In 1999 Michaël studied at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Television de Cuba where he made several short documentaries.
Later in 2005, he graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy audio-visual arts department. in 2005. After a few experiments in the fields of industrial design and fine arts, his interest in film remained strong. Michaël has made short films and commercials and has been awarded and nominated for a few, a.o. 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.