From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Michael Winterbottom (born 29 March 1961) is a prolific English filmmaker who has directed seventeen feature films in the past fifteen years. He began his career working in British television before moving into features. Three of his films — Welcome to Sarajevo, Wonderland and 24 Hour Party People — have been nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Description above from the Wikipedia article Michael Winterbottom, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.