Over Fifty Awards in Dozens of Films


Internationally award winning entertainer, Michael Dardant has been an active force in the film industry in practically every imaginable aspect. Michael has starred in, written, directed, improvised, and produced a multitude of award winning films with a current tally of over 50 titles including winning Best Comedy Feature 3 times! With a vast background in entertainment, he has been featured on stages across the globe as a magician, comedian, and emcee which has led to appearances on dozens of television shows, films, and music videos.

The root of his script writing and storytelling abilities stems from his first love; magic. Mastering the art of deception and perception has given him a keen sense of  how one keeps an audience transfixed.  Now, with almost 3 decades of study, his level of skill is recognized by his peers in the form of over 30 international championship awards making him the lead ranking close up artist in the United States and now one of the most decorated magicians in history! As his performance career thrived, he became captivated with applying his specific knowledge to the art of movie magic. Especially proud of the independent films he’s been a part of in New Orleans, Michael brings his unique heritage to the foreground. The “Cajun Conjuror” with a special Southern charm has become a staple in the Louisiana film community.



Years of experience




Awards in Film


Such unique skill sets made Michael primed and ready for work in front of the camera. In fact, his move to the Big Easy was inspired by ambition to pursue acting! Michael’s I.M.D.B. page continues to be padded with appearances in a multitude of fun and interesting roles on National shows like Treme, N.C.I.S. and Focus. However, he’s most proud of his roles in independent New Orleans films such as Trailer Park Jesus and Last Spring Break.



Dardant realized along the way that he had a creative outlet other than the stage. Writing had been an interest since the 2nd grade when he attempted a novel about unicorns. Equally realistic is his script about life in post-Katrina New Orleans, called Below Sea Level, a hilarious sit-com  pilot. Now dozens of film festival awards decorate his many projects such as the newly released comedy feature Last Spring Break and the musical parody Bourbon Whiz.



It was out of sheer necessity that Michael Dardant began directing and producing.  He needed to give life to his own creations! After cutting his teeth in production with his original project called Below Sea Level, Dardant’s creative magic has been sought out for a multitude of projects ranging from music videos to mockumentaries. He was co-director of the unique parody of Wizard of Oz set in the French Quarter entitled, Bourbon Whiz. With his unique background as a magician he’s also choreographed illusions films like The Last Exorcism and The Lucky One. Under the company name of M.C.D.Films, many exciting projects are in the works as more of Michael’s imagination hits the screen!



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