During the years to come, Michael directed and wrote several other short films, including The Last Wish, which screened at a number of festivals in the United States and received several awards, including the Sierra Nevada Award at the 2012 Mountain Film Awards. After making a few other short films that ran a great festival circuit, Michael realized it was time for him to direct and produce his first feature film. Right when he turned 26, he directed "Misogynist" where he won "Best Narrative Feature" at the LA underground film festival and “Best Director” at the IndieFest Awards.
The film was soon after picked up by Midnight releasing, one of the leading distributors of independent cult, thriller and horror films, for worldwide distribution and was released early 2015. Later that year, Michael completed his most recent feature, “Sable”, which is in the process of being signed by a distributor.