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I See You

Two senior lovebirds share romance in a hospital ICU.

Director - Michael Carnick

Michael Carnick is a screenwriter and playwright from San Diego, California.

In 2005, while studying Theatre and Dance at UCSD, Michael was unanimously voted for first place at the Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards. He was the first undergrad to ever receive this prestigious award. While attending UCR for his MFA in Creative Writing for the Performing Arts, Michael was selected as a Finalist for the Kennedy Center ACTF Region VIII New Play Festival two years in a row.

In 2015, Michael independently produced a feature film based on his Goldwyn award winning script “Who's Driving Doug”, starring RJ Mitte as the titular Doug. “Who's Driving Doug” is semi-autobiographical and centered on personal events from Michael's life. The film was sold to Netflix for online streaming rights in 2016. It made its theatrical worldwide premiere at the Santa Barbara Film Festival. In 2018, Michael directed and wrote the independent TV pilot “Manny Fantasma”, which premiered at the Santa Monica Film Festival on December 8th, garnering the Emerging Director Award. It has since screened at over a dozen festivals worldwide, picking up several awards, including the Los Angeles Film Awards' Best Web/TV Pilot. In 2019, Michael helmed his first narrative feature film as writer and director. Now titled ”The Forbidden Wish”, the film was picked up by Conduit Now for distribution, and is slated for a Spring 2021 release.

Michael was born with a rare physical disability which confines him to an electric wheelchair. His work is often centered around the themes of disability awareness and the human experience of being a minority. He often highlights disability, LGBTQ+, and race inequality using empathy and deep self reflection of the united human spirit.

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