Truce co-founder and Head of Production, Michael Ciccone is passionate about supporting directors to create extraordinary commercial work and growing the production company’s brand on a global level.
In his time at Truce, Michael has overseen multiple award-winning campaigns for international brands and forged successful, ongoing relationships with agencies and production partners across Australia, Asia, and the U.S.
His award-winning campaigns have received widespread industry attention, including four bronze London International Awards (LIA), a finalist spot at Cannes Lions Health, silver and bronze Global Awards, Best Advertisement at the Prime Awards, and a bronze Effie Award.
After graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) in Melbourne, Michael established himself as a producer equally adept at tackling narrative and commercial work.
His long creative partnership with director Nicholas Clifford resulted in several awarding-winning narrative shorts, including WE'VE ALL BEEN THERE (2013), which won the top prize at leading Australian short film festival Tropfest in front of a 100,000-person live audience.
Other projects screened at Melbourne, Sydney, London, Palm Springs and Raindance Film Festivals just to name a few. SLINGSHOT (2015), written and directed by David Hansen, won both the Best Australian Film at Academy-accredited festival, Flickerfest, and an AACTA award. While the feature doc WATAN (2018), directed by James L. Brown and Bill Irving, which explored the toll of the Syrian refugee crisis, premiered to sold-out screenings during Refugee Week.
Now steering Truce’s commercial output, Michael is currently working with Truce’s exceptional roster of directors on a wide range of projects in what represents an exciting period of growth for the company.