Michael is a Producer, Director, Entrepreneur, and Film Festival Founder, to name a few.
He is the Principal at Rekola Film Co, a full service Video Production Company that produces, shoots, edits, and delivers digital media content that fulfills the specific needs of his clients. Rekola Film Co, works with companies big and small across all industries. From politics to trade organizations, from sporting events to art festivals.
Michael’s drive is rooted in producing independent narrative films with one goal: building DC’s independent filmmaking scene through using city locations, actors, vendors, and crew. In 2018, his first short film OBSESSION premiered at Miracle Theater in Barrack’s Row to a packed house. Since then Michael has launched the Capitol Hill Film Classic - the only knockout style short film festival in the nation, collaborating with the MPAA, Congressional Federal Credit Union, the Yard, and other DC businesses.
“A rising tide lifts all ships,” is a common phrase you’ll hear Michael repeating. He lives in Capitol Hill East, with his wife Kaitlin, Newborn Ms. Emma James, and undomesticated and devoted canine of nine years - Monty.