Michael Felsher

Michael Felsher

Director, Editor, Producer


Michael Felsher is a veteran film and television director, best known for his work on popular horror franchises like Final Destination and Hatchet. He was born in Dallas, Texas in 1974, and grew up in the suburbs of the city.

Felsher began his career in film at a young age, taking odd jobs on film and television projects around his hometown. After graduating from high school, he attended the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts to pursue a degree in directing. During this time, he worked on a variety of projects, including music videos and short films, which earned him recognition in the industry.

After graduating, Felsher went on to direct television projects, such as episodes of The X-Files and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He also worked as a second unit director on films such as The Faculty and Bicentennial Man.

In 2003, Felsher made his feature film directorial debut with Final Destination 2, the second installment of the popular horror franchise. The film was a box office success, and earned Felsher a nomination for Best Horror Film at the 2004 Saturn Awards.

Felsher followed up his success with the 2006 slasher film Hatchet, which he wrote and directed. The film was a cult classic, and spawned two sequels, both of which Felsher directed. He also directed the fourth installment, Victor Crowley, which was released in 2017.

In addition to his work on the Hatchet franchise, Felsher has directed numerous other horror films, including the 2009 remake of The Stepfather, the 2011 creature feature Chillerama, and the 2014 found-footage horror film The Houses October Built.

Felsher has also directed several episodes of television series, including the 2012 season of American Horror Story, the 2013 season of True Blood, and an episode of the anthology series Black Mirror.

Felsher continues to work in the industry today, and is currently developing a new horror film. He is also an avid photographer, and his work has been featured in several local galleries.