Michael Vollmann | Editor

TRUTH TO POWER

(Feature Documentary, Tribeca Film Festival 2020) In 2001, the band System Of A Down partnered with music producer Rick Rubin to record their sophomore album. Against all odds, and during one of the most painful and precarious months in American history, the album Toxicityskyrocketed up the Billboard chart and catapulted to […]

Boys State

(Feature Documentary, Winner SUNDANCE Grand Prize 2020) Strap up your saddle and get ready for a wild ride. Boys State is a political coming-of-age story, examining the health of American democracy through an unusual experiment: a thousand 17-year-old boys from across the state of Texas gather together to build a […]

Red, White & Wasted

(Feature Documentary, Premiere Tribeca Film Festival 2019) “The Florida Project” captured one kind of poverty in the shadow of Disney World; “Red White & Wasted” depicts another. Embedding in a culture where the term “redneck” is used proudly, the documentary follows the family of Matthew Burns, who, with the nickname […]

The Yes Men: SHARE THE SAFETY

(Television Pilot, 2018) For almost two decades, the Yes Men (Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno) have been pulling off hilarious political actions that make global headlines. In this pilot episode for a potential television series, The Yes Men take on gun control. Directed by The Yes Men Editors: Michael Vollmann & Matt Prekop […]

The Blood is at the Doorstep

(Documentary Feature, 2017, Premiere SXSW) The policeman who killed Milwaukee resident Dontre Hamilton in April 2014, in a public park in the middle of the day, shot him 14 times. He wasn’t the first cop to approach Hamilton as he dozed in the downtown park — others had been there […]

The 414s

(Documentary Short, 2015, Premiere SUNDANCE) This short documentary premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, and tells the story of the first widely recognized computer hackers — a group of teenagers who gained notoriety in 1983 when they broke into the pentagons computer systems. Director: Michael Vollmann Producer: Chris Thompson Editor: […]

Mecca: THE FLOOR

(Documentary Short, 2013, Premiere ESPN “30 for 30”) The rust-belt city of Milwaukee, WI, used public funds to commission an eccentric, openly-gay artist Robert Indiana to paint the Bucks basketball floor in the 1970’s. But after the Bucks moved across the street to the newly constructed Bradley Center, the MECCA […]