about me

My name is Michael Mittelstaedt, I am a filmmaker, educator, father and writer/director of Chasing Daylight.  For the past ten years I've had the pleasure of serving as the Director of the Motion Picture Arts Division at Interlochen Center for the Arts, translating my professional work of producing and directing in Chicago to imagining and creating a film school for talented young artists, a mentor and "executive producer" to nearly 150 short films.  Mittelstaedt was recently appointed by the governor of Michigan to the Michigan Film Commission Advisory Council in November of 2015.