Run Raven Run
Run Raven Run
Despite a historical legacy that dealt the dark cards of slavery, holocaust and poverty, music has always been the winning hand for Gypsy survival. From the deserts of Rajasthan to the ghettos of Bucharest, Run Raven Run explores the resounding pain and pleasure that emanates from the unvanquished soul of Gypsy music.
Michael grew up in northern California in the Bay Area. Michael has served as a producer and director for countless productions across film, television, and online platforms including promotional campaigns for FX Network’s Nip/Tuck and commercials, music videos and web productions for revered artists and performers. Michael currently wrapped production on a new, in-depth feature documentary on the music of the Roma and the musicians behind this renowned artform, narrated by Michael Madsen while producing ongoing projects with celebrity editorial photographer Kwaku Alston (New York Times, Time Magazine), as well as serving as the creative director behind CBD industry leader Green Gorilla alongside Alston. Michael has additionally founded a boutique branding, design, and production company RAINPIX, INC. Michael’s company RAINPIX, INC. recently produced a short documentary for Spike Lee’s new film Da Five Bloods for Netflix. Spike Lee gives an unprecedented look behind the scenes at creating the movie posters for his latest joint, Da 5 Bloods. This short documentary features Spike Lee and Kenny Gravillis, art director for the marketing campaign and includes a special in-depth conversation with artist and activist Emory Douglas, former Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party, whose work inspired the film's key art. Michael recently completed directing and the cinematography on Lana Love’s new single Ego Go music video which will be released in July, 2021. Michael is also an avid surfer, rock climber, and mountain climber. Michael has a 12 year old boy who he surfs with regularly and who recently was the B camera operator on Michael’s latest music video. He also has a 9 year old daughter who is a singing and dancing phenom and who recently passed her swim test to make it on the Zuma Beach junior lifeguards this summer.
Michael Madsen, Toto Horvat, Ionita Manole, Ovidiu Lipan Tandarica, Pee Wee Ellis, Margherita Clejani, Viorica Manole