Michael Giampa

Sessional Instructor

Office: FA 231

Phone: +1.250.721.7314

E-mail: mgiampa@uvic.ca


Areas of Research & Creative Activity

Screenwriting, film.


Michael Giampa is a graduate of the “Video-Clerk-Turned-Professional-Screenwriter” School. Top placement in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the Oscar folks) Nicholl Fellowship secured him literary representation and his first paid writing gig over a decade ago.

Since then he has penned several produced features (including Johnny Tootall starring Adam Beach) and been optioned or commissioned to write over twenty more. Michael is also active in the film/writing community – having published in Script magazine, story consulted on feature films (including The Colony, starring Laurence Fishburne), and participated as an invited guest in the Whistler Film Festival’s Master Class Series, Victoria’s CineVic Society, and the Professional Writers Association of Canada.

He recently secured the film rights to Howard O’Hagan’s acclaimed Canadian adventure novel Tay John and has several screenplays in pre-production (including Throwing Thumbs, with Stephen Fry’s Sprout Productions and an A-list director in Los Angeles).

Michael currently looks next to the production aspect of film with the launch of his own company – Drawing Fire Filmworks – to develop in-house projects as well as acquire others. 


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