About Flux Capacitor
Like many of us, director/producer Michael Manasseri has a strong connection to 1980’s classic films. But for Michael, this connection runs deeper than most.
As a young actor, Michael starred with “The Coreys” (Corey Haim and Corey Feldman) and Heather Graham in the 80’s teenage comedy, License to Drive. In the 90’s, Michael played the lead role in the USA Network television series, Weird Science, based on the 1985 John Hughes comedy about two teenage nerds who create a genie on their computer.
During the four year run of the series, Michael received a remarkable filmmaking education from the likes of the show’s Executive Producer, John Landis (Animal House, Trading Places, Coming to America), and numerous award winning directors, producers, editors and visual effects artists at Universal Studios Hollywood where the show was based.
In the early 2000’s, Michael began his behind the camera career. He served as a producer on the comedy, Dirty Love, which premiered at the 2005 Sundance International Film Festival. In 2008, Michael co-directed and produced the highly acclaimed independent horror film, Babysitter Wanted. That same year he worked with television icon, William Shatner, producing William Shatner’s Gonzo Ballet.
In 2009, Michael relocated to Metro-Detroit to be closer to his immediate family and founded local production company, Made in Michigan Entertainment (MIME). Over the past five years, MIME has brought Hollywood productions to Michigan, produced national commercial campaigns, worked with world-renowned musical artists and forged relationships with international filmmakers.
As the company outgrew it’s regional moniker, Michael reached back into the pantheon of 80’s classics for inspiration and thus, Flux Capacitor Studios (aka Flux Cap) was born.
In 2015, Michael directed the Storyboard Entertainment/Flux Cap co-production, The Pickle Recipe starring Academy Award nominee, David Paymer, Sex and the City’s Lynn Cohen and comedian John Dore – The family comedy premiered at the 2016 Santa Barbara International Film Festival and is currently enjoying a successful run on the domestic film festival circuit. The Pickle Recipe opens theatrically in select cities in late 2016.. The Pickle Recipe was written by former advertising executives Sheldon Cohn and Gary Wolfson.