Writer / Director
Emmy Award winning writer/director Michael Graf recently optioned his screenplay, THE LAST INDIAN WAR, to producer Peter Baxter, founder and president of Slamdance. The script has been making waves around the world winning Best Feature Screenplay honors by unanimous vote at the Paris Arts & Movie Awards Festival in France, the Culture & Heritage Award at the Fresh Voices Screenwriting Competition in Los Angeles, Best Historical Screenplay at Table Read My Screenplay contest in Park City, Utah, Best Screenplay at the Bahamas International Film Festival, Best Sports Screenplay at the Las Vegas International Screenplay Competition and took first place honors for best Biopic at the Fade In Awards in Los Angeles.
His screenplay, THROWING HAMMERS, which he is also directing, is in pre-production and won the Filmmatic Screenplay Awards, was a National Lampoon’s Search For Comedy Gold Finalist, named a Hot 100 screenplay by Capital Fund Screenplay Competition and won the Los Angeles Independent Feature Film Awards for Best screenplay.
Graf’s first screenplay, WINTER OF FROZEN DREAMS, with Oscar winners Amy Adams and James Woods attached, won top honors at the IFP Market in NYC. Michael’s also a working member of the DGA and lives on a small farm with his artist wife Linda Massey, a miniature horse, and three Jack Russell terriers.