H. Michael

H. Michael Heuser
President and CEO

Movie Credits
Executive Produced


Storm Entertainment, Inc., President and CEO

Executive Producer

H. Michael Heuser is the President and CEO of Storm Entertainment, Inc., a motion picture finance, production and worldwide distribution company that he founded in 1995.  During its more than seventeen year history, Storm Entertainment has arranged for the full financing of 43 films.  Using a combination of worldwide sales and pre-sales, institutional and private equity, international and state incentive rebates and bank gap financing, Storm Entertainment has generated more than $290 million dollars in film financing.

Throughout his 25 year independent career, Heuser has been involved in the financing and/or distribution of more than 140 films, including the highly acclaimed and commercial films such as Hurly Burly, Heidi, Neverending Story, Love the Hard Way, Babette’s Feast, Played, True Romance, Naked Tango, Crying Freeman, Only the Strong, Cotton Club, Lawnmower Man and Lawnmower Man II, Solo Con Tu Pareja, Dirty Dancing, Glengarry Glen Ross, Romper Stomper, The Navigator, Farewell to the King, Cannonball Fever, The Princess Bride, Romero, Life in the Fast Lane, The Lost Boys, Johnny 100 Pesos, The Garden of the Finzi-Continis, Black and White in Color, Clan of the Cave Bear, Nevada, That Obscure Object of Desire, Un Chien Andalou, Das Boot, Big City Blues, Help, A Hard Days Night, Bodies Rest and Motion, 8MM, Romero, Short Circuit, Sleep with Me, The Running Man, 9 ½ Weeks, among many, many others.


Mr. Heuser currently has several film projects in active development, including bringing to the screen Fay Efrosini-Lellios’ original screenplay Road Narrows alongside co-executive producers, the Academy Award-winning Emma Thompson, and best-selling author and producer George Pelecanos, with whom Mr. Heuser has produced the documentary film, The Long Haul of A.I. Bezzerides.


Prior to founding Storm Entertainment, Heuser was a co-founder of and remains an equity partner in August Entertainment, where he served as Senior Executive Vice President for eight years.  Previously, in his long film career, Mr. Heuser has served as part of the senior management team at Interaccess Film Distribution, a division of Vestron.  He has also served in key management roles at Producer Sales Organization (PSO), the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), under the legendary Jack Valenti, and at United International Pictures (UIP), a joint venture between Paramount, Universal and MGM/United Artists.


Heuser is a graduate of Colgate University, completing degrees in both Economics and International Relations.  He is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Italian, and has conducted business in, and traveled to, over 40 countries.


In his free time, Mr. Heuser is an avid reader, traveler, aspiring cook and gardener.  He is also an advocate for patients’ rights and medical radiation reform, and in 2011 was named “Legislative Advocate of the Year” by the Consumer Attorneys of California.  His advocacy work has been featured in major national news outlets including, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, AP, Reuters, ABC, CBS, CNN and NBC.


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