Michael Budd’s breakout feature film Love Of My Life, a thriller starring Logie Award winner Peter O’Brien has recently won Best Horror / Sci-Fi at the Mt Hood Film Festival, and has also sold to Gravitas’ Video On Demand Network – delivering it to 100 Million homes across America. This film demonstrates Michael’s bold vision for commercially viable, artistic films to be produced in Australia.
Michael Hamish Budd (born July 2, 1974, Sydney, Australia) is an Australian film actor, director,and producer. Love of my life was his feature directorial debut. In the past he has appeared in many Hollywood films, he is best known for playing Esmael, alongside Henry Cavill and Sigourney Weaver in The Cold Light of Day (2012) and playing the Zion Controller in The Matrix Reloaded (2003).
Michael studied in London where he was mentored under a second generation Meisner tutor (Scott Williams) and the teachings of William Ball. After graduating from the Meisner technique with the Impulse Company in 2010 he played on stage in works of Chekhov and Shakespeare and Mamet plays. Michael’s interest in the film-making process as a whole flourished, making short films himself and also commissioning projects for Westminster Arts Library.