly, Fortune Feimster & Kevin Nash & RED 48 starring John Malkovich, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Backus, Holly Taylor, Luna Lauren Velez & Michael Jai White. Always looking ahead…Michael will continue to be involved with all aspects of producing projects which Yale currently has in various stages of production and development.