Visual Artist -- Film Director

  • An Introduction...

    "A writer needs a pen, an artist needs a brush,

    but a filmmaker needs an army." -- Orson Welles


    "We are like the spider. We weave our life and then move along in it. We are like the dreamer who dreams and then lives in the dream. This is true for the entire universe." --- David Lynch


    "Action is the foundational key to all success."

    -- Pablo Picasso

  • FILM

    Films written and directed by Michael Okum

    Expressway To Your Skull (2015)

    A Psychedelic Horror Thriller

    "Expressway To Your Skull is a Great Film" -- HorrorSociety.com

    "A Cut Above Most In The Slasher Game" -- FamousMonsters.com


    A short mysterious and erotic horror tale of a young woman who has an intense, transformative encounter with a vampire in an old building.


    Recently Completed and in the "Film Festival" Submission Process

    Online Release Date TBD...

    TERMINAL (2010)

    A short experimental film


    Winner of Best Experimental Film -- Los Angeles Underground Film Festival 2012.



    -- Mission Statement --


    A Film Production Company devoted to the full-scale production of narrative, experimental, and fine-art films in feature length and short form as well as commercial and music video short content.


    At present, Mad Wolf Productions is the sole proprietorship of Writer-Director-Producer Michael Okum. As founder and creative mind behind all production, Michael’s films have played around the U.S. in cities as diverse as New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Portland as well as internationally in Sidney, Australia.


    Throughout 2015 "Expressway To Your Skull" was shown in film festivals around the US and finally in Fall of 2015 it was distributed by Brain Damage Film and Circus Road Films. "Expressway To Your Skull" is currently available for rental or purchase on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon On Demand, and Vimeo On Demand. You can also purchase DVD copies via expresswaytoyourskull.com.




    Michael Okum is an award winning independent filmmaker and visual artist born and raised in New Jersey. He studied fine art painting, sculpture and multi-media at Tyler School of Art gaining a BFA in Painting in 2002. After moving to California to pursue filmmaking and art he studied Writing and Directing at Art Center College of Design from 2008 to 2010 where received his MFA.


    Please fill out the following form to contact Michael Okum -- or --
    email him directly at michael.okum@gmail.com 

    To contact Michael about a film project email him at mad.wolf.productions@gmail.com.

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