Making Media Now

Michael Rossi Does It All

May 21, 2021

On episode #28 of Making Media Now, host Michael Azevedo speaks with award-winning filmmaker Michael Rossi. 

Michael Rossi has spent the last twenty years producing, directing, shooting, and editing national programs for public television. In 2012, he received an Emmy Award for his work as Coordinating Producer of the children's engineering series Design Squad. 

He also received a 2020 Webby Award for his work as producer, director, and editor of Stories from the Stage, a live, storytelling series in its fourth season on PBS. 

His production credits for American Experience include: Building the Alaska Highway; The Gold Rush ; We Shall Remain, a five-part television series and multimedia project on Native American history; The Rise and Fall of Penn Station; The Bombing of Wall Street; and The Race Underground. 

Most recently, Michael produced, wrote, and directed Mr. Tornado, a one-hour American Experience film about famed severe weather expert Tetsuya Theodore Fujita, which had a national PBS broadcast in May 2020. 

Making Media Now is sponsored by Filmmakers Collaborative, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting media makers from across the creative spectrum. From providing fiscal sponsorship to presenting an array of informative and educational programs, FC supports creatives at every step in their journey.


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