Michael Smiy is a Director and Creative Director at MOCEAN – the 2018 Clio Entertainment Agency Of The Year. He has been a creative collaborator on over 75 campaigns during his time at the company, including the development of conceptual A/V promos and full 360 strategy and campaigns – including work for HBO (Sharp Objects, Curb Your Enthusiasm), Amazon (Homecoming, The Boys), FX (Mayans, What We Do In The Shadows) and TNT (Snowpiercer, Animal Kingdom), as well as Netflix and Spectrum.
Smiy has directed concept spots for AMC’s The Walking Dead and NOS4A2, Amazon’s “The Boys”, Marvel’s Funko toys partnership, HBO Now (Promax 2015 winner) and “Fahrenheit 451”, TNT’s “Animal Kingdom” (Promax 2017 winner), “Snowpiercer” and “Tales from the Crypt” (Promax 2017 winner), CNN’S docu-series “Soundtracks” (Clio 2017 winner), A&E’s “LIVE P.D.”, Discovery ID’s “Shattered”, NatGeo Wild branding, Food Network’s “Chopped” and Delta’s 2018 safety video, as well as content for Netflix’s “Jessica Jones”, HBO’s Bill Maher, TLC’s “Too Close to Home” and Food Network’s “Worst Cooks” and “Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives.”
He has worked with talent such as Karl Urban, Elisabeth Shue, Zachary Quinto, Daveed Diggs, Michael Moore, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Danai Gurira, Mike Colter, Ernie Johnson, Kevin Garnett, Guy Fieri, Ted Allen, Dan Abrams and Run-D.M.C.
Smiy is also an accomplished photographer, shooting the key art for the Cinemark XD “Movieologist” rebrand, USA’s “Falling Water”, NatGeo Wild’s “Exotic Animal ER” and “Yukon Vet”, Morgan Spurlock’s “RATS” on Discovery, Crackle’s “The Oath” and CNN’s “Soundtracks.”
He is a graduate of the Peter Stark Producing MFA Program at USC and frequently collaborates with talented alumni from the program on a variety of passion projects including short films “Mechanical Expression” and “Variance”, as well as his photo series inspired by “The Twilight Zone.”
He lives in Los Angeles, CA.