My name is Michael Orlando and I'm a professional screenwriter and filmmaker from Vancouver, Canada.
I recently wrote and directed my debut short film "The Yoga Bridge" which premiered at the 2017 Oxford Film Festival and was nominated for a Golden Sheaf Award at the Yorkton Film Festival. The film has also been accepted in Austin and North Carolina festivals.
This year I wrote a spec script for "The Last Man on Earth" which has placed as a semi-finalist in the 2017 Austin Film Festival screenwriting competition. I've also written and created an original one-hour drama named "Pipe Bomb", which placed as a quarter-finalist in both the Austin Film Festival screenwriting competition and Sundance Episodic Story Labs.
Over the years I've had screenplays both optioned and produced, earned over $25,000 in screenwriting and film production grants, and most importantly grew a large beard. It's really my one true great accomplishment.
On this site you can scroll down and read samples of my scripts. If you'd like to discuss collaborating or optioning a script, please get in touch. Email's below.