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Michael Betts

(he/him/his)
Chief Creative Officer, kidSweater Design Group, Ltd.
Durham, NC US
Available for Freelance
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DOCUMENTARIAN o AURAL HISTORIAN o RECORDING ENGINEER o EXPERIENCE CURATOR o SOUND DESIGNER

About

Michael Anthony Betts II (he/him/his) is a Durham, NC based documentarian, podcaster, sound designer, and assistant professor in UNC-Wilmington's Film Studies Department whose work centers on Black & Brown bodies and their existence in white space. A 2011 UNC alumnus, Betts completed his MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts at Duke University in 2020. Notably, Michael designed for playwright Howard Crafts The Miraculous and the Mundane, Sonny Kellys one-man show, The Talk, and Haunted. Betts produced the audio version of Dr. LeRhonda S. Manigualt-Bryant New York Times op-ed, "My Mother Is Busy Getting Ready To Die." Betts also assisted on her award winning film short death.everything.nothing. Most recently, he collaborated with John Biewen's Scene on Radio Podcast to produce Echoes of a Coup about the Wilmington 1898 Massacre and Coup de'tat its impact on the world today. Current projects include: Mike Wiley Productions' Parallel Lives, Tiffany Albright's Keepsake; Dorian Gomez Pestaña's Refugio; a collaboration with death row inmate Michael J. Braxton (@RromeAlone) on an album and audio memoir; Christopher Everett's Grandmaster and Wilmington on Fire II; WilmingtoNColor's Tour 360 Video Project; and a collaboration with Eboni Johnson & Barry Thornburg on Black Nerdom. He is supported and inspired by his partner Carmen, their almost-three-year-old, Xaris, and puppy, Maya.