Michael Goodier captures real situations, the mundane; a friend packing up his apartment to move, or, as in his film The Searchers, he documented another friend driving from the East Coast to the West. We expect documentary films to be one way and Hollywood cinema to be another. We do not expect them to overlap, and when they do strange things can happen. In this way Goodier plays with the viewers' adapted ideas of cinema. He creates films out of everyday situations, situations that we can actually relate to, without the sensational fantasy that Hollywood cinema most often constructs.
Born in Rhode Island, Michael Goodier moved to California in 2002 where he currently resides in Oakland. He received his MFA in New Media from California College of the Arts and his BA in Film Studies at Rhode Island College.