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Director Profile: Michael Caulfield


Occupation: Producer/Director/Writer/Composer

Michael Caulfield's (Producer/Director/Writer) work includes musicals, documentaries, dramas and feature films. His professional career began as a musical director and resident composer of the Independent Theatre in Sydney, Australia, then later for Australia's Pageant Theatre in Education. His composing talents were used extensively for commercials, films and television series including composing and directing Festival Chorale Works in three Australian states.

He then wrote and directed an Australian Broadcasting Commission TV series, Wayzgoos, and docu-dramas The Secret Discovery of Australia and Lawrence of Arabia: The Master Illusionist. Caulfield was performance director for the acclaimed Australian feature films Storm Boy and The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith and for children in the feature film My Brilliant Career. He later directed his own feature, Fighting Back.

In 1989, Michael produced The Great Wall of Iron, a four-hour documentary about the People's Liberation Army of China and winner of the George Peabody Award. His work during the 1990s includes the Emmy Award-winning Submarines: Sharks of Steel, a four-hour documentary series for The Discovery Channel and Time/Life and the documentary specials The Space Shuttle and Flight Over the Equator for The Discovery Channel. He followed these with two series of the 13-episode television drama Fire for The Seven Network in Australia.

In 1997, Michael wrote, produced and directed Africa's Elephant Kingdom, an IMAX® film for The Discovery Channel (released worldwide in April 1998). In 1999-2000, he produced the eight-hour award-winning television series Australians At War through his Sydney-based company, Mullion Creek Productions.

Caulfield is also the author of three children's books.

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