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Apr 10, 2014

About Me

Born and raised in New York City, Michael Pope is an award-winning, self-taught filmmaker and multi-media artist.

He claims an eclectic collection of life experiences that fuel his creative work. From a childhood of dyslexia, truancy and urban exploration through a widely varied career track including crop harvester, phone sex operator and owner of a bike messenger company, Pope’s lifelong adventures have proven to be a unique training ground for his film making.

As auteur of the experimental feature film/event: NEOVOXER, Pope has received The Tanne Foundation Award for outstanding achievements in his field. He is a research grant recipient from the Experimental Television Center, providing funding for “unique talents in electronic image making”, and has received additional support and resources from Mobius Center for Experimental Art in All Media and The Cloud Club (Boston).

Pope has shot, cut and directed many music videos for long-time collaborators The Dresden Dolls, as well as directing their first live concert/documentary dvd and numerous multi-media events under the Dresden Dolls banner. Pope also directed the music video series “Who Killed Amanda Palmer: A Surrealist Mini Mystery” in conjunction with the album and book release of the same name. He has made videos for Ben Folds, Gene Dante & The Future Starlets and many other bands. His music videos are in international rotation including MTV, LOGO and RAGE and have seen premieres on People, Spin, Jezebel and Pitchfork websites.

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Director: Film/Video
"SYNEMATIKA" - Currently in production
"The Old & The New" (2009)
Bony Lil's Creation and Distraction (2007)
Live: In Paradise (2005)
Neovoxer (2004)
Palace Hotel (1992)
Sacred Nation (1990)

DIRECTOR: Music Videos
"My Mockingbird" Count Zero 2011
"Map of Tasmania" Amanda Palmer 2011
"A Madness to His Method" Gene Dante and The Future Starlets 2009
"Night Lies" Bang Camaro 2009
"C Star" Gene Dante and The Future Starlets 2008
The Who Killed Amanda Palmer video series 2008.
Produced by BriAnna Olson.
The series includes an intro, finale with credits, and bridges between these videos:
"Guitar Hero" Amanda Palmer 2008
"Strength Through Music" Amanda Palmer 2008
"The Point of It All" Amanda Palmer 2008
"Runs in the Family" Amanda Palmer 2008
"Ampersand" Amanda Palmer 2008
"Astronaut" Amanda Palmer 2008
"Night Reconnaissance" The Dresden Dolls 2008
"Second Cousin" The Steamy Bohemians 2007
"Learn to Live With What You Are" Ben Folds 2006
""Backstabber: The Dresden Dolls vs. Panic! at the Disco" The Dresden Dolls 2006
"Sing" The Dresden Dolls 2006
"I Want You Now" Fluttr Effect [15] 2004
"Coin-Operated Boy" The Dresden Dolls 2004
"Girl Anachronism" The Dresden Dolls 2003

Link To Music Videos