A native St. Louis Missouri resident, Michael Brakemeyer is currently an unpublished writer with a degree in Media Communications, engaged with cinema and how that art form has evolved, influenced and mirrored cultures throughout the world.  He is also a champion of films that may otherwise go unnoticed and are currently underappreciated.

Currently working on a novel, he also spends time supporting the True/False Film Festival (which highlights documentaries from around the world) held yearly in Columbia Missouri and the locally owned art-house theater, Ragtag Cinema.  It is a firm belief that cinema (fiction and non-fiction) is the art form that can bring together new ideas and new paths within our world.