Michael Langan (born Providence, RI 1984) is an American film director. He grew up in Montgomery, Alabama, where he began his artistic career as a professional stage actor, and is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design.
Langan's first short student film, Snail, premiered at Ann Arbor Film Festival in March 2007 and went on to screen at a number of film festivals. His thesis film, Doxology, has received widespread acclaim, garnering fourteen awards at over eighty film festivals worldwide.
Langan's films typically involve technical experimentation, resulting in works that reinterpret time and images to create unique observations of familiar subjects. Bizarre situations and surreal sequences appear frequently in his films. He is known for his use of the experimental animation technique, pixilation.
Slamdance Film Festival commissioned Langan to complete a film under five minutes in 2008. The resulting film, Dahlia, which premiered at the festival the following year, has since screened at film festivals across the globe. The film is a three minute portrait of San Francisco, Langan's home at the time, featuring a musical score composed by the filmmaker.
- Heliotropes (2010)
- Dahlia (2008)
- Doxology (2007)
- Snail (2005)
- "Biography for Michael Langan". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2010-01-17.
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- "Awards for Michael Langan". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2010-01-17.
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- "Michael Langan - Doxology and Dahlia". spoileralertradio.linsyn.com. Retrieved 2010-01-17.
- "Dahlia on IMDB". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2010-01-17.
- "Official Website of Heliotropes". Langan Films. Retrieved 2010-11-06.