Michael Coleman is an accomplished actor, director, filmmaker, and writer. But despite his success, he chose to be actively involved with a lot of charities and communities. Much of his advocates were a result of his survival of a couple of life-threatening illnesses.
Currently, Michael is involved with his own production company that he calls Rebel West Pictures. He’s got several projects in the wings. Some are soon to be released while others are starting production shortly. Michael serves as the principal partner, producer, and writer for most of the projects of the production outfit.
Venturing into Acting Schools
Michael realizes that today’s generation has more educational opportunities to pursue acting after high school than he did before. Back then, the only options were universities and prestigious theater schools. While these institutions may still exist they can only offer classic training. Today’s world is more creative and it will be difficult for them to achieve their goals if they don’t have an outlet for exactly what it that they want to accomplish.
The mode of teaching acting back then is very different from what Michael had in mind. Before, aspiring actors were given education only if they don’t see themselves doing anything else. It is as if acting was merely a hobby and that nobody should expect money from pursuing it.
That’s the thinking that Michael wanted to change when he opened his first acting school. Aspiring actors shouldn’t be told that they probably won’t make any money acting and the only consolation is that they’ll be better persons because of it.
Michael believed none of that because he saw a lot of actors making money. That’s when he quit university and instead sought the right people who can serve as his rightful teachers. He found successful people in the film industry who were more than glad to share their experiences and knowledge with him. All the things that he learned have been replicated into the schools that he ran. Michael is proud to say that some of his students have landed roles in shows like Riverdale, Letterkenny, and Supernatural, among others.
A Typical Day for Michael Coleman
For Michael Coleman, every day is a great opportunity to be creative. So he tries to do so for 365 days. He is a believer of the human potential and if it is combined by the arts, craft, and a well lived life, then it’s easier to form habits that would help you achieve goals.
Michael has daily habits that he commits to, and he has to do it whether he feels like it or not. Whenever he feels that he can’t do that habit he always asks himself if what he’s doing now is more important than what he should be doing instead. He’s talking about wasting life on Netflix or social media instead of honing your craft so you can be a much better individual with a higher sense of joy.
He learned that thinking with his dad, and he is teaching it to his two daughters right now. He teaches the same with his students at the institute as well. He makes a list for the rest of the week and makes sure that he follows it to a tee.