Michael Roud's fascination with art, photography, and motion pictures (particularly headshot, fashion, and advertising photography) began during childhood. Michael still takes this sense of enthusiasm, passion, and determination into all of his work.
Michael's self starter mentality and passion for photography and directing influenced him to found Aloha Media Productions, in 2005. Aloha Media Productions got off to a swift start with Michael's documentary, commercial, and narrative filmmaking taking him to such locations as Indonesia, Japan, Vietnam and the various Hawaiian Islands. Michael Roud's film and photography work is distributed world-wide.
Since moving to Los Angeles in February of 2007, Michael Roud has contributed his skills as a photographer and director on three feature films, numerous music videos and shorts, and a television pilot. He is also one of the creators and creative directors of the reality television show, Rise Up. Michael Roud wrote and directed the dark comedy, entitled Black Cadillac, which premiered in July 2011 at the LA Shorts Fest, and is currently in the festival circuit, recently playing at the Costa Rica International Film Festival. In September, Michael directed two music videos, one of which became YouTube's #1 Most Viewed Video of the Day, and both went on to have over a million hits within two days of their release, making the artist, Viennie V, an instant international sensation. In March Michael Roud will be on a reality television show airing on the Lifestyle Network which showcases his photography.
Michael Roud feels fortunate to have had the opportunity to both photograph actor headshots, editorial campaigns, and film such talents as Jessie McCartney, Brandon Routh (Superman Returns), David Carradine (Kill Bill II, Kung Fu), Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs), and Grammy Award Winner George Kahumoku, to name a few. Currently, Michael Roud resides in North Hollywood, California and is working full time as a cinematographer and photographer. His portrait, fashion, and commercial photography studio is located in North Hollywood, California. To see more of Michael's commercial photography and directorial work please visit www.mroud.com
Michael Roud enjoys working with talent in a fun and creative atmosphere, from high profile celebrities to up and coming talent. He feels truly thankful for where he is today.