Michael D. Howe was born and raised in Fridley, MN, a suburb just north of Minneapolis. He attended Moorhead State University where he earned a BA in Speech Communications/Film Emphasis and a minor in English. This is also where he met Gregg Holtgrewe. After college, Michael freelanced in the film/TV industry in Minneapolis, starting in the Art Department, and then switching to production starting as a PA and working up to a production coordinator and assistant director. Dawning is the fourth film that Michael has collaborated with Gregg and Wholecrue Productions. He currently lives and breaths in Uptown Minneapolis.