Michael Cuesta

Director, Screenwriter, Producer
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Born: 07/07/1963 in Bronx, New York, USA

Filmography

Director (12)

The Frankenstein Code 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Director

Kill the Messenger 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Elementary 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

Homeland 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

Roadie 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Blue Bloods 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Director

Tell Tale 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

True Blood 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

12 and Holding 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Dexter 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

Six Feet Under 2002 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

L.I.E. 2001 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (2)

12 and Holding 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

L.I.E. 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (1)

L.I.E. 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Relationships

Gerald Cuesta Production Assistant

Brother
Collaborated on the films "L.I.E." (2001) and "Roadie" (2011)

Michael Cuesta

Father
Worked in partnership with Michael Schrom in own firm Griner, Cuesta & Schrom

EDUCATION

School of Visual Arts

New York , New York

Milestones

2014

Releases critically-acclaimed drama "Kill the Messenger," based on a real-life 1980s incident.

2012

Directed pilot and several episodes of CBS mystery series ″Elementary″ starring Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes.

2011

Directed the pilot and several episodes of the Showtime drama thriller "Homeland" with Claire Danes; also executive produced

2011

Returned to directing features with the drama "Roadie"; also co-wrote with brother Gerald

2007

Helmed the CBS TV-movie "Babylon Fields," co-written by his brother Gerald

2006

Directed several episodes (including the pilot) of the Showtime crime drama "Dexter"; series starred "Six Feet Under's" Michael C. Hall

2006

Directed sophomore feature "Twelve and Holding"; nominated for the John Cassavetes Award (Independent Spirit Awards)

2002

Directed several episodes of the HBO drama "Six Feet Under"

2001

Feature film directorial debut "L.I.E"; chosen for the Dramatic Competition for the 2001 Sundance Film Festival; also co-wrote screenplay with brother Gerald and Stephen M. Ryder and served as one of the producers

1995

Began writing script for what eventually became his feature debut "L.I.E."

1992

Made transition to filmmaking, shooting tabletop work for the now-defunct London-based Jennie & Co.

1979

During summers worked in Puerto Rico as a newspaper intern and photojournalist for El Nuevo Dia in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Attended School of Visual Arts in NYC

Raised in Dix Hills, NY

Opened own photography shop, Michael Cuesta Studio; shot print commercials for clients like Coca-Cola and Dupont

Worked as a photographer's assistant

Shot numerous commercials

After six months, moved to A+R New York

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