Michael Pottle is a writer, director and editor currently living in Los Angeles, CA. Originally from the Chicagoland area, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Film/Video from Columbia College Chicago in 2014. While at school, he spent his time crafting his screenwriting and working various roles on over 50 narrative and documentary projects. His spare time was spent collaborating with local bands on music videos, live concerts, album production/distribution and merch designs. He also directed a live concert video for Marky Ramone of The Ramones. Michael finished off his time at Columbia by being accepted into their Semester in LA program for screenwriting. Upon completion, he took up permanent residence in the Los Angeles area.
In 2014, Michael was mentored by an independent film director and spent his summer abroad in Vancouver, working through the entire production of a feature film. Upon his return, he took his new experience and embarked on his most ambitious project yet: Greg Loves a Human. Greg is a 20 minute narrative short written, directed and edited by Michael.
Michael currently works as the operations manager for Ghost Ramp, continues to work as a freelance director/editor, and is a contributing writer for VVV Magazine. His film Greg Loves a Human premiered on October 28th, 2016 and was made an official selection of Mosaic World Film Festival and Improbability Fest.