Mike has never intended to become a feature film director, but after pursuing acting and producing for about 5 years and then screenwriting and producing for about 15 years, things have changed. Mike has worked in over 200 productions and has gained great insights in all aspects of the film industry. Mike worked closely together with directors on many commercials, short films and web-series before tackling directing himself. Mike directed a feature-length, no-budget documentary THE DREAMERS and a short film INIMICUS, which Mike wrote, produced and directed (INIMICUS can be seen on Amazon Prime). After all these accomplishments, Mike was put into the situation of directing his very first, micro-budget feature film ANONYMOUS 616. - The production started in March 2017 and the film was completed in March 2018. - ANONYMOUS 616 is a multiple award-winning film and is available on most digital platforms like Amazon Prime, iTunes, Google Play, VUDU, YouTube etc.! In July 2020, Mike directed his second feature film A HOUSE DIVIDED.
DIRECTING - REVIEW QUOTE BY KEVIN NICKELSON
"I was quite shocked to find that this was the first feature to be directed by Boss, whose only previous effort behind the camera was the 2015 short Inimicus. Remarkably, he shows a deft skill for a first-timer in setting up shock pay-off scenes and editing the pace just right as to keep the viewer on the edge of their seat. Checking his resume, it seems Boss has somewhat of a keen interest in the study of moral code dilemmas. The Inimicus short, by description, deals with a woman presented with an opportunity to kill her rapist and her brother’s pleas to spare him. Once again, the back and forth between right and wrong. Which wins out in the battle for soul."
DIRECTOR REEL - (2018)
A HOUSE DIVIDED - A Mega Maga Movie - (2020)
When four couples get together for a 4th of July dinner party, things quickly get out of hand because of politics. Many inconvenient truths are being exposed and the fight for Conservative values stands at the forefront. After some heated arguments, the group realizes that they're all Americans and they accept their differences as they watch the 4th of July fireworks. - (Status: Post-production)
ANONYMOUS 616 - (2018)
Anonymous 616 is a micro-budget ($27k), psychological thriller/horror film about a reunion between two couples that becomes a massacre when one of the guests meets an anonymous person online and willingly becomes a participant on a bloody path to becoming God-like. - This is Mike's feature film directorial debut. - The film is available on most digital platforms and is currently free on AMAZON PRIME.
INIMICUS - (2015)
Inimicus is a 12-minute short film that portrays a woman who is about to shoot her rapist and must decide between acting on her feelings of revenge or acting on her brother’s plea to spare his life. - Directed by Mike. CLICK HERE
THE DREAMERS - (2008)
The Dreamers is a feature-length documentary about Mike, a regular Swiss guy who decides to pack his suitcase and move to Los Angeles in order to become an actor in Hollywood. - Directed by Mike. CLICK HERE