Feature-Film Editor & Assistant Professor at DePaul University's School of Cinematic Arts
Michael X. Flores attended the University of Southern California, where he received a Master of Fine Arts in Cinema-Television Production. While studying at USC, Michael was awarded several scholarships including the John Frankenheimer Directing Scholarship for merit in directing and the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts Entertainment Scholarship.
He was also selected to participate as a fellow in Film Independent’s Project Involve, during which time he was personally mentored by Jeffrey Blitz, director of the Academy-Award-nominated documentary Spellbound (2002). After graduating from USC, Michael worked as an assistant editor on several films including Tamra Davis’s documentary Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (2010), which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and Bess Kargman’s documentary First Position (2011), which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
In 2011, Michael edited Nick Broomfield’s documentary Sarah Palin: You Betcha! (2011), which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, and has since edited several films including Lisa and Laura Wilson’s documentary Last Will & Testament (2012), which was executive produced by Roland Emmerich; Kimberly Bautista’s documentary Justice for My Sister (2012), which won Best Documentary at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival; Eve Marson's documentary Dr. Feelgood: Dealer or Healer? (2015), which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival; and Tommy O'Haver's biopic The Most Hated Woman in America (2017), which was produced by Netflix and premiered at South by Southwest. Most recently, he edited the Showtime documentary, Love Mean Zero (2017), that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.