Michael Flores has worked on several award-winning films since attending the University of Southern California, where he received a Master of Fine Arts in Cinema-Television Production. Michael was awarded several scholarships including the John Frankenheimer Directing Scholarship for merit in directing and the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts Entertainment Scholarship.
He was selected as a fellow in Film Independent’s Project: Involve, and was mentored by Jeffrey Blitz: director of the Academy Award-nominated documentary Spellbound.
He edited the Student-Emmy-winning TV pilot, Cost of Living and wrote and directed an award-winning short film called Esperando (Waiting/Hoping). After graduating from USC, Michael worked as an assistant editor on Tamra Davis’s documentary Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child; One Lucky Elephant; and Bess Kargman’s documentary First Position. He edited Nick Broomfield’s documentary Sarah Palin: You Betcha! Sweet Talk; Last Will & Testament; Justice for My Sister; Tapia and Harmontown.