Meet Michael Koerbel. Don’t be surprised if he sends flowers to talent their first day on set, sees to it that his crew is taken care of, and turns clients into lifelong friends. Because you can take the guy out of the Midwest, but you can’t take the Midwest out of the guy.
Inspired by his parents, Michael credits his mom with teaching him how to get a joke and his dad with teaching him how to laugh, and he carries this sense of humor into the work he does and the stories he tells. His knack for comedic timing means he can hit the right note on any platform – from TikTok to TV. And if it involves celebrities, kids, or cars? That’s where he shines.
Michael’s deep experience in shooting live performances makes split-second decisions a snap – a major plus when working with A-list talent and kids – and his pragmatic approach to prep and setup means there’s no time wasted on set. When it comes to agency relationships, he sees himself as an ally to help elevate the brand, as seen with the likes of Jeep, Chrysler, Fiat, Hotels.com and AXE.
When Michael’s not directing, he’s scouting talent at a comedy show or being happily re-introduced to Harry Potter through his 8-year-old daughter, Lucy.