Underground Film Journal

Mike Z

Mike Z is an American underground filmmaker who specializes in making hoax films, which are movies produced to look like documentaries, but are actually fictional films designed to confuse viewers into thinking they are true. Typically, Mike Z does not put a credit on his films and only reveals himself to be the filmmaker after the hoax has been exposed. On one occasion, he was approached by the FBI after they took a disliking to his video about a fictitious military takeover of NYC. Mike Z has also created a stage musical about Charles Manson called The Strip Cult.

Learn more about this filmmaker at his official website.

Watch Streaming Films By Mike Z:


Wanted: New Talent! The Walt Gollender Story (2007)
My Left Nut (2000)
Military Takeover of New York City (1999)
How to Start a Revolution in America (1999)