Michael T Vollmann


Cleared for takeoff.

 I wear headphones too much.

I wear headphones too much.


After beginning my career in Los Angeles editing 'side-splitting' television shows for HBO, MTV, CBS and 20th Television, I came to my senses and moved back home to where the biz was really happening: Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Surprisingly, it has actually worked out.

I most recently edited the feature doc The Blood is at the Doorstep, which premiered at the 2017 SXSW film festival. Before that I directed the documentary short The 414s: The Original Teenage Hackers which was acquired by CNN Films after premiering at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. To top it off, Wolf Blitzer and I have become total BFFs.

Previously, I edited the ESPN 30 for 30 short MECCA: The Floor That Made Milwaukee Famous and DP’d the feature doc The Jeffrey Dahmer Files, which premiered in competition at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival, became a New York Times Critics’ Pick, and was acquired by IFC

In 2013, I reigned as Milwaukee’s Filmmaker-in-Residence when my narrative short Before You won the Cream City Cinema Award at the Milwaukee Film Festival. No pageant crowns or swimsuit competitions were required to win. That said, I still probably would have won.

Currently, I am Senior Editor at About Face Media and the proud father of the most gifted and talented daughters anyone has ever produced. Suck it, other parents.

Here's some photos I took :