What's your guilty pleasure?
Designing and building wood furniture.
What would be your dream cast to film a commercial with?
Tomas Lemarque and Zendaya.
What's one piece of advice you can always tell yourself in the mirror?
Your hair looks great. Just wear a hat. :)
What's your favorite film scene?
The opening scene of 'Inglorious Basterds'.
OK, we hate to name drop, but in the case of Michael Sugrue it's sort of hard not to. Guinness, Visa, Nike and Audi are just some of the clients Michael has worked with since he began directing in 2011. Michael's contemporary and intimate style of filmmaking combines a visceral, documentary look with a highly polished cinematic feel. He looks at things in ways you've never seen before and you find yourself smiling and wondering, "How the hell did he get that shot?"
Michael has a background in commercial still photography so it's not surprising that all his shots are so beautifully composed. No matter if it's kids playing a game in Africa or an Inuit woman fighting the sub-zero weather on a walk to the store. Michael's work takes you there. His work has taken him there as well, shooting on five continents in six years. No bad for a nice kid from Detroit.
Michael recently moved from New York City to Northern California and is adjusting to the lack of pigeons. He graduated from the University of Texas in Austin where he first fell in love with photography and film. While in college he was also on the swim team, so if you're ever on a shoot with Michael, you can be confident that nobody is drowning on his watch.