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Hi, I'm Mikel (pronounced "Michael") and I am a storyteller.

Storytelling is an ancient and essential way every human being makes sense of life. It's the native language of our brains. I've dedicated my life to learning how best to use stories to inspire, provoke introspection, and bring joy. By day, I'm a commercial and documentary filmmaker in the corporate world. I partner with clients to discover and share their stories to foster cross-functional alignment, clarity of purpose, and a shared culture of continuos improvement. By night, I'm a nerdy science fiction author and filmmaker. I love science fiction because I think it is a genre uniquely equipped to explore philosophical questions and speculate about where humanity is headed next.

Besides writing novels and short stories, I written and produce films. My latest short film project has received six awards and five nominations from fifteen film festivals around the world. I'm also an avid reader of SF and science non-fiction.

I was born in Brazil, South America, where I spent most of my childhood, and now live on the south shore of Boston, Massachusetts, where when I'm not telling stories, I'm doing something goofy and fun with my daughter.

 

Check out my latest publications. Some of my short stories are available online for free. And you like character-driven science fiction, grab a copy of my novels. Let's explore life through stories together!

 

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Mikel

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Festivals:

Official Selections:

  1. 2023 Massachusetts Independent Film Festival

  2. 2023 X World Film Festival (Rome, Italy)

  3. 2023 Valkyrie International Film Festival

  4. 2023 Boston Science Fiction Film Festival

  5. 2023 Strange Maynard Independent Film Festival

  6. 2023 Kalakari Film Awards

  7. 2022 YoFiFest

  8. 2022 Shwana Shea Memorial Film Festival

  9. 2022 Brooklyn Sci-Fi FIlm Festival

  10. 2022 SENE Film Festival

  11. 2022 GenreBlast Film Fest

  12. 2022 Shockfest Film Festival

  13. 2022 Long Island International Film Expo

  14. 2022 Norwescon's Speculative Film Fest

  15. 2022 Sci-Fi London

  16. 2017 Diamond in the Rough Film Festival

  17. 2017 Los Angeles CineFest (Semi-Finalist)

  18. 2017 CINEPLAY Film Awards

  19. 2016 Boston Science Fiction Film Festival

  20. 2016 Independent Days Film Festival, Germany

  21. 2015 TOFF The Online Film Festival

  22. 2015 6th KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, India

  23. 2015 Grace Film Festival

  24. 2014 Film Open Mic Online Film Festival

  25. 2014 Chéries-Chéris Festival (France)

  26. 2014 QUEER-Streifen Film Festival (Germany)

  27. 2014 Homochrom Filmfest (Germany)

  28. 2014 TOFF The Online Film Festival

  29. 2014 SENE Film, Music, and Arts Festival

  30. 2013 Dam Short Film Festival

  31. 2013 Boston Science Fiction Film Festival

  32. 2013 River Bend Film Festival

  33. 2012 Dam Short Film Festival

  34. 2012 Lifetree Film Fest

  35. 2012 Boston Science Fiction Film Festival

  36. 2011 Dam Short Film Festival

  37. 2011 SNOB Film Festival

  38. 2011 ONECLOUDFEST

  39. 2011 LAFSC Alumni Film Festival

  40. 2011 Vegas Media Xpo

  41. 2010 River Bend Film Festival

  42. 2009 Terror Film Festival

  43. 2009 Hollywood East Film Festival

  44. 2009 Dam Short Film Festival

  45. 2009 Southern Appalachian International Film Festival

  46. 2009 ShockerFest

  47. 2009 Sacramento Horror Film Festival

  48. 2008 International Film Festival of India (Short Film Center)

  49. 2008 The Indiana Festival of Independent Film and Video

  50. 2008 The IUSB IVFF

Awards & Nominations:

Awards: 

  1. Best of Fest Short @ 2022 Shawna Shea Memorial Film Festival

  2. Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Short @ 2022 GenreBlast Film Festival

  3. Best Short-Short in the Dark-Mystery-Suspense Category @ 2023 X World Film Festival (Rome, Italy)

  4. Outstanding Achievement for a Massachusetts Short @ 2023 Massachusetts Independent Film Festival

  5. Audience Favorite Sci-Fi Short @ 2022 SENE Film Festival (writer/prod.)

  6. Best New England Short @ 2022 SENE Film Festival (writer/prod.)

  7. Audience Choice Award, Honorable Mention @ 2022 YoFiFest

  8. Best Romantic Comedy @ 2017 Top Indie Film Awards, April Ed. (prod.)

  9. Best Short Film @ 2016 Philadelphia Independent Film Awards (prod./dir.)

  10. PS Award 2015 on Rogue Cinema (writer/dir.)

  11. Audience Favorite Regional Short Film @ 2014 SENE Festival (prod.)

  12. Best New England Short Film @ 2012 Boston Sci-fi Film Fest (prod./dir.)

  13. The Precious Award @ 2011 Maverick Movie Awards (dir.)

  14. Best Short Film @ 2011 Vegas Media Xpo (prod.)

  15. Best Screenplay @ 2009 Terror Film Festival (writer/dir.)

  16. 2007 Cinephile Film Arts Grant (writer/prod./dir.)

 

Nominations:

  1. Outstanding Achievement for a Genre Short @ 2023 Massachusetts Independent Film Festival

  2. Best Editing @ 2022 Long Island International Film Expo (writer/editor/prod.)

  3. Semi-Finalist @ 2017 Los Angeles CineFest (writer/dir.)

  4. Best Short Films @ 2017 Top Indie Film Awards, April Ed. (prod.)

  5. Best Original Idea @ 2017 Top Indie Film Awards, April Ed. (prod.)

  6. Best Special Effects @ 2015 Maverick Movie Awards (dir.)

  7. Best Screenplay @ 2012 Maverick Movie Awards (writer/dir.)

  8. Best Special Effects @ 2012 Maverick Movie Awards (dir.)

  9. Best Special Effects @ 2011 Maverick Movie Awards (dir.)

  10. Best Regional Short Film @ 2011 SNOB Film Festival (dir.)

  11. Best Horror Short Film @ 2009 ShockerFest (dir.)

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