“I’m just a Thelma looking for her Marty, in hopes that we’ll one day make great stories together.”
Michelle discovered editing betwixt her sophomore and junior year of undergraduate studies, when three things happened. She landed a part-time job at Blockbuster Video, did summer workstudy at Goucher College’s video production studio and developed an unreasonable crush on actor Christian Slater. This serendipitous collision of circumstances birthed an indelible new awareness of the most elegant invisible art within filmmaking and ignited a passion that would send her west in search of a beautiful career in editing narrative features.
Many moons later, she has not been able to make that happen… yet.
Michelle has been a member of the Motion Picture Editors Guild since 2001 and worked as an assistant on cable series (“Pysche”, “South of Nowhere”), as well as in series programming for TV Guide Network (“What’s The 411”, “Hollywood on Set”, “America’s Next Producer”). She has edited three independent features (Life on a Leash , Windstorm , The Road to Sundance  and the web series “Secret Fridays” to her credit. She has edited dozens of music videos, commercials and narrative shorts. Having recently graduated from the MFA Film program at Art Center College of Design, Michelle has bumped up her knowledge of the evolving technologies incorporated in 21st Century filmmaking and positioned herself among the finest new crop of talented filmmakers.
In addition to editing, Michelle has maintained a growing role producing the Broad Humor Film Festival with founder Susan diRendi. Along with helping to coordinate the annual event every fall, she has contributed a seminar for the 2011 DIY workshop day called, “The Invisible Edit”, a talk and demo designed to help the novice filmmaker avoid the seven deadly sins of amateur film editing.
Recently, Michelle has been splitting her time between editing and serving as a producer on various projects. In July 2014, she wrapped production on the indie feature Better Half, which she also produced and will be editing. She also wrapped production on the art short Western Civilization, a project which re-teamed her with filmmaker Susan diRende. She continues to serve as editor and producer on the critically acclaimed web series entitled “The Unwritten Rules.” Continuing her collaboration with writer/producer Kim Williams, she is currently producing the second web series launched under the inkspot Entertainment umbrella, Everything I Did Wrong in My 20s.”