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Michael I Schiller

Michael I Schiller

Creative Director

Biography

Michael I Schiller is an Emmy Award-winning producer and director whose work spans animation, radio and documentary film.

“The Dead Unknown,” a video series he directed about the crisis of America's unidentified dead, earned a national News and Documentary Emmy Award, national Edward R. Murrow Award and national Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award.

His 2015 animated documentary short film “The Box,” about youth solitary confinement, was honored with a video journalism award from the Society of Professional Journalists’ Northern California chapter, a San Francisco International Film Festival Golden Gate Award and a New Orleans Film Festival special jury prize, and it was nominated for a national News and Documentary Emmy for new approaches.

Schiller was one the producers of the pilot episode of the Peabody Award-winning Reveal radio show and podcast. He continues to regularly produce audio documentaries for the weekly public radio show, which airs on over 450 stations nationwide. Schiller is based in Reveal's Emeryville, California, office.

Articles

Left for Dead

The mystery of Mountain Jane Doe

In this episode of Reveal, an exhumation of an unidentified woman decades after her stabbing death leads to a series of revelations about who she was and why she might have been killed.

Apr 1, 2017
Criminal Justice

Graphic novel: The Box

This graphic novel tells the story of Ismael “Izzy” Nazario and the time he spent as a teen in solitary confinement in New York City’s Rikers Island jail. This story is based on an investigation by The Center for Investigative Reporting and was created using transcripts from interviews with Nazario.

Jun 19, 2014
Environment

Video: Toxic Trail

Follow Toxic Jo as he explains the long road hazardous waste takes as it is transported across the U.S. for treatment and the dangerous chemicals that get released during the process.

Mar 17, 2014
Criminal Justice

Video: The Box

Every year, thousands of teens are placed in solitary confinement cells in juvenile halls, jails and prisons nationwide. This animation tells the story of Ismael Nazario and the time he spent in solitary confinement in New York City’s Rikers Island jail.

Mar 4, 2014