Michael Marc Friedman's working class roots in Philadelphia are his guiding influence in creating Scrappletown Films. The intention behind Scrappletown is to open up avenues for talented artists who want to create their own opportunities. The mission statement of Scrappletown is essentially, if you have ideas that need to be heard, Don't Wait. Create. It’s the only way.
Taking that sentiment to heart, in 2010 Mike created and starred in "The Super Man", which was inspired by his real-life experiences as a building manager in Los Angeles. “The Super Man” went on to win the Audience Award at The ITV festival in Los Angeles in 2010.
From there, as an actor, Mike landed a role on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and then a series regular role on the Fox Pilot "Living Loaded”. Mike was unrepresented at the time.
Mike has created several shows in various phases of development that he is currently pitching. He created and penned, "Dirty Cops", which was an official selection at the 2016 Hollywood Comedy Festival, and the Winner of Best Web-Series in 2016 HollyShorts Festival. In 2018 "Dirty Cops" won The Portland Comedy Film Festival for best dark comedy and best supporting actor. In April, he was in Vancouver where "Dirty Cops" was nominated for Best Comedy and Best Actor at The Vancouver Web-Fest.
He recently finished writing and starring in Kensington which is a dark comedy set in Philadelphia and was an Official Selection at this years Beverly Hills Film Festival and Newport Beach Film Festival. More exciting festival announcements coming soon.