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," as well as an adaptation of a darkly 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

Michael is currently in post-production on a short film version of his feature comedy, Sure-Fire, about a con man having a mid-life crisis; the script of which was an Official Finalist in the Comedy Competition of the 2016 Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest. In the vein of Woody Allen meets the crime comedy of “American Hustle,“ “Get Shorty,“ “Pulp Fiction“ & “The Big Lebowski,“ Sure-Fire proves it's never too late to rewrite your life's script. And check out the PODCAST that documents the making of Sure-Fire, both the short & feature! Subscribe on iTunes http://surefirepodcast.com/itunes, Stitcher http://surefirepodcast.com/stitcher, or Google Play and check out show notes at http://surefirepodcast.com/.

rye manhattan
Michael's short comedy, Rye Manhattan, is about a young man waiting for his dream date...in the wrong bar! “Rye“ is also about how finding the right person in the world of modern dating is tough.
WINNER - Audience Award, 2016 Iron Mule Comedy Film Festival
NOMINATED - Best Actor; Best Supporting Actress, 2016 My Final Shot Production Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION - 2017 Durango Independent Film Festival, 2016 Chattanooga Film Festival, 2016 River Bend Film Festival, 2016 Long Island International Film Expo, 2016 Indy Film Festival, 2016 San Antonio Film Festival, 2016 Middle Coast Film Festival, 2016 Hell's Half Mile Film & Music Festival, 2016 Crown Heights Film Festival

what's eating dad?
BIG NEWS! Michael's award-winning horror-comedy short, What's Eating Dad? is now ONLINE at IndieFlix! You can watch it here: https://www.indieflix.com/film/whats-eating-dad-46315 for FREE with a 14-day trial! In the vein of “Meet the Parents“ meets “Shaun of the Dead“, “What's Eating Dad?“ is about literally surviving the future in-laws! The film has won multiple accolades and screened at over 50 film festivals, including:
WINNER - Best Comedy-Horror Short, 2014 Atlanta Horror Film Festival
WINNER - Best Comedy, 2015 Williamsburg Independent Film Festival
WINNER - People's Choice Award for Best Film, 2014 Red Hook International Film Festival
WINNER - Audience Award for Best Horror-Sci-Fi-Fantasy Film, 2015 Siouxland Film Festival
WINNER - Judges' Prize & Audience Award, 2015 Iron Mule Comedy Film Festival
WINNER - Special Jury Award for Fantasy-Horror Film, 2015 WorldFest-Houston
WINNER - Jury Award, Live Action Short Comedy, 2016 Durango Independent Film Festival
WINNER - Best Actor (Brennan Taylor), 2015 Macabre Faire Film Festival
NOMINATED - Best Short, 2016 New York No Limits Film Series
NOMINATED - Best Screenplay (Michael Goldburg), 2015 Diabolique International Film Festival
NOMINATED - Best Actress (Barbara Miluski), 2015 Houston Comedy Film Festival
NOMINATED - Best Actress (Morgan Wright), 2015 Eerie Horror Film Festival
HONORABLE MENTION - Best Horror-Comedy Short, 2015 Upstate NY Horror Film Festival
TOP 10 HORROR SHORT FILM OF 2014 - The Horror Happens Radio Show
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Cleveland International Film Festival, HollyShorts Film Festival, Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, DC Shorts Film Festival, Breckenridge Film Festival, Champs-Élysées Film Festival, Anchorage International Film Festival, Indy Film Fest, San Antonio Film Festival, Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, Chattanooga Film Festival, Orlando Film Festival, Long Island International Film Expo, Ottawa Spookshow and Fantastic Film Festival, Art of Brooklyn Film Festival, Albuquerque Film Festival, New Haven International Film Festival, San Pedro International Film Festival, Catalina Film Festival, New York City Horror Film Festival, Hell's Half Mile Film & Music Festival, Little Rock Picture Show, Fargo Film Festival, Garden State Film Festival, Middle Coast Film Festival, River Bend Film Festival, Fantasmagorical Film Festival, Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival, and the BoneBat Comedy of Horrors Film Fest.

tragic relief
Michael is directing and producing Tragic Relief, a bleakly funny web series by writers from The Onion and Comedy Central, which was featured on Funny or Die and nominated for several Channy Awards at the Channel 101 screening series at UCB East in New York. Two episodes directed by Michael, including The Law of Increasing Poverty, are featured on the site above.