Michael Palmerio studied film at Columbia College in Chicago, where he quickly established himself as a key figure in the Windy City's vibrant independent film scene. His early feature editing credits include the festival-hit comedy "Totally Confused" and the critically acclaimed verite drama "Straightman", which he also co-produced. In addition, Michael carries both editing and producing credits on the Slamdance Best Documentary Award winning film "Amerikan Passport", as well as the exuberant punk rock feature doc "Monday Night at the Rock-N-Bowl."

Soon after relocating to Los Angeles, Michael was called upon to edit the Lionsgate release "Dummy" starring Oscar winner Adrien Brody and Oscar Nominee Vera Farmiga. Since then he has edited many feature films in a host of different genres including comedy, drama and documentary as well as live concerts and special interest short subject projects like the Elevate Film Festival Multi-Award Winner "It Ain't Over 'Till It's Over", for which Michael took home a Best Editing Award.

More recent feature projects include the post-apocalyptic fable "Orion", starring David Arquette, the Jeff Goldblum led docu-comedy "Pittsburgh", Asiel Norton's stunning Independent Spirit Award-nominated drama "Redland", the taught suspense thriller "Rushlights" featuring Aidan Quinn and Beau Bridges, and Rotimi Rainwater's gritty tale of runaway youth and urban life on the streets,"Sugar".

Michael's television credits include VICELAND's documentary series "Weediquette", MTV's "This Is Dance Music", the Red BullTV reality series "Game Quest", Sony Television's "Pat Croce - Moving In", the acclaimed Fox Sports documentary series "Preps" and the syndicated extreme sports and adventure show "Adrenaline TV."

A complete and up to the minute list of Michael's credits can be found here: IMDB

...and here's what others have to say about Michael's work:


Urban scrawls is witty and lively, fast paced and never boring...your editing and stucturing are first rate
- Ken Burns, Documentarian


Michael is a skilled editor. He has cut three films I've worked on: Walk The Talk, Pittsburgh and the cult classic Dummy. he is great at carving humour and pathos out of scenes.
- Illeana Douglas, Actor/Writer/Director


Monday Night at the Rock 'N Bowl is a buoyant documentary...snazzily edited by Michael Palmerio
-The Chicago Reader


Mike edited my narrative features Orion and Redland. He is an excellent editor, with a strong understanding of narrative and character. Mike has an innate sensibility for story telling. He is also great to work with. I would highly recommend him for picture editing on anyone's film.
- Asiel Norton, Director/Writer