Michael van der Put is a freelance film and theatre director based in London. He studied directing at Drama Centre, where he made his debut short Callum.
Callum has screened at 26 festivals around the world and won 15 awards, including Best UK Short at the East End Film Festival. The film was selected as a finalist for the Rushes Soho Shorts Newcomer Award and made it onto the long-list for the BAFTA Short Film Award 2012/13.
Michael has been working with many of the cast and crew of Callum to develop two follow up shorts Angry Face & Rage. Together with Callum these films will form a triptych of youth shorts under the umbrella title; Broken Hearted Youth.
Michael recently received funding to shoot Rage in early October and will look to complete Angry Face in 2016. For news and updates or to get involved please visit brokenheartedyouth.com.