Michael McCanne was born in the San Francisco Bay Area and holds a Master’s Degree in Cultural History from Goldsmiths University of London. He was a 2017 fellow at Tent: Creative Writing at The Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA, a 2018 resident at the Mount Lebanon Residency in New Lebanon, NY, and a 2020 fellow at the New Jewish Culture Fellowship. His work has been exhibited by KN Gallery: Berlin, the Jewish Museum of Maryland, High Tide Gallery, Eastern State Penitentiary, Asian Arts Initiative, and Atelier FAS Gallery.

In 2020, Michael received a grant from the Wave Farm/NYSCA Media Arts Assistance Fund to complete his first film A Minor Figure, a collaboration with Jamie Weiss. The film was selected to premiere as part of the 2021 edition of Documenta Madrid and as part of Curtocircuito International Film Festival, MiradasDoc, and Prismatic Ground.

With Nate Lavey, he is the producer of the podcast series Foreign Agent, distributed by Novara Media.

Contact {at} michaelmccanne {dot} com


Some press/interviews

Maeve Higgins, American lens on The Troubles remains all too relevant today,The Irish Examiner, June 19, 2022

How the Irish Became Based, The Antifada Podcast, June 2022

James Hansen, Prismatic Ground Year Two: Documentary Waves, Filmmaker Magazine May 4, 2022

A Minor Figure, Amy Egan on RTVE English, September 30, 2021