Michael Bud

Producer | Director | Ruby’s Choice

Michael Hamish Budd is an Award-winning Australian film Actor, Director and Producer. Best known for playing Esmael, alongside Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) and Sigourney Weaver in The Cold Light of Day A film also starred Bruce Willis. Michael originally grew up in the eastern suburbs of Sydney. His first break on a motion picture came when he was asked to body double and stand-in for Laurence Fishburne on Matrix 2/3- After working on the production for over 200 shoot days and paying the utmost attention to the process, the director’s Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski saw something in Michael and cast him as Zion Controller.Michael became fascinated with acting and filmmaking styles. After travelling the world for years, he landed then studied in London, where he was mentored under a second generation Meisner tutor (Scott Williams). The teachings of William Ball after graduating from the Meisner technique with the Impulse Company in 2010 he played on stage in works of Chekhov and Shakespeare, and Mamet plays. In 2012/13, he directed and produced and Starred in “Love of my Life”, a Horror/ Thriller alongside Logie winner Peter O’Brien and Diarmid Heidenreich. On the 9th of November, it premiered at the 2013 second annual Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival in Oregon, U.S.A. The film went on to win Best Horror/Thriller at the festival.The “Love of my Life” was sold on April 29, 2014, VOD release with Gravitas Ventures to 100 million homes across the USA. And has sold to many countries throughout Europe. Michael completed “Life of the Party”, which had its American premiere September 24, 2018, at the Arena Cinelounge, Hollywood, CA Life of the Party the screenplay was picked up by the Oscars Foundation to display in the Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences for the permanent Core Collection. and in May 2017 he completed “Enter Sanctum” for a 2019 release in 2020 Michael Completed as Director and Producer Rubys Choice starring two times Golden Globe winner Jane Seymour OBE. Michael is fast proving himself the be one of Australia’s leading independent filmmakers.