Freshman, San Jose State University
Through our program, Michael has developed an eye for stories about some of the hot button issues of the day, including mass deportations, police corruption and racial discrimination. He has participated several times in the BAFTA-NYFA Filmmaking Program where his films have stood out for their complex, rhythmic editing and for their choice of subject. He also participated in the Righteous Conversations Program in 2018. He attended the Britannia Awards in 2016 and 2017. He has been a strong actor, director, editor and camera operator for several films and has shown strong support for other students' films, especially in the editing process. Michael is keen to use his talents to bring attention to issues facing his community of South Los Angeles and to inspire other undocumented students to express themselves and strive for their dreams. He is currently studying Film and Television at San Jose State University and hopes to become a Director after college.