Michael Jackson Chaney

Film and television professor


  • B.F.A., fine art, Art Center College of Design, 1991
  • M.F.A., fine art, Tufts University, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, 1996
  • M.Div., The Episcopal Divinity School, 2013


Writer, producer and director of award-winning short film, "Luke"; world premiere at the 33rd International Film Festival Rotterdam, 2004

Awards, recognitions and honors

Alumni of the Year, College of Architecture, Art and Design, Mississippi State University


University Film and Video Association

Publications and Presentations

  • 2011. Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451," director of live action film segments for the theatrical production, Lucas Theatre for the Arts, Savannah, Georgia
  • 2009. "Ever Present and in Motion," ACA Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2008. "Cindigenous," sponsored by the Savannah Film Commission and the Telfair Museum of Art Jepson Center for the Arts, Savannah, Georgia
  • 2007. "Together @ Last" juried exhibition, Red Gallery, Savannah, Georgia
  • 2007. "Finding Rothko," Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Charleston, South Carolina, original 16mm film accompaniment to Adam Schoenberg composition
  • 2006. "Virginia Film Festival: God on Film," Charlottesville, Virginia
  • 2005. "Syncretism" Exhibition (Drain magazine), site specific, Savannah, Georgia
  • 2005. Spring Vernissage EXPO 2005, Lacoste, France
  • 2004. "Quiet" Exhibition, Aquaspace Gallery, Savannah, Georgia
  • 2003. "Flow" Exhibition, Aquaspace Gallery, Savannah, Georgia

Michael Chaney is a professor of film and television at Savannah College of Art and Design. For 16 years he has hosted student coffee talks with filmmakers and moderated panels during the Savannah Film Festival.