Michael Kyne is a professional historian and an award-winning filmmaker. He holds a Master of Arts degree from the Savannah College of Art & Design and has collaborated with many other filmmakers throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. As a student of genre films, Michael has incorporated the aesthetics of extreme cinema and exploitation into his own unique style of filmmaking. Michael has over 10 years of filmmaking experience, beginning with special effects and prop making and transitioning into the world of art direction and production design before writing, producing and directing his own films.
He has worked in the art department for History Channel and Smithsonian Channel documentaries. His short film, the erotic thriller Web of Deceit, was originally produced as an entry into the ABCs of Death 2 Search for the 26th Director competition. It placed 20th out of over 540 entries from all over the world and is currently available on Bloody Disgusting’s World of Death anthology.
Growing up in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, he was greatly influenced by rock and heavy metal music of the era. He has worked with Varla Dogwood films on several music documentaries, including Encore: The Hammerjacks Documentary and Can’t Stop the Show: The Return of Kix, which went to number one on the Billboard Top Music Video Sales chart.