ABOUT MICHAEL SALOMON
Filmmaker . Director . Editor
Triggerfish Productions was founded by Executive Producer/Director Michael Salomon in 2005.
Salomon began his career as a documentary film editor on several award-winning PBS Specials and soon began editing and post-producing music oriented Event Programming and Television Specials for NBC, CBS, HBO, SHOWTIME, VH1, A&E and CMT. Salomon also lent his editorial talents to well over 200 music videos for pop luminaries such as Madonna, Janet Jackson, Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Ozzy Osbourne, Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Peter Gabriel and Whitney Houston.
Michael put on his directing cap for the first time to helm Metallica’s classic debut video, “ONE”, which was nominated for an MTV Video Award. His subsequent concert film for the band became part of “BINGE AND PURGE”, one of the highest selling box sets of all time (15x Platinum).
To his surprise, Nashville took notice and the LA-based Salomon has enjoyed unparalleled success directing Country music videos and long-form projects with the likes of Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire, Rascal Flatts, Trace Adkins, Dierks Bentley, Trisha Yearwood, Dixie Chicks and Tim McGraw, plus comedians Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy and Rodney Carrington. As a director, Michael has close to 300 music videos under his belt and has created more than a dozen one-hour documentary/performance specials for CMT (Country Music Television).
Michael is especially proud of his decades-long collaborative efforts with megastars Toby Keith, Garth Brooks, and Brooks & Dunn, for which he has directed multiple music videos as well as several network Specials for each, including the 2-hour NBC Special, “GARTH BROOKS: IRELAND & BACK”, which garnered Salomon an Emmy nomination. Toby Keith, recognized by Billboard as # 3 top-selling artist of the Decade 2000-2010 (just behind Eminiem and Britney Spears) has worked with Salomon on well over 50 video, commercial and short film projects.
Michael directed the feature film, “BEER FOR MY HORSES”, a comedy written by and co-starring Toby Keith and Rodney Carrington, featuring Tom Skerritt, Willie Nelson, Gina Gershon, Barry Corbin and Ted Nugent.
Salomon has a burgeoning commercial career revving up and has created a series of spots for FORD, DR. PEPPER, WALMART, MCI, CAESAR’S INTERNATIONAL and MARY KAY COSMETICS as well as several television ads for multiple music artists.
Salomon has been nominated for and/or won over 80 prestigious awards (Emmy, People’s Choice, Billboard, Clio, MTV, CMT, ACM, CMA, ACA)…and counting.
With few exceptions, Michael edits and post-produces almost all of the material he creates as a director.