Michael Smiy is a director, writer and photographer for the TV & Streaming division of mOcean, the 2015 PromaxBDA Agency of the Year. Over the past year, he has been a creative collaborator on over 20 campaign shoots.
Smiy has directed concept spots for HBO Now (Promax 2016 Gold Winner), TNT’s Animal Kingdom (which he also wrote) and Tales from the Crypt, Travel Channel’s Rev Runs Around the World and TLC’s Fridays style series lineup, as well as additional content for Netflix’s Jessica Jones character vignettes, HBO’s Bill Maher launch spot and A&E’s Frankenstein Chronicles up-front trailer. He has also directed two short films, Mechanical Expression and Variance (which he also wrote).
Smiy has worked with talent such as Carrie-Anne Moss, Rachael Taylor, Mike Colter, Run-D.M.C., Sonja Sohn, Jim True-Frost, Stacy London and Clinton Kelly.
Smiy is a graduate of the Peter Stark Producing MFA Program at USC and frequently collaborates with talented alumni from the program, including the 2014 feature film, Muse, which he produced.
He lives in Los Angeles, CA.