Michael Barringer is a freelance filmmaker, educator, and writer living in Brooklyn.
At MRY he worked as in-house Director of Photography and Editor. As the agency became the social AOR for Hulu, Michael worked within limited production budgets and tight deadlines, handling all aspects of production to bring engaging content across Hulu's social channels. He also shot and edited video content in a wide variety of styles for Pop Tarts, Five Guys, Stub Hub, Aflac, Audible, Walmart, and more. In addition, he has freelanced at agencies Decoded and Interrogate, editing and developing advertising pitches.
His narrative film work has garnered recognition from various film festivals and arts organizations. Backsiders (writer/DP/producer), a short film supported by a residency from Barn Arts Collective, was featured on NoBudge and nominated Best LGBTQ Film at the 2019 Queens World Film Festival. The Entitlement (cinematographer) was awarded Best Feature Screenplay and Best Crime Drama at the 2018 Manhattan Film Festival, and was an official selection of Indie Street Film Festival. He directed the proof-of-concept for the web-series, Cloister F*cked, whose creators, Ryann Weir and Claire Rothrock, were selected for the 2018 Sundance YouTube New Voices Lab.
As an educator, he currently teaches screenwriting and production at ESRA International Film School in New York City, and he is pursuing an MFA in directing at CUNY's Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema.