Originally from Perth, Western Australia, Michael has worked extensively in Australia, Asia, Europe and North America, receiving numerous awards for Direction and Cinematography.

Known for his diverse and evocative work, Michael draws from his cast risky and honest performances that connect powerfully with audiences.

In 2006, he began developing his first feature film Men's Group in collaboration with Producer John L. Simpson.

Michael Joy and John L. Simpson are delighted to present the world premiere of Men's Group at the 37th Rotterdam International Film Festival, 2008.