"Michael McCallum is an award winning director/writer/actor/editor who was born in Lansing, MI where he currently resides. He started acting in 1997 started his film company, Rebel Pictures, in 1999.
His first feature film as a writer/director, Fairview St., was premiered in Jan. 2009 at Celebration Cinema, in Lansing, MI, to sell out crowds. The film was accepted into 28 film festivals nationally, played in 12 different states and won 15 major awards. It also played and won awards at festivals in India and Australia! It's the most awarded and nominated true independent feature film made in Michigan!
His second feature as a writer/director, Handlebar, premiered at Celebration Cinema in Feb. 2010 and was accepted into it's first 13 film festivals and won 5 awards.
Lucky, his third feature premiered in March of 2011 to sell out crowds again at Celebration Cinema in Lansing. It was accepted into it's first 8 film festivals and won a major award at each one.
In 2013, he released a string of award-winning short films, Shadowpuppet, Slow Burn, Small Town Fireworks and Sure Thing. McCallum was also awarded, Michigan Independent Filmmaker Of the Year 2012 and asked to Direct the Production Workshop for the last two year's at the Grand Rapids Film Festival!
In 2015 McCallum and his Rebel Pictures team finished their fourth feature film, Buffalo!
He was excited to work, again, with his talented Father, William C. McCallum, who plays the lead role in Buffalo. They also wrote the film together.
It has won 10 awards and received 20 nominations in it's first 14 film festivals. It has also played in Switzerland, Singapore, Italy, Hong Kong and the Caribbean.
With the 13 films that Rebel Pictures has made they have won 72 major awards, been nominated for 118 other major awards and been accepted into 119 film festivals internationally!
In addition to film, Michael is also an accomplished theater performer. He stepped back on to the stage in 2009 and played "Nickles" in J.B. and was the assistant director for Dying City both shows with Capital Theater Works. And most recently took on the iconic role of "Stanley Kowalski" in Lansing Community College's production of A Streetcar Named Desire!
His films, trailers and writing can be seen and purchased at: rebelpictures.net"