Michael Angelo

Director
A DocumenTree LLC

Born in San Francisco, California, Michael Angelo began his career in film and television working his way through college in the camera department at the Northern California camera rental facility Magnetic Image. While completing a degree in Broadcast Communication at San Francisco State University, Michael directed and produced a short documentary about the Therapon Association which provided housing and care for autistic children and adults in Marin County CA. While attending SFSU Michael worked as a researcher for THX Lucasfilm located at Skywalker Ranch. Lucasfilm allowed him access to the world of visual effects at the infamous Industrial Light and Magic. While shadowing world renown Visual Effects Supervisor Ken Ralston at ILM for a photo journalism assignment, Michael caught the VFX bug leading to a long career in visual effects and a freelance career in advertising, shooting and editing test commercials for Goodby Silverstein and Partners among others. Eventually Michael moved fully into post production working as an online editor, colorist and visual effects artist at Pacific Video Resources affording him the opportunity to work with directors of features, commercials and documentaries including well known documentarist Werner Herzog. In 1998 Michael then transitioned to working as a Flame Artist focusing his attention on high end visual effects and in 2012 decided to give back to the community by gifting short documentaries to homeless artists in Venice Beach California. This lead to the creation of his feature documentary "A DocumenTree", the story of Treeman, a homeless artist in Venice Beach who gives selflessly to strangers on a mission to reconnect us with our human nature and each other.