Michael Goldburg Film Maker
michael goldburg is an award-winning filmmaker who earned his M.F.A. at NYU's Graduate Film Program where he won a Warner Bros. Pictures Production Award and a Dean's Craft Award for Excellence. Michael has continued to make acclaimed films, commercials, and web series; including his hilariously absurd, horror-comedy short, “What's Eating Dad?,” which was named one of the Top 10 Horror Shorts of 2014 and screened in over 50 film festivals, winning multiple awards.
Michael directed “Tragic Relief,” a bleakly funny web series by writers from The Onion and Comedy Central, which was featured on Funny or Die. He was awarded an AIVF Screenwriting Mentorship and is developing several feature screenplays; including a feature version of his short crime comedy, "Sure-Fire"; an adaptation of a comic novel of suburban paranoia by the former book editor of "The Chicago Tribune"; and a shocking small-town murder mystery, “Black River,” inspired by a true story.
current projects

Check out the TRAILER in the link above for the upcoming feature version of his crime comedy, Sure-Fire, about a NYC con man having a mid-life crisis who stumbles into becoming a movie producer to pay off gangsters threatening to kill him. Recalling New York comedies from Woody Allen ("Broadway Danny Rose") and Mel Brooks ("The Producers") as well as Hollywood crime comedies like "The Big Lebowski," "Pulp Fiction," and "Get Shorty," the feature script of "Sure-Fire" was an Official Finalist in the Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest.

The short film proof of concept of Sure-Fire has created a lot of buzz on the festival circuit:
WINNER - BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY, Williamsburg Independent Film Festival
WINNER - BEST ACTOR, River Bend Film Festival
NOMINATED - BEST DIRECTOR, Portland Comedy Film Festival
NOMINATED - BEST COMEDY, Queens World Film Festival
NOMINATED - BEST SCREENPLAY, Queens World Film Festival
NOMINATED - BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, San Jose International Short Film Festival, Big Apple Film Festival, Bushwick Film Festival, Art of Brooklyn Film Festival, Lighthouse International Film Festival, Long Island International Film Expo, Chattanooga Film Festival, Indy Film Fest, Way Down Film Festival, Annapolis Film Festival, and more.

And check out the PODCAST that documents the making of Sure-Fire, both the short & feature! Subscribe on iTunes http://surefirepodcast.com/itunes or Stitcher http://surefirepodcast.com/stitcher and check out show notes at http://surefirepodcast.com/

the break
Check out the TRAILER in the link above for Michael's latest award-winning short comedy, The Break, a sort of grown-up version of “The Breakfast Club“, which won 3 Awards at the 48 Hour Film Project NYC and the Audience Award at its premiere at the Iron Mule Comedy Film Festival.

what's eating dad?
Michael's award-winning horror-comedy short What's Eating Dad? is now ONLINE on Amazon! You can watch it here: https://www.amazon.com/Whats-Eating-Dad-Morgan-Wright/dp/B076275F38/ for FREE on Prime! In the vein of “Meet the Parents“ meets “Shaun of the Dead“, “What's Eating Dad?“ is about literally surviving the future in-laws!
"What's Eating Dad?" won over 15 awards and screened at over 50 festivals.

tragic relief
Michael directed and produced Tragic Relief, a bleakly funny web series by writers from The Onion and Comedy Central, which was featured on Funny or Die. Two episodes directed by Michael, including The Law of Increasing Poverty, are featured on the site above.