Miceal's profile

Miceal O’Donnell is an acute observer of the fractured person. In his films he exposes the inner workings of his characters, and challenges the viewer to condemn them. He also can’t help but to find humor in the most wretched of situations.

He has written dozens of short and feature length scripts. He has directed a number of short films and seven feature length films. Nearly all of his films have been made with little to no budget. Collaboration with others who are looking to practice filmmaking has always been a vital part of his work. As such, many of his films have large ensemble casts.

Miceal O’Donnell studied ceramics and oil painting, and received a B. A. in Fine Art. He took several classes with Pulitzer Prize winning poet Steven Dunn. He served four years active duty in the U.S. Coast Guard where he was awarded the Achievment medal.

He placed a number of times in the Baltimore Screenwriting Competition, including First Place in the feature category in 2015.  He was awarded a grant from the Baltimore Filmmakers Collective and was a finalist for the 2018 Baker Artist Award.  He was awarded the MSAC Individual Artist Award, the Creativity Grant, and the Professional Development Grant. He has had two films premiere at the Maryland Film Festival, and has also screened at the New Orleans Film Festival, Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, Baltimore International Black Film Festival, Maryland Film Festival, Charm City Fringe Festival, and a number of others.

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