In production and development:
“One In A Million” A true life journey set on the backdrop of NASCAR, introducing a legend NASCAR fans never got to meet.
“Ex-Terminators” A dark comedy in the current hot genre of women-power with a Desperate Housewives/Thelma and Louise setting.
Along with two other untitled films, Jay Michaelson is working with some of the biggest names in Hollywood and the Country Music industry putting Michaelson Productions in the forefront of independent Hollywood.
Jay Michaelson in eight short years has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience from respected industry professionals on both sides of the camera. He has just completed the award winning documentary film “IN A WHISPER.” He wrote, directed and produced the film in conjunction with Rope The Moon Productions. “IN A WHISPER” is a first ever competition between three of the greatest horse whisperers in the world, shot entirely in the middle of Sundance Square, downtown Fort Worth, Texas. While simultaneously securing funds and acting as associate producer on the Rope The Moon’s family film, “Grand Champion.” The film boasts an all-star cast that includes Joey Lauren Adams, Emma Roberts, Jacob Fisher, Buck Taylor as well as appearances by Julia Roberts, Bruce Willis, George Strait, Natalie Maines, Charlie Robison, Robert Earl Keen, Joe Ely and many more.
Prior to opening Michaelson Productions, Jay’s production experience on both sides of the camera include, acting and stunts, producers assistant to Jonni Hartman, personal assistant to Clint Black, assistant to UPM, audio engineer, floor director, director, writer, associate producer and producer. He has learned from such industry giants as Turner Networks Television, Hallmark Entertainment, DePasse Entertainment, Larry Levinson Productions, Von Zerneck Sertner films, Superior Productions, the Shapiros and Hartman and Black Productions. He has also received a wealth of information from such “A” list directors as John Milius, Yves Simoneau, Tom Doerner, Alex Munoz and Hyatt Bass.
Some of his credits include, “Dead Mans Walk,” “Rough Riders,” “U.S. Marshalls,” “Camp Charlie,” “Finding North,” “Party Girls,” “75 Degrees In July,” “ Holiday In Your Heart,” and “Still Holding On.” A few of Jay’s commercial credits include, Dr. Pepper, American Airlines, Chevy, Direct TV, and Doritos.
Jay’s main passion and focus for the industry is creating fresh new concepts of exceptional independent films and documentaries. Studio quality projects with the integrity and passion of a small production company.