asylum for creative anarchists – and forward-thinking tech toys

a one-hour interview with Michael about his work from Michael B. Professional Nerd on Vimeo.

micro-budget video producer, collab indie video games and graphic novels, an indie magazine, toys, nerd culture events.

A deep dive into Mike’s brain

Bossman: Mike

I have helped 9 people as a manuscript assessor. I’m also heavily experienced and educated as a scriptwriter, I’ve been writing scripts since 2000. Making movies since I was a kid and wrote my first 300+ page manuscript when I was thirteen.

In addition to winning a 10hr mentorship with a professional author, awarded and paid for by the NZSA, for my novel in development in 2012, I have a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree with a specialisation in screenwriting, and a level 6 diploma of art and creativity with honours in 2d digital illustration and art direction.

I also did a college-level Certificate in Television, Theatre and Radio back in 2000. Majored in making short movies on video and video editing – which involved learning tv station and radio station equipment as well as all areas of production for both including promotional. I minored in acting and crewing for children’s theatre – I also attended drama school as a kid, got pretty good at performance.

I have written 9 manuscripts and had poetry published. I’ve been mentored by four published authors and a professional screenwriter. I’ve also been involved in the 48hrs filmmaking festival as lead story writer and co-script writer. And I was Associate Producer and helped with writing on an indie adventure video game with a massive map that was not completed – as the team (undergrads) disbanded.

I’m interested in creative development in the areas of: producing with my team and nerd culture ambassador duties…

what drives me? what is my journey? why should you join me on it? click for my answer

“Right now, my focus is on working with my team developing micro-budget projects and attempting to have a positive effect on society.”

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Fine Artist/Product Manager/Creative Producer
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Physical FX Artist/Costume and Sets Lead
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Line Producer/Events Assistant
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3D Modeller
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Marketing Guru
Mike B.

Rebel Nerds and Leveling Up

a feature documentary movie on video about rebel nerds and leveling up – marketing for nerd startups and startups that serve nerd culture

Little Red Buddy

an indie video game and micro-budget feature movie on video about dungeons – we hope to do a crowdfunding campaign, next year.

Trilogy of Creepy

3 short 24min movies sharing a common creepy tone and stitched together as a feature movie (2022 – preproduction)

Untitled Follow-up to Trilogy of Creepy

a micro-budget feature movie on video in 2027 with a $4.2k budget

Untitled Indie Magazine

2024 – a self-published magazine for geeks and nerds, about nerds, geeks and nerd culture.

Untitled Toy

2027 – a toy about walking and robots.

Untitled Graphic Novel

an anthology 1-shot graphic novel written and illustrated by the team, to submit to indie publishers or self-publish.