Michael Pope

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Michael Pope
Filmmaker and multimedia artist Michael Pope on set
Born Michael Somervell Pope
(1963-09-27) September 27, 1963 (age 51)
New York City, New York, United States
Occupation film director, producer, screenwriter
Years active 1994 – present
Website www.michael-pope.com

Michael S. Pope, (Born in Manhattan, New York) is an award-winning underground filmmaker and multi-media artist best known as auteur of the feature Film/Event: Neovoxer.

Neovoxer is an experimental, non-dialogue feature film, accompanied by a live performance of its musical score and sound effects. Pope was director as well as a writer, actor, editor, and composer of the project. With this, he spearheaded the volunteer efforts of over 200 artists and artisans. Neovoxer was the first film by an American director to screen at the P1: International Biennial in the Czech Republic (2004)

His work has received recognition and support from The Tanne Foundation,[1] The Experimental Television Center,[2] Mobius Group for Experimental Work in All Media,[3] and The Cloud Club as well as critical acclaim from numerous publications and online film sites.

In 2008, Pope traveled to Tehran as part of cross-cultural artist project "Send My Love To Iran"[4] founded by BriAnna Olson

In 2009, Pope was commissioned by the Boston Pops to create a new film piece. for their New Year's Eve show by Amanda Palmer. The film The Old & The New[5] starred Jeremy Geidt and his wife.[6][7]

His commercial credits include director/cinematographer/editor of music videos for Ben Folds, The Dresden Dolls, Gene Dante and The Future Starlets, Fluttr Effect and The Steamy Bohemians, as well as director/editor of the documentary "A Life in The Day of The Dresden Dolls" and The Dresden Dolls concert DVD "Live: In Paradise".


Born and raised in New York City, Pope is a self-taught filmmaker. He claims an eclectic collection of life experiences that fuel his creative work: a childhood of dyslexia and truancy and a widely varied career track as bike messenger, house painter and phone sex operator have proven to be the training ground for his film making.

He made his first films on Super8 when he was 7 years old.

Director: Filmography[edit]

  • "The Old & The New" (2009)[5]
  • Bony Lil's Creation and Distraction (2007)
  • Live: In Paradise (2005)
  • Neovoxer (2004)
  • Palace Hotel (1992)
  • Sacred Nation (1990)

Director: Music Videos[edit]

Fine Art: Exhibitions[edit]

  • College Med: Journal Showcase (2009)
  • 31 Grand Gallery (2008)


  1. ^ "Open Mind//Open Heart/Passion///Creativity/Freedom Of Expression///Spirit". The Tanne Foundation. Retrieved 2012-05-25. 
  2. ^ "etc home | The History Project". Experimentaltvcenter.org. Retrieved 2012-05-25. 
  3. ^ http://www.mobius.org/mobius_home.php http://www.mobius.org/mobius_home.php
  4. ^ BriAnna Olson. "Send My Love to Iran". Sendlovetoiran.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2012-05-25. 
  5. ^ a b Michael Pope (2013-08-06). "The Old & The New". Vimeo.com. Michael Pope. Retrieved 2014-02-19. 
  6. ^ http://www.bso.org/bso/mods/perf_detail.jsp?pid=prod3500019
  7. ^ Bryce Lambert (2010-01-02). "Amanda Palmer and the Boston Pops". Boston lowbrow. Retrieved 2012-05-25. 
  8. ^ http://www.fluttreffect.com

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