Michael Davie, Instructor
Michael Davie is a Producer, Executive Producer and Director who has been chasing dramatic, real-life stories for more than 20 years, from the glaciers of Denali to the frontlines of the Balkans and the Middle East. Most recently, Michael co-created and served as Series Director on Oprah Winfrey’s BELIEF, a landmark television event The Atlantic called “an epic spiritual series” and “not to be missed.”
As an Executive Producer for Harbers Studios in New York Michael oversaw production on a dozen documentaries investigating the impact of climate change in the developing world for RIPPLE EFFECT IMAGES. At National Geographic Television he created WORLD DIARIES a series which took viewers into some of the planet’s most dangerous places. Films included HONOR AMONG MEN and APARTHEID’S CHILDREN which featured Nelson Mandela.
His feature documentary THE CHOIR, about music in a South African prison, was hailed as “soulful and rigorously tough” by Variety, and won the AFI Best Director Award. His films WAR CHILD and GORILLA MURDERS were both awarded Emmys for outstanding investigative journalism. For the film LIBERIA: AMERICAN DREAM? Michael and his team were awarded the prestigious Edward R Murrow and Columbia DuPont awards.
Michael is comfortable tackling any manner of non-fiction film or television. He has directed commercial campaigns, branded content and more than 60 documentary films for many of the world’s top broadcasters, including National Geographic, Discovery Channel, OWN, History Channel, CNN, NBC, and Channel 4 (UK).
If you're interested in seeing samples of Michael’s work and a full list of credits please visit http://www.michaeldavie.com/