Michael Gug Kongshaug is a Danish director born in Copenhagen, Denmark.

He graduated from the American Film Institute in 2016. Michael’s thesis from the American Film Institute got a nomination for Best Writing for Drama at the EMMY’s College Television Awards among many other honors. The inspiration for “No Way Back” came during a film project he was doing for UNICEF on Syrian refugees living in refugee camps in Jordan and Lebanon.

Michael worked as director Nicolai Fuglsig’s Creative Assistant and 3rd Unit Director on “12 Strong” produced by Black Label Media and Jerry Bruckheimer starring Chris Hemsworth and Michael Shannon.

After returning to Denmark, Michael immediately started working as a commercial director on big international campaigns.