In 1999 Michaël studied at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Television in Cuba where he made several short documentaries. In 2005, he graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy audio-visual arts department.
After a few experiments in the fields of industrial design and fine arts, his interest in film remained strong. While creating short films and commercial work he has been awarded and nominated for prestigious awards such as the Young Directors Awards in Cannes. Currently, Michael works as a filmmaker and autonomous artist, creating a body of work that combines genuine imagery with personal realism, incidentally elevating his films with a surreal touch.