Born in White Plains, New York, Michael Carbajal is an award-winning producer who began his career in film and television at NASA headquarters, where he worked on documentaries and interactive features as Senior Content Producer. He was a member of the NASA Television production team that won the Primetime Emmy Award, recognizing television engineering excellence on the 40th anniversary of the televised Apollo moon landing. The team was also awarded the coveted Webby and Adobe MAX awards and was featured on CNN.
After NASA, Carbajal transitioned to the private sector as a content producer, specializing in unscripted documentaries and docuseries. From new findings at Machu Picchu to the latest advances in artificial intelligence, his interests remain fixed on discovering humanity's potential, whether finding it in the past or speculating on the future. He also held positions at MTV Networks and Google.
Carbajal is currently collaborating with the World Bank and Hollywood Foreign Press Association on the development of “edutainment,” connecting Hollywood productions with sustainability goals and diversity initiatives. Under the banner of his film company, Trendline Films, Carbajal is currently in production on the film Split Decisions, starring the late Kristoff St. John, Mia St. John, Sugar Ray Leonard, ‘Sugar’ Shane Mosely, and others.
Carbajal is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and has served on its awards and events committees. He is a Constellation Circle donor of the Motion Picture Academy Museum and a member of Mensa. He currently resides in Los Angeles.