Michael Biggam is the founder of CereProds and an industry professional with over 20 years of experience in acting and production in film, theatre, television and commercials. Biggam began his acting career career in 1995, age 13 playing the role of Benjamin in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolored Dreamcoat. Biggam then joined the North West Players group in England where they performed a number of Shakespearean plays including The Tempest, where Biggam played Ferdinand. His first work in production was as studio runner at Granada TV's Manchester studio in 2002. After a year of intense learning of the entire production process, from concept to development, production to distribution, Biggam was very fortunate to have been involved in television at a time of great technological change, which afforded him knowledge and experience of a wide range of production processes and techniques, importances and requirements.
Of primary interest to Biggam was the post-production environment coupled with location and studio legwork. Biggam admires the mechanics of film making, as is such a flow of actions, triggered and responsive in terms of the individual production and its unique aspects. After studying that form for the best part of ten years as a floor runner moving on to freelance assistant director, he had the great privilege to work with outstanding talents in the UK television drama and auteur film production industry. Productions include The RTS and DGGB Award Nominated Early Doors directed by and starring Craig Cash, the original Shameless UK TV show with James McAvoy, Jane Austen TV adaptation Mansfield Park with Billie Piper and Michelle Ryan, the Academy Award winning film The Kings Speech and Route Irish, directed by Ken Loach.
In the UK his career spanned over a decade, in which time his experience along with his thirst for greater challenges and opportunities grew.
In 2009 Michael moved to Beijing where he worked as a journalist for JIN Magazine, and radio host for Tianjin PBS broadcasting in Tianjin, China and Queensland, Australia. For his Tianjin show he played an eclectic range of music and conducted interview both in studio and externally with local people and businesses, creating a snap shot of life in the second tier city and broadcast to an audience of over 4 million listeners. He then took charge of the marketing department for a boutique investment firm in Beijing for four years. As his career developed he worked at ServicePlan Asia and CRM Factory where he wrote copy, proofread large content and recorded voice over work for clients such as BMW, Shell and Porsche. Biggams' love of the written form as a tool of creation grew and he ramped up his writing work substantially, writing comedy, poetry and fiction, alongside his professional journalistic and copywriting assignments. He began working the stand up clubs of Beijing where he practiced a crudely unconventional comedic style.
As a director Michael has a number of short films shot in locations from Manchester, UK to Beijing, China, and is currently seeking investment for his debut feature film Sugarfields in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Biggam is also the creator of The Adventures of Arnold T. Foetus & Friends and director of the short films including Blood: Money and We Were F(r)iends.
As a writer Biggam recently completed his debut novel, and has been signed to to publish on Grim's Emporium Publishing House. He has also been commissioned by Hull Media Entertainment, LLC as scriptwriter and director of an action film project intended for production in 2017. Since arrival in Puerto Rico, Biggam has built a solid network of industry professionals and equipment facilities and uses this knowledge and integration to assist visiting productions as Line Producer. Clients include IMG Media, Worldwide Underground, Channel 5 UK, Thompson Burk and Al Roker Entertainment.