Michael John Warren made his directorial debut with what many consider to be the greatest hip-hop film of all time – Jay-Z’s Fade To Black. Since then, he has gone on to document many of the biggest names in the music industry. His music film credits include Drake: Better Than Good Enough (2010), Nicki Minaj: My Time Now (2010), Nick Minaj: My Time Again (2015), Vh1’s Heavy: The History Of Metal (2006) and the theatrical concert film Hillsong: Let Hope Rise (2016).
Warren has also filmed some of the biggest shows on Broadway. In 2008, Warren made history by capturing the first ever complete “live” performance in a Broadway theater with Rent: Filmed Live On Broadway. The project was such a success that Dreamworks soon followed suit and Warred filmed Shrek The Musical: Live On Broadway. Then, in the summer of 2015, he was invited to filmed parts of the Tony Award Winning show Hamilton just days before it opened on Broadway – this work was heavily featured in Great Performances: Hamilton’s America on PBS and 60 mintues.
However, Warren’s work extends beyond the music world. He was the creative force behind the first season of the hit show Friday Night Tykes (2014) – now in it’s 4th season. The documentary series made a huge impact by revealing the shocking culture of youth football in Texas. He also directed the award winning Kobe Mentu (2007), a Nike documentary series seen by tens of million across China. Also in 2007, he helmed the ABC primetime series Fast Cars and Superstars featuring Serena Williams, William Shatner, John Cena, John Elway, Tony Hawk, Jewel, Ty Murray and many others. Recently Warren directed the spin tingling documentary series about professional bull riding called Fearless (2016) for Netflix.
Warren has directed all over the world including Africa, Asia, The Caribbean, Australia, Europe, South America and of course North America. He has collaborated with some of the most influential companies in the industry including Boardwalk Pic
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