Ever since he saw Star Wars at 5 years old, Michael Garner has been fascinated by the cinema. Starting with crayons and drawing his favorite Star Wars characters, he eventually moved on to musical instruments. By 9 years old, he had spent time on the violin, trombone and piano. Piano lessons continued until he was 15 years old. He has played in a half-dozen of obscure to semi-popular bands around Denver since 1988. He even went to UCD School of Music for a year, before realizing that all he wanted to do was be in a band and make music for movies. Oh, and he played guitar while wearing a prom dress for a country music show at the Bluebird Theater.
Always watching and always listening, he was heavily influenced by the sights and sounds of David Lynch, Steven Spielberg, Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, John Williams, The Melvins and Devo.
He has worked on several short films, including Last Night of April Productions The Pill which premiered in Denver at the Bug Theater and The Denver Underground Film Festival in December 2003. It also played at the Fearless Tales Genre Fest in San Francisco in March of 2004. He is currently working on post production for LNOA Productions Night Things, their first feature length Super-16mm film.
He graduated from the Art Institute of Colorado with an Associate’s Degree in Video Production. He went on to work for KTVD UPN Channel 20 and Remote Broadcasts, Inc. for a combined total of 7 years. He currently works as a Broadcast Operator for a Colorado-based Satellite company and still enjoys drawing with crayons.