About MichaelD

Having written his first full length feature screenplay at the age of 18 and acquiring his first agent by the age of 19, Michael has had a long career filled with the peeks and valleys one often associates with the life of a person struggling to “make it” in show business. Always a strong and prolific writer, he has written numerous screenplays and two TV pilots, one of which was based on his series of children’s books. He received a Focus Award nomination for his feature screenplay “Peripheral Vision” as well as an Achievement Award from the Long Island Film Festival in 1985 for one of his 4 short films, “The Long Way Home,” which he wrote and directed. “The Long Way Home,” after a few theatrical screenings, found a home on cable television for a 5 week run which was unusual at the time for a short film. He eventually founded an independent production company called Barleau Street Films and produced & directed his first full length feature film, “Peripheral Vision,” an Audience Choice Award winner at the 25th Anniversary of the Long Island Film Festival and an official selection of the Zero Film Festival in Los Angeles, the Silk City Flick Fest in Manchester, Connecticut, and the Dark River Film Festival in Louisville, Kentucky. Currently in release having screened from Santa Monica to NY, it has enjoyed international success and is now available on VOD & DVD. Michael is currently developing his 2nd feature film, “Closure,” as well as a pilot for the children’s television show “The Imagine Island.”

Going Viral

Who knew that “going viral” would take on a whole new meaning these days? Just wishing everyone peace of mind. Try to tune out all the loud panic mongering and use common sense and for God’s sake, stop hoarding things like toilet paper. You’re not marooned with Gilligan. Everything you need will be there if your neighbor will relax and stop acting like they’re about to get on a FedEx flight with Tom Hanks or go to Mars with Matt Damon. Hang in. Stay strong. Be confident. Help each other.


I’ve kind of been away for a while. Not that I think anyone much noticed except for my 2 or 3 loyal readers. I think it’s 2 or 3…it’s so difficult to keep count.

I will try and be more diligent, but writing books and participating in other projects and things that help pay the bills can be a time drain. BUT….I will try. Promise. And I bet you can’t even tell how well I type with an arm behind my back and my fingers crossed. Heh-heh-heh……

Sthar Warths

Thousands of “Star Wars” fans have suddenly developed a lisp after greeting each other on May the 4th.   BTW, the proper response to “May the 4th be with you” is “And altho wif you.”