SIX CENTS IN THE POCKET film
Third time working with director Ricky D'Ambrose, Premiered at the Lincoln Center's 2015 New York Film Festival and selected for competition at the Berlin and Vienna film festivals. His performance was well received by US and international publications including Filmmaker Magazine and Film Pulse, which chose it one of its 'Top Ten Films of the Year'
This oscillation of opposites extends into the performances to an extent. Michael Wetherbee’s dead-eyed, thousand yard stare piercing through the screen – resolute and somber – likewise appears detached and far-removed from the proceedings.
FILM PULSE for 'Six Cents in the Pocket'
14 DAYS film
Lead role in 2014 feature film for director Joseph Villapaz. Screened at over 31 other film festivals and winning 9 awards, including the LA Independent Film Review Award.
The main focus is placed on a pair of investigators, who, over the course of the film reveal the depth of their involvement to their career and to one another. I found this particular vignette to be the strongest of the bunch.
ZOMBIE IN A PENGUIN SUIT film
Directed by Chris Russell., plays the title role in this 7 minute short film about a man becomes a zombie while working in a penguin costume at the New England Aquarium. It follows his long and chaotic journey "home".
Premiering at the Prague Film Festival, it went on to receive critical acclaim from the USA Today, Huffington Post, Tracking Board Must Watch list, and Comedy Central's Adult Swim.
TAKING IT FOR GRANTED (2014) film
Originally staged at the Manhattan Rep from playwright Pete Dorogoff, it was adapted to the screen by Emmy winner Jill Salvino. Chosen to screen at NYC's Gay Pride, it also won the International Independent Film Award for Short Film, NYC Downtown Film Festival Best Drama, and screened at over 20 other film festivals, receiving nominations at 6.
REBIRTH (2012) film
In Nicole Libassi's film about a transgender female to male, Michael plays Grace as she as takes one step closer to identifying as Robert. It premiered at the SOHO Film Festival and screened at Tribeca Cinemas.
Rebirth is a thrilling suspense story and a harrowing look at the struggles of a transgender.
MUSEUM of the CITY OF NEW YORK
ALSTON YANG (designer)
BETWEEN THE SHADES
FRANK BOHBOT - L'OBS Magazine
COMCAST - safe sex spots regional
OROLORO PRODUCTIONS - teaser
"EARTHQUAKE" by Grammy Winner Diplo - 30 million views online, UK Video Music Award
"PRODUCT" by Ambler
"CLEAN" by Big Data
"MIDNIGHT BLUE" by Mr. Flash
"REGULAR WORLD" by Spirit Animal