Fountain has directed several series and documentaries for Discovery Channel, including the award-winning series, The 100 Greatest Discoveries with Bill NyeDr. Know,Emeril Green and Man-Eating Sharks: The Truth!.  He has produced for Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney’sK Street for HBO, NBC’s The West Wing and for Michael Moore’s The Awful Truth on Bravo.  

Other television and film credits include: Touchstone Pictures’ Armageddon , Crazy Like a Fox, CBS’s The Kennedy Center Honors and NCIS, Court TV’s Gone Bad, Discovery Channel’s Rameses:  Wrath of God or Man?,When Disaster Strikes and Young Scientist Challenge, The Military Channel’s My War Diaries, Disney Channel’sThe Jersey, Dutch Television’s Isaac Babel and Salvatore Guilioni, Guggenheim Productions’ D-Day Remembered, The National Gallery of Art’s Empire of the Eye, National Geographic Television’s Angkor Wat, and Phoenix Pictures’ Dick

As a director and producer, his major corporate and commercial clients include: American Express, American Red Cross, America Online, Avaya, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Coca-Cola, Comcast, Ford Motor Company, Freddie Mac, Giant Food, The Hecht Company, Los Angeles Times, Marriott, Maryland Lottery, MCI, Microsoft, MSNBC, NBA, Pfizer, Raytheon, Stryker, Time Warner, United Way of America, Verizon, Virginia Lottery, Volunteers of America, Whole Foods Market and Xerox. 

Michael Fountain received a bachelor of arts in philosophy from Bucknell University. He splits his time between Washington, DC and Lewes, DE.

Films by Michael Fountain


A journey inside the lives of coal miners and an intimate story of the love between father and son.