Name: Michael Andrew Arce

Bio: I am a film student studying at New York University, originally from San Diego, CA. I was raised in a poor family where one of our only outlets were watching films. I fell in love with film after watching movies made by Charlie Chaplin and finding out that he came from an even worse situation than me and still made it. I want to make films that will help those that want comfort in unfortunate situations. I want people to know that they are not alone in their struggles and hope to challenge the way people perceive each other and the world around them. Ultimately, I just want to bring the stories that I always had in my head as a child to life and share them with everyone.

Fun Facts: I write/perform my own music and was the lead singer and guitarist of a band in high school called The Tramps. I am die hard baseball fan and root every year for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Favorite Films: Charlie Chaplin's The Kid, City of God, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Boyz n the Hood, Mean Streets

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Instagram @mike.thetramp