A graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Arts, Michael Muntz has enjoyed an
extensive acting career on stage and television. His first television role was playing series regular Dr Cris Kouros in the top rating Australian programme A Country Practice, followed by lead roles in the series Farewell to Song Bay and Bay City. Michael has also performed guest roles in TV drama series such as Sea Change, State Coroner and Time Trax.
In 2003, Michael stepped behind the camera, producing and directing the Australian re-enactments for Catalpa, Escape From Fremantle, a US documentary about the rescue of six Irish Fenians from Fremantle prison in Western Australia in 1876. He then directed and co-produced the documentary
Saving Andrew Mallard, (co-produced with Artemis International) which screened on ABC Television in 2006. The film was nominated for a Walkley Award and won Michael the Outstanding Achievement in Direction Award at the WA Screen Awards.
A follow-up documentary Every Family's Nightmare (co-produced with Prospero Productions) won a Gold Remi at the prestigious World Fest Houston Film Festival and was screened on SBS in 2010.
In 2014 Michael scored a media coup in persuading former prosecutor Lloyd Rayney to speak to him exclusively for his documentary THE LLOYD RAYNEY STORY (co-produced with Artemis International). Rayney’s trial for the murder of his wife Corryn was described by the Australian media as “The Trial of the Decade”. The 90 minute program was screened by Channel 7.
Michael has also directed segments for the BBC series Medical Mavericks, featuring Perth’s Nobel Laureates Professor Barry Marshall and Dr Robin Warren, and for the ABC’s Catalyst series.
In between documentary projects, Michael produces, directs and films corporate promotional films.