Michael Scotto has worked as a writer, director, producer, and production manager on over twenty short and feature films, videos, and pieces for television and theater. His play Three Ways to Tie a Noose received a workshop production at Carnegie Mellon University’s 2007 New Works Festival. He has also written several works for television. His short, The Shredding Party, appeared on Pittsburgh’s local PBS affiliate, WQED, in 2006. Another piece, Taking Sly Apart, premiered as part of an hour-long program on WQED in 2007.In 2004, he directed a feature-length film, When Tyrants Kiss, which premiered at the Three Rivers Film Festival in Pittsburgh, PA. Other films he has either produced or managed have appeared in film festivals on three continents. He is currently the author of a series of children’s books, known collectively as the ‘Little Lincoln Reading Series’. The books began publication in the Spring of 2008. Mr. Scotto is a two-time recipient of the Schubert Fellowship at Carnegie Mellon University. He earned his M.A. in Literary and Cultural Studies there in 2005, and also received his M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing there in May of this year. He currently resides in Pittsburgh with his wife.
Michael Scotto was awarded a Screenwriting grant at Carnegie Mellon in 2007 for Mortal Coil