In 1995, Michael Yurinko stepped out of the gate swinging with his first screenplay "Plainfield" placing as a semi-finalist in both the Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting and the Chesterfield Screenwriting Competition.
Instead of film school, he took out a personal loan and went on to write and direct the short film "Retrospect". Michael continued writing screenplays while directing regional TV commercials under his production/advertising company Gage Films and directing a weekly regional TV show called "Valley Home Shopping". After winning multiple awards for his commercial work, he focused on writing and directing "Fading", his first feature film. “Fading” gained critical praise during its theatrical run and played in several film festivals and can be purchased on Amazon.com.
Michael worked as the assistant director on the hit TV documentary show "Forensic Files" which is distributed to 140 countries. During this time he penned his next screenplay "For the Love of Jade" which went on to win 1st Prize in the Fade In Awards and place as a semi-finalist in the Nicholl Fellowships - top 100 out of 6000 scripts.
His next project was the emotional and heavy-hitting psychological horror film “ENTITY” starring Holt Boggs, Nick Mancuso, Brandon Slagle and Fred Doss. This film is currently being released by Origin Releasing with global DVD and VOD sales.
Holt Boggs (Entity, Sin City 2, Sons of Anarchy) started his acting career over 18 years ago for no other reason than 'it looked like fun'. That 'fun' idea turned into Holt's passion when he attended a two year conservatory program in Dallas. Holt quickly stacked up credits, but was unhappy by the work being offered to him, so in 2001, he co-wrote, produced and starred in his first feature film, "The Prodigy".
"The Prodigy", a dark and gritty crime-drama, gained a world-wide cult following and became a critical and financial success.
Since then Holt has gone on to star in several other feature films, including Michael Yurinko's "ENTITY" in which Holt co-produced. Shortly thereafter, Yurinko and Holt decided to partner together to develop, seek out and produce a variety of new projects for Screengage.
Holt's acting site: www.holtboggs.com
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