Michael Horwitz is an award-winning director and film editor and has directed a number of
short films that have screened at such prestigious festivals like Cannes (American
Pavilion), Chicago and Slamdance. His latest effort, TZEVA ADOM: COLOR RED has won
numerous awards at festivals and placed in the semi-finals at the NBC Universal Short
Film Festival of 2018. Some of Michael’s prolific work has also been as editor in the world of documentary film. He was the lead editor of the Sundance Film Festival Award winning documentary film, FUEL in 2008. That film made the documentary short list for the
2009 Academy Awards. Michael also edited the high-profile docudrama BHUTTO, which
also premiered at Sundance in 2010. And in 2016 he cut the highly informative documentary BE PREPARED TO STOP, which tackles the subject of America’s infrastructure challenges. The film is currently available on Amazon Prime and Apple iTunes.
Next to documentaries, Michael works as a producer and editor in creative marketing for national TV campaigns, feature films and video games. His work has been nominated for and won marketing awards such as ProMax and The Tellys.
Michael is a graduate from the School of Film and Digital Media at UC Santa Cruz. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife Natalie, an educational professional in the Jewish community and their two year old daughter Elly.