“Monster Challenge” short film to premiere on YouTube this Friday

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Michael’s short film, Monster Challenge, originally premiered at Fantastic Fest in 2018 and has never been available online. Since we’re all sheltered in place, why not spread the one thing we should – laughter! 

The short, starring Patton Oswalt and Ben Schwartz, will premiere on YouTube this Friday, March 20th, at noon PST.  Enjoy!


(Update!) And then at 2pm PST, be sure to check out Collider.com’s live interview with Michael about the film:

Jojo Rabbit has made the Oscar shortlist


The Oscars shortlist was revealed today, outlining the remaining contenders in nine categories including best original score, and Michael’s music for Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit is on the list! Voting begins on January 2, and the Oscar nominations will be announced on January 13, 2020.

Celebrate Christmas at The Royal Albert Hall with Michael and friends!


Michael will be celebrating the Christmas season with a special concert at The Royal Albert Hall later this month. On December 20th, you can join him as well as a variety of friends – including Kermit the Frog, Richard Kind, Himesh Patel, David Arnold, Grace Potter, the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, among others.

For tickets and details, check out the Royal Albert Hall Christmas Variety Show page here!

Michael to participate in pre-concert Q&A this Saturday


This Saturday, Sept. 28, Michael will be participating in the Q&A held before “Disney’s PIXAR In Concert”, to be held at Chapman University. Tickets are available here. The concert will be performed by the Chapman Orchestra & Professional Musicians, at the Musco Center for the Arts, at 7:30pm.