About Michael

About Michael

Michael Morgenstern is a filmmaker based in New York City and occasionally in Los Angeles. He has been making films since the age of 12. With film, he strives to turn a mirror on the human experience.

Michael’s films include Lily in the Grinder, an upcoming short about existence and time, Castle on High, a mini-feature documentary about a university election described by IvyGate Blog as “nothing short of a miracle.” He has directed numerous music videos and a film for the Harvard Ballet Company.

With the nonprofit FilmAid, Michael created films and taught production in the Kenyan refugee camps and screened the national presidential debates to refugees in Haiti. He also directed “Projecting Hope,” a commercial for the organization voiced by Linus Roache.

He is the organizer of the first inaugural Nametag Day, a New York City-wide event where volunteers will encouraged thousands of New Yorkers to wear a nametag, to create a friendlier and more open city. The project was featured in Gothamist, the New York Times, and TIME Magazine.

Michael is a graduate of Brown University. He is completing the writing of two features and hopes to direct one of them soon.