David Michán (1974) studied in the Technologic Institute and College of Monterrey (ITEMS - Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey) and graduated with a degree in Communication Sciences in 1997.
After having graduated, he lived five years in Los Angeles, California working as a production assistant and as director’s first assistant for films, video clips, television series, and commercials where he got the opportunity to work with distinguished directors such as Antoine Fuqua, Marcos Siega, Oliver Stone, Tony Kaye, Joe Pytka, Isabel Coixet, among others.
During his stay in Los Angeles, California, he took a course in film photography in UCLA EXTENCION.
He returns to Mexico City to study the specialty in Filmmaking at the Filmmaking Training Center (CCC – Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica). David has written, produced, and directed various short films, documentaries, and music videos.
His short film, MEXICAN DREAM, was the winner of three prizes by the jury for best short fiction film in Brussels, Germany, and Austin, Texas, as well as having participated as part of the official selection in more than 25 festivals around the world
His thesis “ADVERSE REACTIONS”, a 74 minute feature film, formed part of the official selection in the 26th edition of the International Film Festival in Guadalajara (FICG26) and has participated in more than 15 International Film Festivals, amongst the most distinguished; the International Film Festival in Edmonton, Canada, the Fresh Film Festival in the Czech Republic, the International Film Festival in Transylvania, I’ve Seen Films in Milan, Italy, and the Latino Film Festival in San Francisco, California.
In addition, two special mentions were made by the jury for Best Prime Opera in the Binational Independent Film Festival in El Paso, Texas and the International Film Festival in Toluca.
Winner of Best Movie and Best Actor at the 3rd Macabre Faire Film Festival in Long Island N.Y. 2013
Winner of Best Editing and Special Mention of the Jury for Best Director at the 1st Festival Brasil de Cinema Internacional in Sao Paulo, Brasil 2013
In the present, he is developing two feature film projects. “No Le Temas a Los Muertos” (Don’t Fear the Dead), a film in the terror genre which was selected by the Mexican Society of Film Directors together with the IMCINE for the course of
Perfecting a Terror Feature Film Script. “Fernando Mendez” given by Film Director Rigoberto Castañeda (Kilometro 31, Black out) and Pablo Guisa (Morbido Film Festival Director).
The second feature film Project, “Come de mi” (Eat me) is a Horror, psychological thriller that has awake a lot of interest in different production companies around the world and has been Officially Selected for the Screenwriters Competition at the Fright Night Film Fest 2013 Louisville, Kentucky, USA 2013.