Michael Bavaro, Creative Executive
Michael brings a wide range of creative talent to Rex Trailer Studios. A fan since childhood, he met Rex Trailer professionally in 2001 while working on a TV project together. They soon began a partnership that would last into the next decade. Among their many productions was the Emmy-nominated documentary film “Rex Trailer’s Boomtown Gold.” The 2005 WBZ broadcast master and DVD are now part of the permanent collection at the Paley Center in New York.
A 1983 graduate of Fitchburg State University, Michael was the recipient of the communications "student-of-the-year" award. His career began in Boston as an art director of award-winning broadcast promotional TV spots for NBC Sports, WCVB, ABC, "Siskel & Ebert," and others.
In 1986, opportunities brought Michael to Los Angeles and Walt Disney Studios, directing opening title sequences for popular movies and TV shows. Other clients included, the American Film Institute, CBS, NBC, Walt Disney Imagineering, and other many leaders in entertainment.
In 1993, Michael established Digital Freeway®, a new media company, and was soon recognized as a digital pioneer by the Verizon start-up "Tele-TV," the world's first "video-on-demand" service located outside Washington, DC. As the Senior Designer and Producer, he built the "Tele-TV" branded "Galaxy" promo channel for on-demand content.
By 1998 Michael settled in New York City and continued to create websites and digital videos for his clients, Deborah Norville of "Inside Edition," Miramax's "Talk Magazine,” Primedia, GQ, Harlem Village Academy, and multi-media presentations for special events.
In 2010, Michael returned to his Boston roots with the premiere of his Emmy-nominated documentary film, "Voices from the Basement" on WGBH. As the Creative Executive of Rex Trailer Studios, he looks forward to working with Jillian to continue the work Rex Trailer enjoyed.
Michael is also a caricature artist and voice actor.