Michael Tolajian, acclaimed filmmaker, has been crafting stories his entire life. He joins the LIFE WITHOUT LIMITS podcast with Yogi Roth to discuss the storytelling process—ranging from the creation of the story to the collaboration of all of those involved.
In a candid conversation, Michael, once an Economics major, shares how much he enjoys ‘pressing play’ when a film is completed and that the process to becoming one of the worlds most talented filmmakers is done with discipline, desire and an limitless love for sharing stories.
Currently the Senior Coordinating Producer of Original content at the Pac-12 Network, Michael created and currently directs the documentary series THE DRIVE, which has followed each Pac-12 football team and coaching staff since 2012. Taking fans inside the helmet and headset, THE DRIVE has become the standard in college football filmmaking.
Michael is often known for writing/directing/producing the 30 for 30 documentary ONCE BROTHERS, which follows the friendship of Drazen Petrovic and Vlade Divac amid the backdrop of the fall of the Soviet Union. He shares that his path logging NBA games, learning how to create features for NBA’s Inside Stuff & his time at USC Film School taught him the structure necessary to tell a story that moves viewers.
If an aspiring storyteller, current filmmaker or fan of gripping content listen as Michael takes you for a short ride along his creative path.