Micheal Pinckney|Directors Reel +EPK


Michael got his start over twelve years ago under the tutelage of Spike Lee and soon after joined the Director’s Guild of America. Michael has worked as an Assistant Director for directors like Spike Lee, Lee Daniels, Chris Rock and Bill Duke. He has over 10 years experience as an assistant director on films and television series such as Chris Rock hit “Top Five”, “The 25th Hour”, “7th Heaven”, “Broad City”, “The Best Man”, “Law & Order”, “Inside Man” and the academy award nominated film “Precious” in which he was nominated for a DGA award along with the director Lee Daniels as part of his directing team. and the commercial . He has also worked as an assistant director on countless TV commercials for clients like Coco Cola, McDonald’s Nike, Microsoft, Chrysler Motors and Burger King. Michael made his feature film directorial debut with “You’re Nobody til somebody kills you”, a gritty crime thriller Executive Produced by his mentor Spike Lee and distributed by Lionsgate. He has directed short films, commercials, music videos and PSA’s for clients like Goodwill Industries, the New York Giants, Select Media, Youth Communications, Def Jam and 4mm Games. He won an award for Excellence in Media from The Black Men’s Film Conference for his HIV film “The Candy Store” and toured the film festival circuit with films from his short film collection. He’s directed a variety of digital series from “SoleKings”, “Black Actress” to “The Colors of Love” in addition to Producing the award winning digital series “For Colored Boys – Redemption” starring Tim Reid. The Trade is Michael’s directorial debut in episodic television drama. He was also hired to pen and completed the original script for R&B sensation Bobby Brown biopic entitled “The BabBoy of R&B”.-IMDB

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