Michael Oblowitz is a South African filmmaker who has directed and produced a number of critically acclaimed movies and videos. Born in Cape Town, he is a Fine Arts and Philosophy graduate of the University of Capetown and holds an M.A. in Film from Columbia University. He was involved in New York’s No Wave subculture. His early fine arts short films have been shown in the Whitney Museum’s No Wave Cinema series, as part of a tribute to the innovative work of filmmakers and artists in Manhattan’s Lower East Village.