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 as 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

 

INSECURITY

2017 Table Read My Screenplay (Chicago)

~Semi-Finalist

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

 

NIGHT PEOPLE

2010 Clearwater Film Festival

2010 Columbia Gorge Film Festival

2010 Interrobang Film Festival

2010 Somewhat North of Boston Film Festival

 

BREAKING POINT

2008 Carnegie Mellon University Film Festival

 

98 SECONDS OF UTTER PANIC

2006 University of Pittsburgh Film Festival