Director, Producer, Actor UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Michael Angelo COVINO

Michael Angelo COVINO

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Biography

Filmmaker and actor, Michael Covino sees his first feature film The Climb, premiering at Un Certain Regard in 2019, where he won the Coup de Coeur of the Jury Award. The film is adapted from the eponymous short, presented at the Sundance Film Festival in 2018. We recently saw him as an actor alongside Tom Hanks in News of the World. Prior to that, he produced Hunter Gatherer, awarded of a Special Jury Prize at the South by Southwest Film Festival and was nominated for the John Cassavetes Award in 2017. His career as a producer was also marked by movies like Kicks, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and released by Focus World in 2016, Keep in Touch, which he co-wrote, and Babysitter which premiered at SXSW in 2015. In 2016, he was added to the Moviemaker Magazine’s 25 Screenwriters to Watch list.

Films presented at Cannes

THE CLIMB 2019 Un Certain Regard Script / Dialogue , Director , Actor

Awards

THE CLIMB
THE CLIMB 2019 Un Certain Regard Jury's "Coup de Coeur" ((tied)) Script / Dialogue , Director , Actor
Jury members
Member - Un Certain Regard - 2021
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Directors

Arnaud DESPLECHIN

Arnaud DESPLECHIN

Director, Script Writer, Actor
David MCSHANE

David MCSHANE

Director
Henri VERNEUIL

Henri VERNEUIL

Script Writer, Director
Jose Luis LOPEZ LINARES

Jose Luis LOPEZ LINARES

Director
Ken LOACH

Ken LOACH

Director
Michelangelo ANTONIONI

Michelangelo ANTONIONI

Script Writer, Director
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