Michael Gleissner

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Michael Gleissner
Born Michael J. G. Gleissner
Regensburg, Germany
Nationality German
Other names Mick Gleissner
Ken Arden
Citizenship Philippines
Occupation Entrepreneur
film producer
film director
Website Official website

Michael J. G. Gleissner (born in 1969 in Regensburg, Germany) is an entrepreneur, film producer, director, screenwriter, and actor.



In 1989 Gleissner launched his first e-commerce company[1] Telebuch (Tele Book) in Regensburg, co-founded with Christian Jagodzinski.[2][3] In 1996 he served as managing director of the ABC Book Service office in Florida.[4] In 1998, Telebuch and its subsidiary ABC Book Service GmbH were acquired by Amazon.com,[5] after which Gleissner served two years as vice president of their US Operations.[6][7] Gleissner also started the hosting company "WWW-Service GmbH" in Germany which was later acquired by Verio (later NTT).


In 2001, Gleissner moved several of his companies to Asia, among them Bigfoot Communications and Cleverlearn Inc. In 2002 he began Bigfoot Entertainment to finance and develop video productions for various Market.[8][9][10] He applied for Philippine citizenship in 2006.

Gleissner currently claims to be a property developer in Southeast Asia and the United States along with developing entertainment projects under the Bigfoot Group of companies.


Gleissner's credits include executive producer, actor, and photographer on numerous films and video productions. Irreversi marked Gleissner's directorial debut, produced in both English and Mandarin simultaneously filming two versions with separate casts.[11]




  1. ^ Mehta, Stephanie N. (8 June 2006). "Hollywood, South Pacific-style". CNN Money. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Mobiltelefone – Einfache Bohrung (German)". Der Spiegel. Spiegel Online. 19 March 1990. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Cassidy Flanagan (21 May 2007). "The Joy of Renting a Super-Expensive Villa". Business Week. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Internet-Telefonie befindet sich am Scheideweg (German)". Computerwoche. 11 April 1997. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "Amazon übernimmt ABC-Bücherdienst (German)". Golem. 29 April 1998. Retrieved 4 March 2011. 
  6. ^ Peter Elstrom (26 March 1998). "Telecom's New Trailblazers – Packets". Business Week. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  7. ^ Marcel Rosenbach (10 January 2000). "Butler im Netz (German)". Der Spiegel. Spiegel Online. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  8. ^ staff (29 July 2005). "Hollywood in Cebu?". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  9. ^ Landreth, Jonathan (2 November 2010). "Bigfoot Entertainment Expands, Launches Distribution Company". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  10. ^ "Mondo Magic Cebu". Teamasia. 7 February 2007. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  11. ^ "First Dual-Language Film and Cast in Production". KEYT. 28 March 2006. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 

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