Breaking Glass Pictures
Michael is the Senior Vice President (SVP) Distribution & Sales for Breaking Glass Pictures. A graduate of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, Michael has distributed over 200 films to date.
As the SVP, he strategically manages the digital, festival and theatrical releases on all films on the domestic front.
On the international side of the business Michael oversees all sales and partnerships.
Additionally, Michael plays a key role in developing marketing/press strategies and acquisitions, traveling to film festivals worldwide seeking unique content for domestic release and prospective international sales.
Founded in 2009 by Rich Wolff and Richard Ross, Breaking Glass Pictures is a cutting edge, globally connected media company with a bi-coastal operation. It aims to find a voice for unique independent films from around the world in every genre.
With its three film labels (Breaking Glass Pictures, QC Cinema, and Vicious Circle Films), the company takes a targeted approach to the independent, LGBT, documentary and horror/thriller/action genres. In addition to theatrical, VOD and DVD releases in North America, and with strong ties in Australia, France, Germany, and Asia, Breaking Glass functions as an international sales agent at film markets.
Since opening its doors Breaking Glass Pictures has released more digital content than the vast majority of its contemporaries. With a successful release slate of over 300 films to date, Breaking Glass continues moving forward and expanding as the company enters its seventh year of operation. Fans of movies that offer truly independent content have a new, dependable source for quality cinema.
Recent Breaking Glass titles include: the critically-acclaimed ”Handsome Devil,” starring Sherlock alum Andrew Scott, the star-studded LGBT feature ”Do You Take This Man,” featuring Anthony Rapp and Alyson Hannigan, Fernando Guzzoni’s provocative Chilean drama ”Jesus,” award-winning Icelandic drama ”Heartstone,” and two acclaimed dramas from 2016 Outfest: Papu Curotto’s ”Esteros” and Tim Kirkman’s ”Lazy Eye.”
Highlights from the Breaking Glass film roster include: Xavier Dolan’s Cannes-winning feature ”Laurence Anyways,” Israel Cardenas & Laura Amelia Guzman’s critically-acclaimed Dominican sensation “Sand Dollars” (Dolares de arena) starring Geraldine Chaplin, Spanish provocateur Alex de la Iglesia’s raucous comedy ”My Big Night” (Mi Gran Noche), Larry Clark’s Venice-winning drama “Marfa Girl,” Laurie Weltzs star-studded, coming-of-age story “About Scout,” and breakout Paraguayan hit “7 Boxes” from Juanca Mangelia & Tana Schembori.
In 2016, Breaking Glass Pictures entered the production arena with two films: the exciting MMA/action adventure ”Fight Valley,” starring Miesha Tate, Holly Holm, Cris Cyborg, and Susie Celek. The second title. “The Falls: Covenant of Grace,” is the final installment of the beloved ”The Falls” trilogy, which follows two Mormons who fall in love as young men during their missionary days and concludes after they reunite and old feelings resurface.