Michael Minard is a second-generation filmmaker attending Columbia University’s world renowned graduate film program. Alongside his producer, Meg Wechter and post-production supervisor, Eduardo Cohn, Michael wrote and directed Soundstage 116 which was selected as the 2013 Columbia Film Festival’s trailer. The trailer was featured in the festival as well as the year’s Best of Columbia DVD that was distributed throughout the film and TV industry. A former undefeated Golden Gloves boxer, you can find him in his free time, working the heavy-bag. And when Michael is not accumulating black eyes, he's enjoying everything New York City has to offer.