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Overview (3)

Born in Granville, Ohio, USA
Birth NameMichael William Downey
Nickname Will

Mini Bio (2)

Michael William Downey grew up on a farm in Granville, Ohio. During his youth he watched and recorded thousands of movie and wrote movie review guides for his classmates, and shared his favorite films with his younger brother, Jordan Downey, who is now a frequent collaborator.

At age 8 he knew he would be a writer, and in 1995 at 17, he won Ohio's Minnie Hite Moodie Writers award. He went onto Ohio University to study business and film. In 1999 his VHS, DVD, and laserdisc collection spanned over 1,500 movies, which he sold upon graduation from college to finance his move to Colorado where he attended graduate school at University of Denver. During this time in Colorado he worked with the Denver Newspaper Agency and produced sporting events, concerts, celebrity events, and music videos and contributed to the ThanksKilling franchise with brother Jordan, and cinematographer Kevin Stewart.

Upon moving to Hollywood, Michael honed his screenwriting and production skills picking up assignments and contributing to various projects. Recently, Michael worked as a co-producer with Scott Wiper, Vinnie Jones, Karri O' Reilly, Tarquin Pack, and many other accomplished filmmakers and professionals.

Michael has also published thousands of songs many of which have been on film and TV, and contributed creative efforts to businesses such as Modern Christmas Trees which was funded by Barbara Corcoran on Shark Tank.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: blennd PR

A journalist in Granville, Ohio in high school Mike won Ohio's Minnie Hite Moodie Writer's Award at age 17. At Ohio University, Mike worked full time paying his way through college managing video stores. Mike has penned six screenplays including "A Virgin's Song", "Country Cross", "Pain", "Burrow", "Spew", and "Ravage". His relentless dedication to film is evidenced in viewing over 3,500 films including interviews with famous directors and screenwriters.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jordan Downey

Trivia (7)

Produced hundreds of large scale concerts, celebrity events, and music videos.
Grew up on a farm in Granville, Ohio writing and studying film while managing video stores.
Graduated from Ohio University, attended graduate school at University of Denver, worked with Denver Newspaper Agency.
Won Ohio's Minnie Hite Moodie Writers award.
Worked on Madison Ave. in NYC for 212 Media.
Had a collection of over 3,000 VHS. He sold 2,500 of them for $1,500 in 1999 and traded the other 500 in for DVDs, promptly selling those for another $1,500. This paid for the move out West.
Ran marketing campaigns for the Denver Broncos, Denver Nuggets, and Colorado Rockies professional sports organizations.

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