Michael Dougherty Movies and Career Information
Oct 28, 1974
Director and Writer
Michael Dougherty is a screenwriter who is known for his work with Dan Harris on the scripts for Bryan Singer's films X2 and Superman Returns. Dougherty attended the Tisch School of Arts at New York University in the Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television, which is where he produced Season's Greetings (1996). Was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio His directorial debut, Trick 'r Treat, is based on his own script, and was produced by Bryan Singer. It played at several film festivals, before being released on DVD on October 6, 2009 in the US and Canada. His mother is Vietnamese. Dougherty is an accomplished artist and some of his artwork is displayed on his official website. Director Bryan Singer and Superman Returns screenwriters Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris provided the plots to four comic book prequels to Superman Returns. The four forty-page comic book prequels were published by DC Comics throughout the month of June 2006 and bridged the gap between the second Superman film and Superman Returns.