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Michael Bonfiglio (I)

Michael Bonfiglio is an Emmy-winning director, producer, writer, and camera operator. Bonfiglio's acclaimed film MAY IT LAST: A PORTRAIT OF THE AVETT BROTHERS, a collaboration with Judd Apatow, premiered at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival where it won the 24 Beats Per Second Audience Award. The film was one of the year's highest-grossing documentaries,... See full bio »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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 2022 George Carlin's American Dream (TV Series documentary) (2 episodes)
- Part 2 (2022)
- Part 1 (2022)
 2021 Ricky Velez: Here's Everything (TV Special)
 2021 Who Are You, Charlie Brown? (Documentary)
 2021 Patrice O'Neal: Killing Is Easy (TV Movie documentary)
 2019 Gary Gulman: The Great Depresh (TV Movie)
 2018 Paris to Pittsburgh (Documentary)
 2012-2018 Oprah's Master Class (TV Series documentary) (27 episodes)
- Lynn Whitfield (2017)
- Tyler Perry (2017)
- Jeff Bridges (2015)
- Robert Duvall (2015)
 2017 Jerry Before Seinfeld (TV Special)
 2017 John Mellencamp: Dark as a Dungeon (Music Video)
 2017/II From the Ashes (Documentary)
 2012-2016 30 for 30 (TV Series documentary) (2 episodes)
- Doc & Darryl (2016)
 2015 Oprah Goes to Broadway: The Color Purple (TV Special) (segment director)
 2015 Oprah's Master Class: Civil Rights Special (TV Movie documentary)
 2014 The Avett Brothers: Morning Song (Music Video)
 2012 Iconoclasts (TV Series documentary) (2 episodes)
 2011 Visionaries: Inside the Creative Mind (TV Series documentary) (5 episodes)
- Annie Leibovitz (2011)
- (2011)
- James Cameron (2011)
- Tom Ford (2011)
- Tyler Perry (2011)
 2010 Summit on the Summit (TV Movie documentary)
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Nominated for the 2018 Emmy Award in the Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special category for Jerry Before Seinfeld (2017), but lost to Glenn Weiss for The Oscars (2018).

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