Michael Gerald is a professional writer, producer, and director with numerous literary properties to his credit and over twenty years of entertainment industry experience.
Born in New Orleans, La., he attended the prestigious St. Augustine High School, before traveling extensively throughout the world. He is a military veteran who served in the United States Navy during The Gulf War. Japan, Thailand, Singapore, UAE, The Philippines, Morocco, and Mexico are just a few of the places he has visited during his travels.
Growing up, he had a desire to become a professional athlete, and some of those skills would later prove to be useful as a stuntperson and military technical advisor on show’s and movies like “Boomtown”, “The Closer”, and “Rules of Engagement”. But it was his love and knowledge of comedy movies and television as a kid, and many years working on production sets that would lure him into screenwriting an ultimately writing and directing as a whole.
In 2008, Mr. Gerald, got his first feature movie directorial opportunity with a suspense drama he co-wrote, entitled, “Unchained Melody”. Since then he has directed and produced music videos, television commercials, short films, and a non-scripted TVseries. In 2018 Michael became co-owner of a new production company entitled 5Picture Films.
Mr. Gerald most recently completed his second book, “Pugilistica”, a book about the history of boxing and the need for a universal pension and health plan for the sport. He is currently writing his next feature comedy screenplay entitled, “Extreme Therapy”, and has begun production on the Pugilistica documentary based on the book.
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by Michael Gerald
Pugilistica explores the history of modern prize fighting and why it is time for a universal pension and health plan for professional fighters to assist them with medical and financial aid long after they retire from the sport and the injuries start to take their toll.
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