|Michael J. Arbouet|
|Born||Michael Jean Arbouet
April 15, 1971
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||film director, producer, screenwriter, editor, cinematographer|
|Spouse(s)||Cheryl Russell-Arbouet (1999–Present)|
|Mad Prodigy Productions|
He formed his own film production company Arbo Pictures in 2000 and since then he has produced and directed low-budget films. Arbouet broke in to the film industry with the award winning film short he directed and produced called New York Minute. This was followed by Serial, a film he produced with his brother Kevin Arbouet, Larry Strong and Alan Spindel.
He teamed up with New York native and writer Richard Signorelli on the picture, How To Grow a Fig Tree (2007), An urban coming of age movie set in the Brooklyn/Queens area with an Italian backdrop. The film went on to win the Accolade Competition for Best Short film.
Arbouet has also appeared as an extra in the film I Believe in America (2007) and in the film The Girl in the Watermelon (1993) Michael was also featured in Portraits in Dramatic Time (2011) The new work from artist David Michalek presented as part of the 2011 Lincoln Center Festival at Lincoln Center.
- 2004 : New York Minute Director, Screenplay
- 2005 : Falling Director
- 2007 : 4000 Director
- 2007 : I Could Have Been Five Feet Director
- 2007 : How to Grow a Fig Tree Director
- 2007 : Serial by Larry Strong and Kevin Arbouet Executive Producer
- 2008 : Last Day of Summer by Vlad Yudin : EPK Cinematographer
- 2011 : Portraits in Dramatic Time by David Michalek Actor
- 2012 : The Night Never Sleeps by Fred Carpenter Actor
- 2013 : Send No Flowers by Fred Carpenter Producer
- 2013 : Police State by Kevin Arbouet Actor
- 2014 : Cigarette Soup by Damian Voerg Actor
- 2015 : The Bistro Director, Screenplay
- Michael Arbouet at the Internet Movie Database
- New York Times story on Long Island International Film Expo (from 2005)
- Filmmakers.com story on How To Grow a Fig Tree (from 2007)
- Maximum Movies story on Cross the Line (film) (from 2006)
- Filmmaking Focus story interview with Michael J. Arbouet (from 2006)