- Policy of Truth, directed by Nick Demos and featuring two amazing actors (Stephen Kunken and Nicholas Wyman) is premiering at the LA Indie Film Festival on 3/8.
- 'Time to Kill' just won the top award at the 2014 SoCal Film Festival and also received a nomination for Best Cinematography.
- Influx magazine on 'Time to Kill' : "Superb Cinematography for digital and the director made excellent use of one location. This one is one of the top three in the festival."
- Michael has been filming with Writer/Director Bret Easton Ellis on an upcoming project. Look for more details soon.
- Michael just wrapped production on his second B&W feature film: 'Guys Reading Poems' - starring Patricia Velasquez, Alexander Dreymon and Lydia Hearst. It is among the first feature films to be photographed with the Red Monochrome camera.
- Time to Kill premiered to a full house at the PSIFF.
- Early press for 'Guys Reading Poems', the B&W feature Michael will be filming this summer.
- Loredana, ESQ just finished it's first season on Sundance TV. Michael DP'd episodes 2-6 of the six part hour-long show.
- Deadline Hollywood announces production on the Sundance Channel TV Series that Michael DP'd.
- Lance Bass and Pauley Perrette are interviewed about 'Jenny' and 'Tale of Two Dads' on the OMG! Morning Show here. (Lookout for the BTS footage of Michael at work).
- Pauley Perrette promotes 'Jenny' and 'Lovechanginghistory.com' on the Queen Latifa show here. (Scroll down the bottom and click the image of Pauley for the clip.)
- Huffington Post featured the AT&T/Trevor Project films that Michael filmed for Lance Bass, Pauley Perrette, and Mark Taylor here and here and here.
- VideoInk on the Discovery Testube series 'Fail Lab' that Michael photographed: "Fail Lab is beautiful in its production... Unique and completely immersing... Fail Lab is a winner"
- Outfest 2012: Michael Marius Pessah is one of 2012's Five In Focus, recognized as one of "the next wave of exciting talent behind the camera."
- "The way it's shot is gorgeous. It's as good a short as you'll find in the SciFi genre." Chris Garcia, Amazing Stories Magazine on A Conversation about Cheating with my Time-Travelling Future Self. Winner, First Place, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Competition 2012 RIIF.
- Michael DP'd the 2012 campaign for Pfizer Inc. that recently won both Telly and Questar awards for Jetpak Productions.
- 'Machinima Presents: Zoochosis' is featured in the February 2013 Fangoria.
- 'How to Ice a Cake... Nude' is written up in Huffington Post, Buzzfeed and Jezebel.
- 'City Parking' is an official selection for AFI FEST 2012.
- 'No Love Lost' is a Best Cinematography Nominee, Shockfest 2012
- Recent acclaim for Joshua Tree, 1951 :
" Be prepared to swoon. Shot in glorious black-and-white, [JT1951] might be Outfest 2012’s most ravishing film (special kudos to cinematographer Michael Marius Pessah)." --The Advocate
"Sharp lensing which includes Super 16 and Super 8 color accents, leads a solid indie craft package" --Alissa Simon, Variety
"Alluringly slick" --Neil Young, Hollywood Reporter
"Shot in exquisite black and white...the movie is art...mesmerizing and sexy." --David Weigand, SF Chronicle
"The black and white cinematography, by Michael Marius Pessah, is breathtaking" --Jessica Baxter, Film Threat"
Cinematographer Michael Marius Pessah's talents are on are evident display with lustrous B&W compositions" --Michael Guillen, The Evening Class
"Michael Marius Pessah delivers inspired photography... the overall texture is reminiscent of the sumptuous grey scales seemingly coaxed out of the film by the storied and late lamented James Wong Howe." - Robert Kenneth Dator, Film International
"A lyrical re-imagining...mesmerizing." -- Gillian Gear, Examiner.com
"[JT1951] is th e most gorgeously stylized, luminously shot film in [Outfest]. It's so beautiful, it's tempting to jump in through the screen." --Gary M. Kramer, Frontiers