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.