Mike Schank –
Filmmaker, musician, cautionary tale.
1966 – October 13, 2022.
Aged 56 years.
Most recognized for: As the chemically lobotomized sidekick in 1999’s cult classic documentary “American Movie,” Mike inadvertently stole every scene he was in. His tales of vodka and acid… recounted through a fog that could only be conjured by a brain cell body count in the billions… could make even the heaviest of partiers stop & think, “Wow. There but for the grace of God go I.” And although he’d supposedly cleaned himself up, the brakes clearly weren’t pumped until long after the wheels had gone over the cliff.