BIOGRAPHY


Michael’s impressive design credits include the award winning “Boys Don’t Cry” for which Hilary Swank won her first Oscar, “You Can Count on Me” starring Laura Linney and Mark Ruffalo, “A Home At The End Of The World” based on Pulitzer prize winning author, Michael Cunningham’s book starring Colin Farrell and Robin Wright, “AugustRush” with Robin Williams and Freddy Highmore and “Copout” staring Bruce Willis.

Michael Shaw settled in New York City after studying painting, sculpture & film at the Rhode Island School of Design (BFA cum laude). While constructing scenery by day to support his fine art career by night, one of Michael’s first design jobs; a short film titled “THE ROOM” won top prizes at Cannes, Sundance and MOMA in 1993. Once bitten, Michael realized Production Design was the perfect career to mold all his creative interests under one roof. Consequently, Michael approaches every film as an artist.

Michael’s television credits include the first two seasons of the highly acclaimed series "BILLIONS" for Showtime, the first three seasons of the highly acclaimed Netflix show “ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK” and the first three seasons of “THE BIG C” staring Laura Linney for Showtime as well as over 75 commercials.

He has just completed the first season of "Lodge 49" a new show for AMC.

Michael lives in Nyack, New York in an 1868 house overlooking the Hudson River with his wife, producer Jill Footlick.


 

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