ABOUT MICKEY NEWMAN
I received an MFA in Film and Media Arts from Temple University in 2015 and a BA in Film Studies from the University of Pittsburgh in 2009. In between degrees, I spent several years sailing the world as a drummer in show bands and jazz trios on cruise ships.
In 2015, I wrote and directed "The Thrill of Being Followed" -- a 21 minute short film accepted in eight film festivals with one win and two nominations. Afterwards, I edited a feature length documentary entitled "My Sister Hali" while teaching film production and film theory courses at Temple University.
Currently, I freelance as an independent videographer and photographer, specializing in commercials, live music events, artist exposes, and real estate.
I am also a certified drone pilot.
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
2017 Table Read My Screenplay (Chicago)
THE THRILL OF BEING FOLLOWED
2016 Philly Film Showcase (Aug.)
2016 Riverside International Film Festival
2016 West Chester International Short Film Festival
~Nominated for Best PA Filmmaker~
2016 #TOFF - The Online Film Festival (Feb.)
2016 Just 4 Shorts Film and Screenplay Comp.
2015 LA Independent Film Festival Awards (Dec.)
~Nominated for Best Comedy/Dramedy~
2015 Texas Ultimate Shorts (Dec.)
~Won Best Student Comedy~
2015 - Wendy's Shorts (Dec.)
LIFE AS A CRUISE SHIP MUSICIAN
2015 Diamond Screen Film Festival
2010 Clearwater Film Festival
2010 Columbia Gorge Film Festival
2010 Interrobang Film Festival
2010 Somewhat North of Boston Film Festival
2008 Carnegie Mellon University Film Festival
98 SECONDS OF UTTER PANIC
2006 University of Pittsburgh Film Festival