Michael Lauter began making short Super8 films at the age of ten. After completing his BA from the University of Colorado at Boulder, he directed & photographed a handful of short 16mm experimental films, including the underground cult favorite Mallsoleum (1995).
In 1996 Michael directed, Body Gulch (1997), an austere Neo Noir, which was later awarded 'Best Experimental Feature' at the 1997 Denver Underground Film Festival.
Having taught himself music composition at the age of fourteen, Michael has scored selected music cues for his films. His film & music background caught the attention of the recording industry; In 2002 the electronica record label Obliq Recordings commissioned Michael to produce 16mm film loops and music videos, accompany their artists' repertoires. This collaboration was known as the "Obliq Optik" project and the 16mm triptych version was exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver.
At the 2008 Denver Underground Film Festival, Michael Lauter was recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to underground filmmaking.
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