Michael X. Flores attended the University of Southern California, where he received a Master of Fine Arts in Cinema-Television Production. While studying at USC, Michael was awarded several scholarships including the John Frankenheimer Directing Scholarship for merit in directing and the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts Entertainment Scholarship. He was also selected to participate as a fellow in Film Independent’s Project:Involve, in which he was personally mentored by Jeffrey Blitz: director of the Academy-Award-nominated documentary -Spellbound (2002). He edited the Student-Emmy-winning TV pilot, “Cost of Living” and wrote and directed an award-winning short film called Esperando (Waiting/Hoping). After graduating from USC, Michael worked as an assistant editor on Tamra Davis’s documentary Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (2010), which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival; on Lisa Leeman’s documentary One Lucky Elephant (2010), which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival; and on Bess Kargman’s documentary First Position (2011), which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. As an editor, Michael has worked on films such as Nick Broomfield’s documentary Sarah Palin: You Betcha! (2011), which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival; Last Will. & Testament (2012), which was executive produced by Roland Emmerich; Justice for My Sister (2012), which won Best Documentary at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival; Eddie Alcazar’s documentary Tapia (2013), which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival; Harmontown (2014), which premiered at SXSW; Tommy O'Haver's The Most Hated Woman in America (2017) for Netflix, which premiered at SXSW; and Jason Kohn’s documentary Love Means Zero (2017) for Showtime, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Recently, he edited a documentary for HBO and Duplass Brothers Productions called Last Stop Larrimah (2023), which premiered at SXSW in March 2023 and will be premiering on HBO in October 2023. Currently, he is working on a doc series for Nat Geo and Disney+ called The Biggest Little Farm Series.