Michelle Mower is a writer, director, producer and independent film distributor. She most recently directed the teen dramedy “The Never List” which was released theatrically in the U.S. in December 2020. Her debut feature “The Preacher’s Daughter,” starring Andrea Bowen (“Desperate Housewives”) premiered on Lifetime Movie Network (LMN) on August 31, 2012. The premiere garnered the highest ratings of any movie on LMN for the year and launched a franchise of “preacher” themed films for the network, as well as a reality series. Michelle has since written and directed two more TV movies for Lifetime.
In addition, Michelle is president and CEO of Imagination Worldwide, an international sales and distribution company based in Los Angeles. The 17-year-old company provides opportunities for talented female filmmakers to get their works distributed both domestically in the US and in foreign territories.
Michelle received her B.A. degree in Radio/Television from the University in Houston in 2000. After graduation, Michelle was hired by the Houston NBC affiliate as Associate Producer for the morning news program. In 2003, Michelle went to work for Southwest Alternate Media Project (SWAMP), a non-profit media arts organization based in Houston. Her primary function as Program Coordinator was to organize SWAMP’s professional development workshops, youth after-school programs, independent film screenings, monthly networking mixers and special film-related events. Through her work with SWAMP, Michelle started “Lights! Camera! Action! Summer Moviemaking Camp” for teens and the annual Business of Film Conference, which takes place annually at Rice University.
Michelle previously served on the boards of Texas Motion Picture Alliance (TXMPA) and Women In Film and Television, Houston (WiFT). She currently sits on the board for Southwest Alternate Media Project (SWAMP) and 4th Wall Theatre Company and on the advisory boards for Houston Community College’s Department of Film and Audio Production and Texas Southern University’s School of Communications.