Michael T. Workman is a filmmaker and artist working in documentary film, installation, video art, and sculpture.
He began his documentary film career at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival where he has worked as the Senior Programmer since 2014. He received his B.F.A. in Art and B.A. in Media Arts Filmmaking from the University of Montana in 2015.
Workman is interested in using documentary film to examine the nuances of people and society, to foster a deeper appreciation and understanding of complex and challenging subjects. His latest documentary, From Parts Unknown is a felt exploration of storytelling, masculinity, violence, and trauma in post-industrial America through the lens of an underground professional wrestler. The film follows Jesse “Madman” Manson who found the brutality and storytelling of backyard wrestling to be his only outlet to cope with immense trauma. From Parts Unknown screened in competition at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest and many other festivals. The film won the Stand Out Jury Award at Northwest Filmmakers' Festival in Portland, Oregon.
His first documentary An Anonymous Rebellion, premiered at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in 2010. His short documentary Constructed Situations won the Best Film Grand Jury Award for the Audience Awards Art Montana competition. In 2015 he was selected as one of the 25 Under 25, an award that recognizes 25 Montanans under the age of 25 that are shaping Montana through their work and leading social change.
Workman is also the former Artistic Director of Total Fest a DIY music festival in Missoula, Montana, this passion for independent music has led him to direct music videos for artists like Izaak Opatz and Nicholas Merz.