bio

Michael is an Australian-Indian screenwriter and director.

His most recent short film THE ECHO held its world premiere at the 66th Oberhausen International Short Film Festival 2020, followed by its selection for the Accelerator Shorts program at the 69th Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) 2021. This short work, adapted from the poem 'The Rider' by Naomi Shihab Nye is the first part of an anthology of short visual expressions exploring youth. 

His stories, which take a considered approach to identity and characters on the fringe, encompass beautiful, vibrant and intimate narratives.

Gupta divides his time between Australia and the US, developing long and short form work for television, film and commercials.


press

NOWNESS Asia presents - The Echo

Official selection MIFF Accelerator 2021 - The Echo
Directors Library Feature 2020 - The Echo
Official selection 66th Oberhausen Film Festival 2020 - The Echo
Booooooom feature 2019 - Flower
Directors Notes feature article 2019 - Flower
Film Shortage feature 2019 - Flower
Australian Writer’s Guild Monte Miller nomination 2019
National Talent Camp Lab 2018 - Screen Australia
Interview 2018 - FilmInk Magazine
Emerging Producer Placement 2018 - Screen NSW
Talent Camp Lab 2017 - Screen NSW
AFTRS unveils emerging film talent 2015 - IF Magazine


Holds a US greencard & Australian passport