The first film, Twin Falls Idaho, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 1999 to critical acclaim. Subsequently, Jackpot was named winner of the 2001 Independent Spirit Award's John Cassavetes Award, given to the best feature made for under $500,000, as well as the 2001 Seattle International Film Festival's New American Cinema Award; and Northfork, starring James Woods, Daryl Hannah and Nick Nolte, was an official selection of the 2003 Sundance Film Festival and garnered rave reviews.
The Polish Brothers directed the music video for the hit single Sunrise, from Duran Duran's latest album, and created five original short films that will be seen on the legendary pop band's upcoming DVD. They were also commissioned to create two TV spots for international insurance giant Aegon.
Recounting their artistic rite of passage for aspiring moviemakers everywhere, Mark and Michael Polish have written The Declaration of Independent Filmmaking, a practical guide to writing, shooting, editing, scoring, promoting, and distributing short and feature films, which was recently published by Harcourt.
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Michael Polish Facts
|Occupation||Director, Producer, Writer|
|Birthday||October 30, 1970 (47)|
|Birthplace||El Centro, California, USA|