Michael Sugrue

Michael is based in San Francisco, California. He brings an exceptional trained eye to his filmmaking. In a few short years, Michael has directed campaigns on five continents for Guinness, Visa, Nike, and Gatorade for top agencies Muhtayzik-Hoffer, Hey Human (London), Saatchi & Saatchi, and TBWA/Chiat/Day.

With a background in commercial stills photography, Michael began directing in 2011, establishing a contemporary, intimate style of filmmaking that combines a visceral, documentary look with a highly cinematic polish. In addition to directing, Michael also adds DoP and editorial skill sets when needed. He’s highly adaptable to any size project as his process works well with either a small doc style team or standard full-size crews.

Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Michael graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. That’s where he was first exposed to photography, and he received a degree in photojournalism. Michael lived in New York for 6 years while pursuing a career in commercial photography. He then moved to Northern California, where he fell madly in love with motion work. Michael now lives near San Francisco, California.