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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The Italian Job Camera and Electrical Department
Fast & Furious Location Management
Get Him to the Greek Location Management
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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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Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (4 credits)
Show Show Director (3 credits)
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Show Show Writer (2 credits)
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Show Show Casting director (1 credit)
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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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Worked as a journalist for various Southern California newspapers, and he has worked with Napolitan Productions and Nappic Communications in many capacities since 1998. He wrote and directed a viral ad campaign that was inducted into MarketingSherpa's Viral Hall of Fame. His commercial work includes writing a national spot for Cuts Fitness for Men. His corporate video experience includes writing ... See more »

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