Award-winning writer, director and artist Michael Haussman arrives at VANDAL having recently helmed the feature film RAJAH, starring John Rhys Myers. The film is based on the true story of James Brooke, the inspiration behind Kippling’s The Man Who Would Be King and Conrad’s Lord Jim and Heart Of Darkness.

Michael’s music videos have received multiple honors, including six MTV Video Music Awards and a Museum of Modern Art Award. They feature such artists as Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Chemical Brothers, and Kanye West. He has directed award-winning ad campaigns for Levi’s, Diesel, Absolut, Bulgari, BMW, Yves Saint Laurent, Guinness, and more.

His anthology series, DO NOT DISTURB - which he created, wrote, directed and produced with Jude Law - was officially selected for Cannes Series Festival 2019. Past films include: RHINOCEROS HUNTING IN BUDAPEST, starring Nick Cave, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival; BLIND HORIZON, starring Sam Shepard; THE UNSINKABLE HENRY MORGAN, which also premiered at Sundance Film Festival; and THE AUDITION, which premiered at The Venice International Film Festival. Michael has won six international film festivals.

Michael’s most recent art exhibition, Gravity, premiered at Los Angeles Pacific Design Center, and was chosen by L.A. Weekly for inclusion in the “top three of the ten best art exhibitions in LA…” Gravity was presented at Berlin Art Week and Cannes InOut Exhibition. As a painter, Haussman’s solo art show, Naturales, featuring large-scale matador and bull paintings (ink on paper), premiered at the Desoto gallery in Los Angeles and New York Scope Art Fair.