Michael Picarella's fascination with movies began when he got a super 8 camera on his 10th birthday. He shot everything from sights at Disneyland to commercials that advertised an amusement park called Fun Mountain that he and his brother imagined. In his first year of high school, Picarella made animated cartoons using school equipment. He ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Italian Job Camera and Electrical Department
Fast & Furious Location Management
Get Him to the Greek Location Management
Punchcard Player Director


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 2018 Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. (TV Series) (location assistant - 10 episodes)
- Unsolved? (2018) ... (location assistant)
- Christopher (2018) ... (location assistant)
- Tupac Amaru Shakur (2018) ... (location assistant)
- Half the Job (2018) ... (location assistant)
- East Coast, West Coast (2018) ... (location assistant)
 2011 Shameless (TV Series) (location assistant - 2 episodes)
- But at Last Came a Knock (2011) ... (location assistant)
- It's Time to Kill the Turtle (2011) ... (location assistant - uncredited)
 2010 Get Him to the Greek (location assistant)
 2009 Fast & Furious (location assistant)
 2008 Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh (TV Movie) (location assistant)
 2001 Scenes of the Crime (location assistant)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Wrote a family humor column called "The Picarella Family Report" for The Signal newspaper in Santa Clarita, CA, and continues to write a similar family humor column called "Family Men Don't Wear Name Brands" for The Acorn newspaper group in the Los Angeles and Ventura counties of Southern California.


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In 2005, with moviemaking partner Steven Napolitan and film school friend Greg Donis, he began work on a project that was to result in the making of six to 10 movies during a five-year period. Unfortunately the project never got off the ground. See more »

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