Michael Hamish Budd is an Award winning Australian film Actor, Director and Producer. Best known for playing Esmael, alongside Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) and Sigourney Weaver in The Cold Light of Day A film which also starred Bruce Willis. Michael originally grew up on the eastern suburbs of Sydney his first break on a motion picture came when he was asked to body double and stand in for Laurence Fishburne on Matrix 2/3- After working on the production for over 200 shoot days and paying the up most attention to the process the directors Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski saw something in Michael and cast him as Zion Controller. Michael became fascinated with acting and film making styles and after traveling the world for a years he landed then studied in London where he was mentored under a second generation Meisner tutor (Scott Williams) and the teachings of William Ball after graduating from the Meisner technique with the Impulse Company in 2010 he played on stage in works of Chekhov and Shakespeare and Mamet plays. In 2012/13 he directed and produced and Starred in “Love of my Life” a Horror/ Thriller alongside Logie winner Peter O’Brien and Diarmid Heidenreich – On the 9th of November it premiered at the 2013 second annual Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival in the state of Oregon U.S.A. The film went on to win Best Horror/Thriller at the festival. The “Love of my Life” was sold April 29, 2014 VOD release with Gravitas Ventures to 100 million homes across the USA. And has sold to many countries through out Europe. Michael completed “Life of the Party” which had its American premier September 24, 2018 at the Arena Cinelounge, Hollywood, CA Life of the Party the screenplay was picked up by the Oscars Foundation to display in the Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences for the permanent Core Collection. and in May 2017 he completed “Enter Sanctum” for a 2019 release Michael is fast proving himself the be one of Australia’s leading independent filmmakers.