MICHEL MORALES (Producer) has been involved in the production of twenty four films since 2014. One of his earlier works, “Quiero Ser”, received the Student Academy Award, and in 2001 the Oscar in the category Short Film (Live Action), both from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The documentary “Life Running Out of Control” also received a number of prestigious prizes. Apart from being involved in numerous non-fiction-films, Michel has been involved in the making of international films such as “Miss Conception” with Heather Graham, “Good” with Viggo Mortensen, and “Euphoria” with Eva Green, Charlotte Rampling, & Alicia Vikander.

Office Munich and mobile: +1-49-172-630 9550
morales@avivpictures.com

After his studies in Humanities, Michel visited the University of Southern California. In 1998 he received the Master of Fine Arts in Motion Picture Producing. At the same time he worked as a research assistant at the Maximilian University of Würzburg. In 1998/99 Michel worked as a production manager at the „Academy for Film & Television“,. In 1999 Michel founded his first film production, Haifisch Entertainment GmbH, which was later renamed AVIV Pictures. In 2001 he received the VGF scholarship. This scholarship from the "Verwertungsgesellschaft für Nutzungsrechte an Filmwerken" is awarded annually by a committee of high-ranking representatives of the German film industry to the best independent young producers.

Michel founded MIROMAR AG in 2004. Until March 2008, Michel took over the function of CEO and producer.

From 2009 to 2011, Michel worked as a consultant, executive producer and service producer at Constantin Media AG, Munich and Märzheuser-Gutzy, Munich.

From 2013 to March 2017, Michel was a member of the Management Board of the Association of German Film Producers. In 2014, Michel was a member of the selection jury for the Oscar competition for the best non-English feature-length film. Since 2015 Michel has been a lecturer at the Bavarian Academy for Television and Digital Media, Munich. Michel is in charge of the Producer Class. From 2017 to Dec. 2018 Michel was a member of the VDFP Board of Trustees.

WORK EXPERIENCE | PROJECTS

2019 - present

2019-present

2018 - present

 

 

 

2018/10 - 2018/12

Co-Producer, Line Producer on behalf of Greatwaterfall Films, Mauritius

  • Under the Bridge“, 120 min., Sci-fi, Thriller, Romance, Director: Maximilian von Vier

Producer, Line Producer 

An Nisa, Doc., 60 min., Director: Sabrina Proske, Co-Production: SWR, Schwenk Film, AVIV Pictures

Script development / Creative Producer on behalf of PAMY GmbH 

  • SWING HEIL!“, scriptwriter: Karlheinz Freynik

Production consulting on behalf of Lopta Films, Berlin

  • Cash&Care“, The Adventurous Life of Saygin Yalcin, (Non Fiction)

2017 - 2018

Producer, Line Producer on behalf of AVIV Pictures, PAMY         

  • JUSTICE“ on behalf of Pamy, 83 min., Genre: Thriller, Director: A. Dannenberg, Production: Pamy GmbH, CH

2016 - 2017

Line Producer on behalf of Dancing Camel

  • EUPHORIA“, 100 min., Drama, Director: Lisa Langseth, Cast: Alicia Vikander, Eva Green, Charlotte Rampling, cinema rental/Distributor: Wild Bunch, Production: Dancing Camel & B-Reel SWE

2015/11 - 2016/02

Consultation of the management for EVO 7 TV Production

2015/08 - 2015/10

Producer for Al Dente Werbefilmproduktion GmbH

External tutor at the degree programm Production (Fiction Producer) at the Bayerische Academy for Television and Digital Media

2015 - present

2013 - 2014

Line Producer, Producer

  • Lola auf der Erbse“, Co-Production: SuperNeun GmbH, AVIV Pictures GmbH, Farbfilm GmbH (cinema rental/Distributor)

2013

Line Producer

  • Positive Sinking“, online TV series, Co-Production: SuperNeun GmbH & ARD (BR)

 

Producer (untitled)

  • Prisoner of the Sun“, 85 min., Action, Adventure, Horror, Filming: 2005 / Quarzazate, Morocco, Director: Roger Christian

Line Producer (consulting activities) to Softmachine GmbH, Munich

 

Consulting activities to Wonderland Industries GmbH, Studio Babelsberg, Potsdam

2011

2010

Line Producer, Producer

  • Das Potsdamer Stadtschloss“, Doc., 60/90 min., Director: Dr. Dr. J. Castan, Co-Production: RBB (ARD) & AVIV Pictures GmbH

2009

Co-Producer

  • Frankies Jewels“, 90 min., Comedy/Action, Director: Richard Chamberlin, Co-Produktion: Pacific Storm FX Films & Aviv Pictures

 

Producer

  • Unplugged – Heimspiel“, 20 year anniversary concert of Die Fantastischen Vier, production of the concert broadcast, live for ZDF. Broadcast on 25 July 09, Production: Aviv Pictures

 

Producer

  • 20 Jahre Fanta4“, 45 min, Doc., Director: Jo Mueller, Production: AVIV Pictures

consulting activities, Executive Producer & Service Producer for Constantin Media

                                                                              

Key responsiblities:

  • restructuring and monitoring of the editiorial

  • management and commissioner editors from „Creation Club GmbH“ and „Brandsome“

  • acquisition new prospective customers, ZDF, ZDF NEO

  • worked on the creation of a new department (TV Production Company, (Brandsome GmbH) subsidiary of Sport1

  • development and realisation of several TV content and advertising content as service producer e.g. „Turbo Magazin“ (auto TV magazin), client Sport1 (several reports), client Galileo (Pro7), „LIDL“ (advertising customer)

2008 - 2010

2008

Co-Producer

  • GOOD“, 100 min., Drama, Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Director: Vincente Amorim, Production: Good Films/Miromar, Distributor: Odd Lot International, UK

2007

Co-Producer

  • "MISS CONCEPTION", 104 min., Romantic Comedy, Writer: Camila Leslie, Director: Eric Styles, Cast: Heather Graham (Austin Powers 2), Mia Kirshner (Black Dahlia, Love and Human Remains), Co-Production: Blue Angel Films & Miromar, Distributor: First Look international, Corinth Films USA

2004 - 2006

Producer

  • "THE OLYMPIC-MURDERER MUNICH ´72 THE TRUE STORY", Docu-Drama, 90 min, Director: Sebastian Dehnhardt, Uli Weidenbach, Manfred Oldenburg, Co-Production: SKRS, CMdoc (subsidiary company from Miromar AG), broadview.tv, ZDF

 

Awards:                                                                   

  • 2007 BANFF World Television

 

Producer

TV MINI-SERIES, DOC-DRAMA

  • "GOERING – A CARREER", 1 x 90 min.

  • "GOERING – THE SECOND MAN", 1 x 60 min.

  • "GOERING – THE MARSHALL", 1 x 60 min.

  • "GOERING – THE BANKRUPT", 1 x 60 min.

Director/Scipt: Joerg Muellner, Co-Production, SKRS, CMdoc (subsidiary company from Miromar AG), ZDF

 

Awards:

  • 1st prize World Medal in Gold, History&Society, New York Festival, 2007

  • Magnolia Award in Gold, History & Biography, Shanghai TV Festival 2007

 

Producer, Director

  • "ATLANTROPA", Doc., 45/60 min.,Director/Author, Michel Morales, Co-Production: WDR, NDR, BR, ORF, Discovery Channel USA, Haifisch Entertainment GmbH

 

Producer

  • "GORBATSCHOW AND THE GERMAN UNITY" (aka "MISSION POSSIBLE"), 45/90 min. Doc., Director/Writer: Matthias von Hellfeld, Bärbel Jacks amongst others, Co-Production:  ZDF, CMDoc (subsidiary company from Miromar AG)

2003/11 – 2008/04

Founder & CEO of Miromar Entertainment AG, Ludwigsburg – Berlin

2002 - 2003

Producer

TV MINI-SERIES, DOC-DRAMA

  • LIVE RUNNING OUT OF CONTROL", 1 x 90 min.

  • "SEEDS AND SEEDMULTINATIONALS", 1 x 60 min.

  • "MONSTERSELMON AND BUTTERFLIES", 1 x 60 min.

  • "DESIGNERBABIES AND GENROBBERY", 1 x 60 min.

Director/Author: B. Verhaag, Co-Production: SWR/ARTE, Denkmal, AVIV                                                                        

 

Awards:

  • Golden Lynx for Best Journalistic Achievement, Ökomedia Environmental Film Festival

  • First Prize for Best Long Production, FICA-Int. Environmental Film Festival, Goias, Brazil

  • Nominee for National Film Board of Canada Award, Vancouver International Film Festival

  • Nominee for IDA Award, International Documentary Awards Competition

  • Environmental Great Prize, Special Commendation by CineEco-youth jury, CineEco Environmental Film Festival, Seia/Portugal

  • Honorable Mention, Columbus International Film and Video Festival Green Screen Environmental Film Festival, San Francisco Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital Montana CINE

 

Producer

  • "WITH A FLOWER", shortfilm 15 min., Director: Maximilan Engert, Production: AVIV Pictures

                                                                                   

 Awards:

  • "International Winner" of Santiago International Short Film Festivals, Chile.

  • 1st prize  InternationalShortFilmFestival, Santiago de Chile, Chile

  • 1st prize  Best Script, ISFF INCURT, Tarragona, Spain

  • 1st prize  IFF Biberach, Germany

  • Friedrich Murnau- Shortfilm award (2006)

2003

Line Producer, Producer

  • CLASSIC A LA CARACAS", 1 x 60 min., Doc., Director/Writer: Kirstin Esch, Co-Production: ZDF/ARTE/AVIV Pictures

                                                                                      

Line Producer, Producer

  • "CHRISTMAS WITH THE WELL-FAMILY", 45 min., Doc., Director/Writer: Peter Schubert, TV service production/ARD (BR)

2002

Producer

  • "OCEAN MEN", 60/90 min, Doc.-Drama, Director: Bob Talbot, Christoph Redl, Co-Production: Pro7, H5B5 Media AG, Haifisch Entertainment

                  

Awards:

  • Public Award, International Underwater Festival, Belgrad

  • Best Film „Large Format“, Festival Water – Sea – The Oceans Grand Prix, international Film Festival "Adventure & Adrenaline Films", Prag.

2000/2001

Producer

  • "ES WIRD ETWAS GESCHEHEN", Shortfilm, 15 min., Cast: Rufus Beck, Hans Zischler, Director: Roland Gießer, Production: AVIV

 

Awards: 

  • Friedrich Murnau- Shortfilm award (2003)

1999/2000

Line Producer, Executive Producer

  • "QUIERO SER", 35 min, Director: Florian Gallenberger Co-Production, HFF, CineCam, Mondragon, BR/ARTE

                        

Awards:
The graduate project by F. Gallenberger got amongst others the

  • student Oscar and one year later (2001) once more an

  • oscar in the category "Short Film, Live & Action„ from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

 

Other awards:

  • The German Filmschool award (silver) (2000)

  • Best European Film, Festival Brest (1999)

  • best graduate-film, Babelsberg Media Days (1999) (GWFF-AWARD)

  • Studio Hamburg Best Newcomer award (1999) UNICEF award (1999)

1998-1999

Production Manager at the „Academy of Film and Television (HFF)“, Munich, (temporay positions) supervision of students during two stage directions

1995-1996

Research Associate at the Maximilian Universität Wuerzburg, Faculty of Philosophy III.

1995

Production Manager

  • "SUNSET IN VENICE", 15 min., shortfilm, Director: Spiro Taraviras, Co-Production: Gill-Atalante Pictures/BR, HFF

1994

Production Manager

KISS ME“, 90 min, Feature, Director: Alexander Kunja Co-Production: Zitro Film Berlin, HFF

VOLUNTARY ACTIVITIES

2017 – present

Member of the curatorship of the German Producer Association (VDFP)

2013 - 2017

Member of the board of the german federation of independent Filmproducers (VDFP). VDFP was founded in 1966

2014

Member oft he selection panel as part of the competition for a best non-English-language Oscar (German Films).

EDUCATION | TRAINING

2001

Michel Morales received the VGF scholarship. This award by the “Verwertungsgesellschaft für Nutzungsrechte an Filmwerken” is a highly endowed newcomer price for film production.

University of Southern California

1996 -1998

1998

Diploma: Master fo Fine Arts in Motion Picture Producing

1996-1997

Visiting student at the Film Acadamy Baden-Württemberg (Ludwigsburg)

1991-1996

Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg:

  • Study of Psychology

  • Study of Philosopy

  • Study of Sociology

  • Study of the Arts Pedagogics

© 2018 Michel Morales

Contact
 

Michel Morales

morales@avivpictures.com

Mobil / Tel  +49 (0) 172 630 955.0

Fax  089 230 877 40

Munich