Michael T Vollmann

Filmmaker

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THE BLOOD IS AT THE DOORSTEP

2017 91MIN  |  EDITOR

OFFICIAL SELECTION SXSW, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER CRITICS PICK, AUDIENCE AWARD MILWAUKEE FILM FESTIVAL, BEST DOCUMENTARY MONMOUTH FILM FESTIVAL, RON TIBET EXCELLENCE IN FILMMAKING AWARD INDIE MEMPHIS FILM FESTIVAL, BEST EDITING SIMA AWARD

The Blood is at the Doorstep chronicles a family's fight for justice after Dontre Hamilton is shot 14 times and killed by a Milwaukee Police Officer. Offering a painful, yet hopeful glimpse inside a movement born out of tragedy.

"An urgent report from the frontlines of an American Crisis" - The Hollywood Reporter

MOTHERS FOR JUSTICE

2015 10MIN  |  EDITOR

AJ PLUS, ALJAZEERA AMERICA

After her son Dontre Hamilton is shot 14 times and killed by a Milwaukee police officer, Maria forms Mothers for Justice to rally women across the nation to bring their demands to Washington, DC.

THE 414s: THE ORIGINAL TEENAGE HACKERS

2015 12MIN  |  DIRECTOR
 

CNN FILMS, SUNDANCE, HOTDOCS, AFI DOCS

The 414s tells the story of a group of Milwaukee teenager hackers who gained notoriety in 1983 when they broke into dozens of high-profile computer systems, including the Los Alamos National Laboratory - a classified nuclear research facility.

MECCA: THE FLOOR THAT MADE MILWAUKEE FAMOUS

2014 14MIN  |  EDITOR
 

ESPN 30 for 30

In the 1970's the city of Milwaukee hired an artist to paint the Bucks' floor. More than 30 years later, Bucks fan Andy Gorzalski puts his family's credit card down for $20k to protect this iconic symbol of the city's history.

THE JEFFREY DAHMER FILES

2012 80MIN  |  DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
 

IFC, SXSW, NY TIMES CRITICS' PICK

Jeffrey Dahmer's grisly murders of 17 people in 1991 shook Milwaukee to its core. This critically acclaimed documentary gives voice to a detective, a medical examiner, and a neighbor who came face-to-face with Dahmer and deftly intermingles their stories with archival footage and everyday scenes from Dahmer's life.


FIELD REPORT: I AM NOT WAITING ANYMORE

2013 4MIN  |  EDITOR
 

NPR'S ALL SONGS CONSIDERED

From NPR All Songs Considered First Look:
"...a moving and wrenching tale of sin and redemption, as a physically and emotionally battered homeless man attempts to get his life together."

BEFORE YOU

2013 4MIN  |  DIRECTOR
 

WINNER MILWAUKEE FILMMAKER-IN-RESIDENCE AWARD, GOLDEN BADGER AWARD WISCONSIN FILM FESTIVAL

A spirit of Malickian wonder permeates this poignant and lyrical tribute to the stories that parents pass onto their children.

I'M GOING TO LOVE YOU

2013 2MIN  |  EDITOR
 

WINNER TELLY AWARD

A love letter to our hometown, Milwaukee. "I'm Gonna Love You Until The Day I Die" by Bennie Cole and his Brother of Soul, released on the local MKE label Raynard in the early '70s.

PSYCHOPATH

2014 2MIN  |  EDITOR (TRAILER)
 

A garbage man in Oklahoma struggles to fulfill his life long dreams of building a haunted house them park.