"Michael Dufays is definitely one of the best directors that I have been able to work with. His attention to detail is matched by no other. He asks his actors to delve deep into the text but he never leaves them there. He goes along on the ride with them and makes sure that the actor has a deep and solid understanding of the text. His ability to keep the room light and playful only helps to provide a safe place for the actors to work. He definitely knows how to get his actors to where he needs them to be and does it gently and with class. He's an actor's director and most importantly he becomes an actor's friend who just wants the same thing the actor does. "
Actor, Red Sky 2012
This was a web trailor I was asked to Direct for Adrienne Kress for her new book. I had never directed a project before let alone used green screen, but once I had a first draft screenplay and a shot list done it turned out to be was an amazing learning experience that I would do again in a heartbeat. Here is the finished project.
The Friday Society - Trailer
Now, for reasons out of mine and Adrienne's hands, I lost creative control of this trailor after this 1st rough cut you see above. I wished I had input in the final product but I am excited to share where I had originally wanted this to go. Enjoy roughing it!
Friday Society II - The Rough Cut!
"I first met Mike playing opposite him and getting to know him as a fellow company member and was instantly struck by his natural generosity and playfulness. So of course this filtered through his approach as a director. I appreciated the trusting environment Mike created for us to work in and loved that he had an understanding of how the actor works...He was able to figure out what we needed as individual performers and I felt an instant two-way communication with him. He would make sure I understood him and allowed for us to try all our possible options. Even under the time constraints we were able to accomplish what was necessary and I felt a wonderful sense of preparation for our first performance. He knows the actors brain and knows that there's nothing better than enjoying the process. I would be thrilled to have him as a director in the future and couldn't recommend him more."
Actor, Singer, Dancer , Red Sky, Native Earth, Nightwood Theatre