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About Michael C. Cooney
Michael C. Cooney is the founder and president of Exceptional Ability Entertainment, a first-of-its-kind, minority-owned, full service production house. We are a diverse team of talented filmmakers. Blending culture and creativity, Exceptional Ability Entertainment utilizes film and music to both entertain and enlighten. We are committed to advancing multicultural ideals, while championing the lives, hopes, dreams, and ABILITIES of those who have been labeled as “different.” We seek to change the world through the power of our voices, and the quality of our product. Let us put our unique creative vision and professionalism to work for you. Join the Revolution! Originally from Boston, he is a graduate of the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, and received his Master of Fine Arts degree in Writing from Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles. Before his career in film production, writing, and public speaking, he spent ten years working in all facets of the music industry, as well as mentoring at-risk kids. Having been born with Cerebral Palsy, Michael began his education in a Boston school for the handicapped, but soon became one of the first disabled kids in the United States to break the mainstream barrier. Walking In My Sleep is Michael’s first book. He has also written a wide collection of reviews and commentaries on music, as well as three films: Zombie High, A Place To Call Home, and Accidents, which was co-written with Raymond Martino. In 2010 Michael traveled to South Korea to speak on disability issues. Today Michael continues to speak around the world. He lives in Los Angeles.