MICHAEL LUKK LITWAK is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker that was born and raised in Los Angeles.
He likes to tell character-driven stories that embrace the absurd, often through a lens of classic genre-filmmaking
His NYU Thesis film THE LIFE AND DEATH OF TOMMY CHAOS AND STACEY DANGER is an unflinching look at the brutal effects of space-dinosaurs on a relationship, a topic that resonated across the world: after taking home NYU's top prizes and playing at more than 40 film festivals around the world, DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD voted it the #1 Short Film of 2014.
In his time at NYU he founded THE TISCH 48-HOUR FILM FESTIVAL, built a miniature floating city for THE GLUE KING AND HIS CASTLE, hung off the side of a speeding Czech garbage truck to film FRENCH QUESADILLAS and constructed a giant glowing cardboard spaceship in his basement for INTERSTELLAR INTERCOURSE: A SPACE-SEX ODYSSEY. After school he shot a 3-episode web series titled EAVESDROPPING, two more short films ( THE ORGANIZATION and NAPOLEON IN EXILE ) and finished a development deal writing his first feature THE INVASION OF GARY, which is currently nominated for "Best Screenplay Ever Written Ever," a highly prestigious award that Michael invented moments ago in his very own bedroom.
He's directed ADS & BRANDED CONTENT for SUBWAY, KOHLS, SQUARESPACE, ELITE DAILY, CRACKER BARREL, CAMPBELL'S SOUP and in 2016 he teamed up with Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow), Melisa Wallack (Dallas Buyers Club), Condé Nast, Jaunt, and Samsung to direct and produce the first ever scripted VR series titled INVISIBLE. The project itself IS visible and will be available later this year. He was recently selected to be a writer-in-residence at the 2016 Wassaic Project in upstate NY.
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