Michael Haussman is an award-winning writer, director and artist.
He has just directed the feature film Rajah, starring John Rhys Myers, based on the true story of James Brooke, who fought against his country of Britain, to become the king of Borneo. James Brooke was the inspiration behind Kippling’s The Man Who Would Be King and Conrad’s Lord Jim and Heart Of Darkness.
Michael Haussman’s anthology series,“Do Not Disturb, which he created, wrote, directed and produced with Jude Law was officially selected for Cannes Series Festival 2019.
His music videos have won several awards, including six MTV Video Music Awards and a Museum of Modern Art Award. They feature such artists as Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Chemical Brothers, and Kanye West. His award-winning ad campaigns include Levi’s, Diesel, Absolut, Bulgari, BMW, Yves Saint Laurent, Guinness, and more.
Past films include: Rhinoceros Hunting In Budapest, starring Nick Cave, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival; Blind Horizon, starring Sam Shepard; The Unsinkable Henry Morgan, which also premiered at Sundance Film Festival; and The Audition, which premiered at The Venice International Film Festival. Haussman has won six international film festivals.
Michael Haussman’s most recent art exhibition, Gravity, premiered at Los Angeles Pacific Design Center, and was chosen by L.A. Weekly, “…as top three of the ten best art exhibitions in LA…” Gravity was presented at Berlin Art Week and Cannes InOut Exhibition. As a painter, Haussman’s solo art show Naturales, featuring large-scale matador and bull paintings (ink on paper), premiered at the Desoto gallery in Los Angeles and New York Scope Art Fair.