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:
Director Matt Reeves just posted his camera test for The Batman, and it features original music composed by Michael! Check it out here:
Awards season is in full swing, and today Michael was honored with a nomination for his score to Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit. The winners will be announced on February 2nd.
Michael talked with IndieWire about his Star Trek: Short Treks animated short film, “Ephraim and Dot”. Be sure to check out the exclusive video in the interview!
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.
“Ephraim and Dot”, the animated short film appearing as part of the Star Trek: Short Treks series on CBS All Access, was just released. Both directed and scored by Michael, you can view the episode here if you have a membership!
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!
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.
This summer, the National Symphony Orchestra performed Michael’s original composition, “Advent”, commissioned by the NSO as part of the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Celebrations. You can now watch the entire performance here: