ABOUT MICHAEL GALLAGHER
Michael Gallagher is a writer/director in Los Angeles, CA.
In 2009, Gallagher founded the hit YouTube comedy channel Totally Sketch, gaining over 1.2 million subscribers and half a billion views. This led him to become the Co-Founder and creative executive of Maker Studios, the world's largest digital talent network.
In 2014, Maker sold to Disney for $675 Million Dollars.
Gallagher transitioned into directing feature films in 2012 with the teen horror film SMILEY starring Caitlin Gerard, Shane Dawson and Keith David. The film received a theatrical release through AMC Independent and went on to gain a cult following. To this date, thousands of people continue to dress up as "Smiley" every year for Halloween.
In 2015, Gallagher co-founded the production company CINEMAND with fellow producers Jana Winternitz & Michael Wormser. Through Cinemand, Gallagher has co-written, directed, and produced three feature films: the dystopian action thriller THE THINNING starring Logan Paul & Peyton List for Legendary, the mockumentary comedy INTERNET FAMOUS starring Shane Dawson for Lakeshore, and the up-coming dark comedy FUNNY STORY starring Emily Bett Rickards. INTERNET FAMOUS was acquired by Netflix and released in June 2016. THE THINNING was bought by YouTube Red and released in October 2016. FUNNY STORY is an Official Selection at the 2018 Slamdance Film Festival and will premiere this January in Park City, Utah.
Most recently, Gallagher finished principal photography on THE THINNING: NEW WORLD ORDER starring Peyton List and Logan Paul. Gallagher produced, co-wrote and directed the sequel under his Cinemand banner for Legendary & YouTube Red.
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Evan Silverberg // Management 360
Ali Barash // United Talent Agency
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