Michael Reisinger started POLY|C to make experimental videos and films. Always pushing the envelope with mind-bending, high concept, often hallucinogenic visuals, Michael's work has been featured in the Palm Springs ShortFest, Vimeo Staff Picks, VICE, Adobe, Pitchfork, NPR and Behance. His feature screenplays have placed in the Nicholl Fellowship, BlueCat, ScreenCraft, Scriptapalooza and Slamdance screenwriting competitions.
Michael attended the U.S. Naval Academy and served overseas for six years. He pivoted his military experience into corporate information security, where a group of like-minded nerds taught him how scary the online world really is. He graduated with distinction from Art Center College of Design's graduate film program.
Michael's influences include all electronic and ambient music ever produced; 1980s and 1990s anime; the highly underrated films of Wayne Wang; the screenwriting style of Alex Garland; the visual precision of Jonathan Glazer; and most especially the Blue Ant novels by William Gibson.
The name "POLY|C" comes from one of Michael's feature screenplays, which placed in the 2012 Nicholl Fellowship. In the story POLY|C is a fictional advertising and marketing agency known for exploiting under-appreciated artists and content creators.
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