Michael Dorian is a filmmaker, writer, arid performance artist. In 2007 he completed producing and directing Pizza! The Movie, a feature-length documentary about the pizza industry and the wild world of acrobatic pizza- dough tossing competitions. The film was represented by Films Transit International and sold to numerous global television markets, including to the Documentary Channel here in the U.S. In 2006 he had a short film about pizza on The Discovery Times channel. His work as a filmmaker has also appeared in a series on The History Channel. Dorian’s first book, The Nektonic Facteur: Poems & A Play, was published by Silk City Press in 1999 and is available through Amazon.com. As a result, he was granted the Leonardo da Vinci Award for Best Poet from the Beaux Arts Society in 2000. Dorian also received an Artist-In-Residency from New York City’s prestigious Mabou Mines Performance Company in 2001.
The TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund | 2008