Michael Cory Davis
Journey Film Group is a content creation/production company, launched in 2005 by actor Michael Cory Davis. Journey Film Group's mission is to create fresh, raw, and edgy content with a specialization in social impact media.
MICHAEL CORY DAVIS
Michael is a triple threat: An actor, filmmaker, and producer. He is driven by a passion to create art that entertains audiences and fosters robust conversations about our shared human journey.
This began with his directorial debut, the award-winning film, Svetlana’s Journey. Touched by the real-life story of a 13-year-old Bulgarian girl sold by her adoptive parents and trafficked to Holland for prostitution, Michael wrote and directed Svetlana’s Journey, a film based on her life. Svetlana’s Journey was the winner of the 2005 Hollywood Film Festival Best Short Subject Award and the HDFEST Deffie Award for Best HD Dramatic Film.
Davis partnered with the Bulgarian non-profit organization Face To Face, the US Embassy and corporate sponsor M-tel to implement an awareness campaign to raise funding for rehabilitation centers and orphanages in Bulgaria, toured the country with the film, and promoted the airing of Svetlana’s Journey on Bulgarian television. It was this effort that helped to the creation of the first ever Bulgarian Commission to combat Trafficking in Persons.
Michael’s second film, Cargo: Innocence Lost, a documentary on sex trafficking in the United States, has been lauded for its effective spotlight on the issue here at home. In 2008, Michael created the I Stop Traffic Awareness campaign using his films as a way to spread awareness, support victims, and organizations. Michael toured the world creating awareness events/film screenings with numerous organizations, such as: FBI, Homeland Security, LAPD, National Association of County Commissioners, National Foundation of Women Legislators, People To People International, United Nations Film Association, Salvation Army, Soroptomist, and Los Angeles County Unity Coalition. Michael has taken part in more than 50 panel discussions, most notably partnering with Suzanne Mubarek, the First Lady of Egypt, and her Excellency Sheikha Sabiqa, the Queen of Bahrain, on their anti-trafficking campaigns.
He is the recipient of the prestigious People to People International (founded by Dwight Eisenhower) Make a Difference Award and was honored in a ceremony alongside the Prime Minister of Albania and the president of Relief International. His work has been featured on CNN, ABC World News Tonight, and The Tyra Banks Show, to name a few.
Michael created Journey Film Group Inc., in 2005 and has created content for Lionsgate and AMC for the Emmy-award winning television series Mad Men for season two through five. Other notable clients include: The City of Los Angeles, Volkswagen, The Cairo Film Festival, Los Angeles Unity Coalition, National Council of Jewish Women. Journey Film group has created content for HULU, Itunes, Prime – to name a few.
As an actor, Michael has appeared on Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Animal Kingdom, NCIS: LA, Anger Management, The Mentalist, Baby Daddy, CSI: NY, Private Practice, and Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls – to name a few.
Michael is the founder of Artists United for Social Justice, a 501c3 non-profit organization with a mission to create and distribute multi-media to raise awareness about social injustices.