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TIVA Peer Award in 2017 – Best Public Relations and Marketing
Nominated at French Embassy for Best of DC
TIVA Peer Award in 2013 – Best Internet Commercial (Fireman)
TIVA Peer Award in 2013 – Best Promotional Video
TIVA Peer Award in 2013 - Silver Internet Commercial (Accountant)
TIVA Peer Award in 2013 - Silver Internet Commercial (Directing Category) (Accountant)
Death of a Nation Awards Below:
Winner Directors Circle of Shorts “Best of Genre” 2011
Winner “Golden Eagle Award” CINE 2011
Winner “Best in Show” Best Shorts Competition 2011
Winner “Best Short Film” Indie Fest 2011
Official Selection New York City International Film Festival 2011
Official Selection Atlanta Short Fest Film Festival 2011
Official Selection New Hope Film Festival 2011
Official Selection Washington, DC Independent Film Festival 2011
Official Selection New York New Filmmakers Film Festival 2011
Winner “Honorable Mention” Los Angles Movie Awards 2010
TIVA Peer Award in 2010 - Best “Classic” Commercial
Winner - Silver “Classic” Short Film ITVA Peer Award in 2010 TIVA Peer Award in 2010 - Silver “Classic” Commercial
TIVA Peer Award in 2009 - Winner of Festival (Best of DC)
TIVA Peer Award in 2009 - Best Commercial (Career Builder)
TIVA Peer Award in 2009 - Silver Commercial (Quaker Oats)
TIVA Peer Award in 2007 - Best Commercial (Bud Light)
The Visions Film Festival 2007 Short Format Winner (Bud Light)
The Visions Film Festival 2007 Long Format Winner
NuReel.com Film Festival 2007 Winner
Young Panavision Filmmaker Award
Nominated for the Princess Grace Grant
Nominated for the Kodak Grant
1st Place, NuREEL Film Festival, (2 minute preview), in Oakland, CA
Director of the Month, D.C. ONE Magazine Nov./Dec.
Michael Pollak is a Senior Creative Professional with over 26 national awards in multiple categories including network broadcast commercials, film production, multimedia, digital media and video production. Michael is a proven team leader who is passionate and results-driven. He brings a successful career in storytelling, brand strategy, project management and content development for high-profile clients. Michael enjoys collaboratively executing innovative and complex projects to advance mission-critical initiatives. He brings an entrepreneurial, engaging spirit and extensive experience as a team builder and strategic thinker with a demonstrated track record of establishing profitable and sustainable relationships with client, partners and project stakeholders.
In total, Michael has produced a myriad of proposals and budgets, while winning numerous contracts. In total, he has created well over 350 visual, digital, live stream and multi-media projects; including working on both non-traditional and traditional advertising, marketing and social media campaigns.
Michael's clients have included Bud Light, Career Builder, Deliotte, The World Bank, CSC, Hewlet Packward, Macys, Honeywell, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Morgan Stanley, Quaker Oats, Health & Human Services (Obama Care) and several other corporate, non-profit and motion picture clients.
Furthermore, Michael has extensive experience in conducting high profile interviews. In total, he has conducted hundreds of interviews, from past and present Politicians, Fortune 500 CEOs, Administrators, Educational, Non-Profit Leaders and Man on the Street interviews that have resulted in paid and earned media across the country.