Bryan Michael Stoller and Michael Jackson friendship

Bryan and Michael were friends for over twenty years.  It was a magical friendship.
Michael Jackson friendship

Bryan directed the famous parody of the 1980's Pepsi commercial which spoofs Michael Jackson.  The parody, The Shadow of Michael, caught Jackson's attention and he telephoned Stoller, a phone-call which launched a twenty-year friendship.


That phone call from Jackson to Bryan was first thought to be a hoax and Bryan was ready to hang up thinking it was one of his friends pranking him.  Thankfully, Bryan was able to confirm the caller was indeed Jackson and soon Bryan found himself being received by Jackson at his Neverland gate.


The two were friends until Jackson's untimely passing in 2009.  Michael was featured in Bryan's feature film Miss Cast Away and the Island Girls (a.k.a. Silly Movie 2). This was Michael's last acting appearance in a film.


Stoller and Jackson were scheduled to co-direct the motion picture "They Cage the Animals at Night," based on the best-selling novel by Jennings Michael Burch. Mel Gibson hired Bryan to write the screenplay adaptation of Burch's book, with Stoller and Jackson signed to co-direct. Stoller was also mentoring Jackson and his three children on filmmaking.

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Catch Michael Jackson's featured appearance in Bryan's comedy spoof, "Miss Castaway & the Island Girls."  Here's an extended clip of Michael's scene in the movie!

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Bryan has produced and directed over seventy productions including TV, feature films, commercials and documentaries.  Check out some of his stuff right here.




In the early eighties, Bryan produced over forty comedy shorts entitled UNDERSHORTS for network television including NBC, ABC and HBO.



Bryan has directed many stars over the years, along with attended black-tie events where the stars came out.

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Published Author

Bryan is the author of FILMMAKING FOR DUMMIES of the popular "For Dummies" series.   The book, now in its second edition, has been published worldwide and translated into several languages including Mandarin.  Jerry Lewis wrote the foreword, Dan Aykroyd wrote the cover endorsement.

Michael Jackson Friendship

Click here or on the image of Michael Jackson to find out more about Bryan and Michael 's twenty-year friendship and their various projects together.

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In addition to FILMMAKING FOR DUMMIES, Bryan has also authored two more books on filmmaking; SMARTPHONE MOVIEMAKER and HARRY POTTER: IMAGINING HOGWARTS - a Beginners Guide to Moviemaking.

HARRY POTTER:IMAGINING HOGWARTS was Number 1 on Amazon's Hottest New Releases in November 2018.

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