About the Founder of the Immernet
Like most good things, it all began with a twinkle of the eye in the '80s...
Michael Immerman is an LA-based filmmaker with a diverse background in film, television, and advertising. Most recently, Michael's 2016 short film WASTE-LAND screened at the Portland Film Festival and Orlando Film Festival, among others. His screenplay "Art Brut" won 3rd Place in Cinequest Film Festival's 2015 Screenplay Competition.
In 2014, inspired by his (unhealthy) love of dachshunds, Michael created and directed "Dachshund's Creek," a shot-for-shot remake of the popular 90s teen drama, "Dawson's Creek," which starred wiener dogs instead of teens. The video immediately became a viral hit—garnering over 650,000 organic views in the first week, and received numerous press mentions, including from TIME, Buzzfeed, HuffPost, plus a tweet from Dawson himself, aka James Van Der Beek. The video was also named a prestigious Webby Award Honoree.
Michael has directed and edited commercials for clients such as: YouTube, Google, J.C. Penney, NBC, Sour Patch Kids, VitaminWater, A1 and PayPal. Additionally, he directed a well-received foodie web series titled "Animals Eating Animals," the Vimeo Staff Pick series "What Are You Doing Tonight?," and numerous other music videos, shorts, and documentaries. He created two successful blogs, and has written the occasional piece of erotic fiction for Penthouse Letters.
Michael earned his B.F.A. in Film and TV Production from NYU where his thesis film, Wash Me Clean won accolades as a top finalist in the First Run Film Festival.