Michael Maggiano

April 2019
I'm a director and writer, based in Los Angeles. For small projects, I also cast, edit and produce.
I've just finished my first project through Creative Commission, a music video for boerd, on Anjunadeep.

I've directed three narrative shorts, a music video and a promo for a dance company.
I'm on CreativeCommission looking for music video projects with a narrative side, or a cinematic/artsy side, or featuring contemporary/modern dance.

I've crewed in G&E, art and production- for music video, film, tv and commercials.
I've crewed on music videos with budgets from $3K to $100K.
My own directing projects have been on the very low end of that range, but I have the experience to work with a larger budget.

My training in directing actors is from Judith Weston, UCLA and a prestigious repertory theater.
My training in filmmaking is from UCLA, and from union cinematographers, gaffers, production designers, editors and VFX supervisors.
  • Video Director
  • Video Editing
  • Video Production
boerd - It Fades Away
boerd - It Fades Away
boerd - It Fades Away
boerd - It Fades Away
Michael Maggiano for boerd
Anjunadeep commissioned a visualiser for boerd's It Fades Away. The creative brief included... more
Sababa Dance Company promotional
Michael Maggiano
On a budget of $3K, the client and I discussed the priorities and tradeoffs.  The client... more